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Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derbyshire
DE72 3EP
Tel: +44(0)1332 571342

Set four miles south-east of the city of Derby is Elvaston Castle Country Park, a picturesque site featuring over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens.

At the heart of the estate lies Elvaston Castle - a Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Wyatt in the early 1800s, based on the original house dating back to 1633. Wyatt's design, built for the 3rd Earl of Harrington, became home to the Stanhope family until the estate was sold by the then Earl of Harrington to Derbyshire County Council in 1968. The Council have operated it as Elvaston Castle Country Park since then.

Surrounding the country house are the famous Grade II Listed gardens, pioneered over a 20 year period back in the 1830/40s by William Barron, one of the most influential gardeners of the century.

In addition to the formal gardens, there is acre after acre of woodland and parkland incorporating a lake, picnic areas, children's play areas and a caravan & camping site. A tea room, information centre and gift shop are located in the Castle building. Please ring for details.

Facilities
Historic House
Gardens
Picnic Area
Car Park
Refreshments
Private Tours available
School Tours

Admission
Opening times of park office are 9am-5pm Monday-Sunday.
Grounds are open from 9am to dusk all year round.

Directions
The estate is located off Borrowash Road (B5010) in Elvaston, 4 miles south-west of Derby. The park is well signposted off both the A6 and A52. From the M1 north bound take the A50 exit followed by the A6 Alvaston turn off, then follow the brown tourist signs.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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