Days Out in Derbyshire

Peveril Castle

Enjoy great days out in Derbyshire for all the family this season. Spend the day at Bolsover Castle, take a stroll through the palatial ruins of a medieval manor house or survey the world from a Norman hilltop castle at Peveril.

We have now switched to our summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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Places to visit in Derbyshire

Don't miss great days out that bring history to life in Derbyshire:

  • Bolsover Castle: Offering panoramic views over the Vale of Scarsdale.
  • Hardwick Old Hall: The family home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest women in Elizabethan England.
  • Peveril Castle: One of England’s earliest Norman fortresses.

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Places to visit : Derbyshire

Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow
Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow

The region's most important prehistoric site, Arbor Low is aNeolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland.Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50white limestone slabs..

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Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle

'By an unlikely miracle, the keep at Bolsover has survived into this century as an almost untouched expression in stone of the lost world of Elizabethan chivalry and romance.'

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Hardwick Old Hall
Hardwick Old Hall

The remodelled family home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England, stands beside the New Hall she raised later in the 1590s.

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Peveril Castle
Peveril Castle

Founded soon after 1066 by William Peverel, one of William the Conqueror's most trusted knights, Peveril Castle offers breathtaking views of the Peak District from its position high above Castleton.

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Sutton Scarsdale Hall
Sutton Scarsdale Hall

The imposing shell of a grandiose Georgian mansion built in 1724-29, with an immensely columned exterior. Roofless since 1919, when its interiors were dismantled and some exported to America.

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Wingfield Manor
Wingfield Manor

The vast and immensely impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower 22 metres (72 feet) tall.

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Events : Derbyshire

Cavalier Horsemanship
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Sat 20 Sep - Sun 21 Sep 2014

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music at Bolsover Castle.

From Tradition to Today – An Evening of Dressage at Bolsover Castle
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Thu 25 Sep

From tradition to today, the relevance of the recognised art from of Classical Riding of the past in today’s competitive dressage arena will be shown and explained.

Cavalier Horsemanship
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Sat 27 Sep - Sun 28 Sep 2014

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music at Bolsover Castle.

From Tradition to Today – An Evening of Dressage at Bolsover Castle
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Thu 16 Oct

From tradition to today, the relevance of the recognised art from of Classical Riding of the past in today’s competitive dressage arena will be shown and explained.

Ghosts and Ghouls
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Thrilling tricks and tasty treats await at Bolsover Castle.

Ghost Tours
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Wed 29 Oct 2014

Join our eerie evening tour around Bolsover Castle and hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings. (Over 16s only).

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