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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

Kings and Queens Academy
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Mon 28 Jul - Fri 01 Aug 2014

Put on a right royal welcome at Bolsover Castle as we teach you to avoid the pitfalls of palace life and impress your regal rulers.

Cavalier Horsemanship
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Sat 02 & Sun 03 Aug 2014

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume putting horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Myths and Legends
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Mon 04 - Fri 08 Aug 2014

Discover a backdrop of mystery and legend at Bolsover Castle. Hear secret stories and uncover colourful characters, and decide for yourself between truth and myth.

Cavalier Horsemanship
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Sat 09 & Sun 10 Aug 2014

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Gruesome Goings On
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Mon 11 - Fri 15 Aug 2014

Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture – travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teacher won't teach you!

Cavalier Horsemanship
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Sat 16 & Sun 17 Aug 2014

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

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