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 winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Places to visit in Derbyshire

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

  • Bolsover CastleJoin Sir William Cavendish for spectacular castle fun!
  • Hardwick Old Hall: The 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

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).

Creepy Castle at Night
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Fri 31 Oct & Sat 01 Nov 2014

Have you got what it takes to brave the castle after dark? Discover dastardly deeds and freaky fun around every corner!

Ghost Tours
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Sat 29 Nov 2014

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

Knights and Princesses Academy
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Mon 9 - Fri 13 Feb 2015

Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it’s time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day.

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