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Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, England
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Somewhere to visit more than once

We visited the Woodland Festival which proved to bigger than expected and spent a couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan R
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
perfect family time

Woodland Festival was great, this is fantastic place for a family day out. Park and Castle is just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Woodland Festival which proved to bigger than expected and spent a couple of hours or so wandering around all the stalls which were spread out throughout the grounds. I'm sure we'll be back again when there are no activities planned and explore...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Woodland Festival was great, this is fantastic place for a family day out. Park and Castle is just perfect. You can have a little tea break in the Coffee Shop inside the Castle.

Thank AnnaP1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here as recommended by locals as a great cheap day out . We all loved it the grounds are stunning from the English country garden to the formal around the castle and the woodlands . Great trees to climbs and nooks and crannies...More

Thank midnightspace
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a very pleasant country park on the outskirts of the City of Derby, and offers something for everyone. Its name comes from the stately home, Elvaston Castle, which is the focal point of the c320 acre park. It's not a castle, more a...More

4  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I love this place, having lived in Derby I've visited on a number of occasions. You will find something for everyone here. There are the grounds to explore, with woodlands, a lake, a small brook as well as formal gardens and a courtyard with a...More

Thank Darren_Russell
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Not far from the main A6 route to Derby and with a large car park. Two main attractions at this Country Park ... 1) A nice lake that you can walk around. 2) Elvaston Castle which is more of a Manor House The paths around...More

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Took my granddaughter here for walk round the grounds.we visited the shop in the courtyard and saw they had a wildlife wander sheet for the children to fill in.a few easy to answer questions on observation to do while walking round,then take it back to...More

Thank mick m
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy a walk around here but make sure you use the parking meters by the children's playground otherwise you are walking all over the place to find a working one. Also if you visit the cafe don't open the freezer to get your...More

Thank Leann P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Easy going walk around the Lake with great views of the Hall, visit the sculptured Italian garden and then spend a few minutes in the Church, an enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a Sunday.

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Elvaston castle is a lovely country park 10 minutes from Derby. It has a small play area, lovely grounds, a little cafe, country church and a secret garden. The house is closed which is a shame. The cafe is not great but okay for a...More

Thank 75familyoffour
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Eugene B |
Only the cost of your pay and display car park ticket
15 August 2017|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
Free to get in car park is £1.40 for two hours and about £4.00 for the day
Patrick M
11 January 2016|
Response from emmalouiseh01 | Reviewed this property |
if your dog is new to this attraction,take it on a lead to start with. When the dog is older and it knows the place then take it in the main part of the country park. Some parts are fenced off but the parts of The Old... More