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Elvaston Castle

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Address: Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, England

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Lovely Walks.

Elvaston Castle has lovely walks and the area is often filled with everyone from families with young children to elderly couples. We love the oddly shaped hedges and the beauty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Samantha Y
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Elvaston castle. We live nearby so it's convenient and there's lots of different routes and things to see. Toilets are available and there's a shop on site too. The 3 stars however is for the cafe. This place is ALWAYS busy, they should be able to anticipate they're going to be busy and be able to be prepared... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elvaston Castle has lovely walks and the area is often filled with everyone from families with young children to elderly couples. We love the oddly shaped hedges and the beauty of the Castle and find the walk very peaceful.

Thank Samantha Y
east midlands
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I've grown up going to this place and have had some great times here, ithe have nice scenic routes around the groundsame with a few areas to explore. Great when they have events here an local craft fairs etc! Is definitely a nice place to visit in summer and if you don't mind the cold winter does change the whole... More 

Thank ste_john
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
87 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The grounds of Elvaston Castle are a great place to visit. You can wander about the park to your heart's content but if you want more then look for the Victorian Walled Gardens and also the Italian Gardens with all the clipped hedges - magic!

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great little park interesting to explore the grounds and garden. Name is a little misleading as it is definitely not a castle.

Thank Casey S
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89 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

well one of the most beautiful stately house and grounds,just love this place especially when they have a steam rally atmosphere is super friendly and they have a great cafe with ice creams,afternoon tea,super water lakes just relax take a book sit on the side of the river fantastic

Thank Gary M
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit if you like county/woodland walks. Great to wander around with kids and dogs. If you want peace and to be able to let dogs off visit on a weekday in school hours as weekends get quite busy. The house has a nice exterior but the inside is off limits due to poor funding from derby city... More 

Thank micksw
Derby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Living nearby, I have always visited Elvaston Castle my whole life and I think it's great to have such a great place right on my doorstep! Perfect for dog walking, strolls with the pram, wanders on summer evenings, brisk walks in the winter! Also good to gather with lots of friends with the children on the open spaces - great... More 

Thank eds123
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite place. Elvaston Castle has been the back drop to so many fantastic memories that actually writing a meaningful review for someone unfamiliar with the place is pointless. But here goes. The castle is run down because it's a burden to the council. The gardens are varied and amazing, despite being a burden to the council. Its cheap, costing... More 

Thank paul b
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a walk with four teenagers and three young children. Was plenty to see and chat about to keep all ages busy. Older children enjoyed exploring woods, chatting with grown ups and each other younger ones loved the carvings, muddy puddles and play park.

Thank Chantal R

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