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Historical Attractions

Derbyshire is steeped in history - from the lead mining industry that fueled the building of homes such as Stainsborough Hall to the Arkwright mills that lead the industrial revolution and the stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.  There is plenty to see.


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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth Estate is home to one of the most stunning historical houses in the UK and a fantastic place to visit for the whole family.  

Enjoy the house, gardens, adventure playground and farm shop, as well as, the many events that take place throughout the year.

As partners of Chatsworth - we have discounted tickets for your day out available to buy in advance. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 15 miles 

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Haddon Hall

Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye.

Film-makers flock to Haddon Hall to use it as a location. The house and grounds have played host to no less than three versions of “Jane Eyre”. Screen credits also include "Elizabeth”, "Pride & Prejudice” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”.


We are delighted that we are also able to provide discounted tickets to this house.

Distance from Stainsborough: 12 miles 


Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall is a local National Trust property that is an impressive house, with stunning interiors, beautiful gardens, and an interesting historical story. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 12 miles 


Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills

A world Heritage site, Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 Masson Mills in Cromford, are the finest surviving and best-preserved example of an Arkwright cotton mill. Working textile museum illustrating Arkwright’s legacy.

Distance from Stainsborough: 4 miles


Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a 9-mile long heritage railway in Derbyshire. The headquarters of the railway centre on Wirksworth station, and services operate in both directions between Wirksworth and Duffield and from Wirksworth to Ravenstor.

Distance from Stainsborough: 1.8 miles 



Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Recently renovated and updated, the Wirksworth Heritage Centre provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the town's history, it's traditional industries and the local people - and the Wolly Rhino (I'll let you go to find out more!).  It has a number of interactive displays and is a fascinating way to spend time. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 1.2 miles 

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