Facilities & access


  • Manifold tea-room in Ilam Park
  • Shop - sells locally made ice cream
  • Tea-room at Wetton Mill serves refreshments (not National Trust)
  • Parking - 75 yards (pay and display). Coaches by prior arrangement only
  • Learning - suitable for school groups. Education room/centre. Hands-on activities. Adult study days
  • Dogs - aren't allowed inside the tea-rooms and shops but are more than welcome everywhere else

Family & children

  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities
  • Family and children's guides
  • Children's quiz/trail
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted


  • Parking - designated parking in main car park. Drop-off point in stableyard to rear of hall and in front of shop with some parking possible by arrangement
  • Building - access to visitor centre, shop and toilets over flagstones. Whilst there is not wheelchair access to the tea-room, orders may be placed in the shop and refreshments served to you in the visitor centre or stableyard
  • Adapted toilets - in stableyard
  • Grounds - undulating terrain, steep slopes and some steps. Areas of the park are accessible on hard surfaces. Upgrading of access is ongoing
  • Motorhomes can access the car park

Non-member parking costs

  • up to 1 hour - £1.50
  • up to 4 hours - £2.60
  • All day - £4
  • Please note, these charges only apply to the Ilam Hall car park for non National Trust members

Car parks

Ilam Hall National Trust pay & display for non-members. DE6 2AZ SK132507
Dovedale not a National Trust car park, pay & display for all. DE6 2AX SK146508
Blore Pastures (Free) DE6 2BS SK13534990
Hulme End not a National Trust car park, pay & display for all. SK17 0EZ SK10295930
Milldale (Free) DE6 2GB SK13605480

Please remember that postcodes aren't exact when it comes to the countryside, they just give the area.