Houses in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

From a small country house to grand halls and mansions, there are plenty of places to explore in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Late 19th-century painting, English School at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey 

Discover more about the history of Calke Abbey and how the house and estate was shaped by a reclusive family over several generations.

The Drawing Room at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, showing the painting 'Orlando delivering Olympia from the Sea-monster' attributed to Lodovico Carracci, over the fireplace

Kedleston Hall 

Discover the history of Kedleston Hall, a fine example of the famous architect Robert Adam's work.

The exterior of Staunton Harold Church

Staunton Harold Church 

One of the few churches built between the outbreak of the English Civil War and the Restoration period, a must see building.

Stoneywell, Leicestershire, was built as a summer home by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson for his brother Sidney.

Stoneywell

Built as a summer home by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson for his brother Sydney, Stoneywell zigzags from its rocky outcrop, amid rhododendrons and heather.

Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall 

Designed and built as a showpiece for 17th-century craftsmanship, Sudbury Hall has many interior features to inspire and admire.

Costumed interpreter and families in the Victorian schoolroom at the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

The Museum of Childhood (Sudbury Hall) 

Venture into a mine, play with puppets, visit a Victorian school room and much more as you wander through our eight galleries in this unique Museum.