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A view of the exterior of the south front of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
The south front of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire | © National Trust Images/Rupert Truman

Houses and buildings in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Explore houses trapped in time, ornate Elizabethan wonders and historic mills in the heart of the country.

Houses and buildings to visit in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Two visitors looking up at the domed white and gold ceiling of the saloon at Kedleston Hall
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Kedleston Hall 

Visit the Hall at Kedleston, which is a prime example of 18th-century Palladian and Neoclassical inspired architecture and the ancestral residence of the Curzon family.

Visitors at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire.
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Hardwick Hall 

Hardwick Hall is the legacy of a woman who had the vision, wealth and sheer audacity to commission a house that shouts innovation from the rooftops.

Image shows the Dining Room at Calke Abbey. The dining table is in the centre of the room and the table is laid for a meal.
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The house at Calke Abbey 

Discover the 'un-stately' home at Calke Abbey, where peeling paint and abandoned rooms vividly portray a period when many country houses didn't survive.

Grand house with columns reflected in a lake and surrounded with autumn trees at Lyme Park, Cheshire
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The house at Lyme 

Step inside the house and discover unusual objects and strange secrets as you walk through six centuries of family history at Lyme in Cheshire.

Daffodils and Visitors in the grounds of The Children's Country House at Sudbury
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The Children’s Country House at Sudbury 

The Children’s Country House at Sudbury. Having fun with history.

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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The tower at Staunton Harold Church seen through the trees on a sunny day
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Staunton Harold Church 

Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

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View across the herb knot garden, with a stone path and a round-arched wooden door in a stone wall, towards the medieval range of The Old Manor, Norbury, Derbyshire.
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The Old Manor 

A Low, stone-built medieval hall, set in the picturesque countryside of Derbyshire.

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Mill cog closeup
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Stainsby Mill 

Learn about the waterwheel and find out how the cogs, wheels and other machinery all work together at the mill.

A blue and purple sky reflected in a large expanse of water with a small silhouetted jetty jutting into the water on the bottom left and a silhouetted twiggy tree branch in the top left. In the distance are snow-capped hills, bathing in morning sunlight.

Discover more in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Historic houses, arts and crafts cottages and the spectacular Peak District make up this varied part of the Midlands.