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Plan your trip to the East Midlands! Find places to visit by browsing the selected stately homes below or go to the East Midlands map for lots more inspiration.

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Selected stately homes

Burghley House aerial view

Stamford 01780 752451

Used in recent films Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code, the house boasts eighteen magnificent State Rooms and a huge collection of works and art, including one of the most important private collections of 17th century.

Lamport Hall & Gardens

Northampton 01604 686272

The home of the Ishams for 400 years, Lamport contains an outstanding collection of furniture and paintings. The west front is by John Webb and the Smiths of Warwick. The10-acre gardens are famous as the home of the first garden gnome.

Deene Park

Corby 01780 450361

Acquired by the Brudenell family in 1514 and lived in by their descendents including the 7th Earl of Cardigan (Charge of the Light Brigade). Gardens, teas and gift shop.

Lincoln Guildhall

Lincoln 01522 541727

The Guildhall / Stonebow date back to 1520 and is on the site of the Roman southern gateway. The Guildhall is the official 'home' of the Mayor and houses the City's fine collection of insignia displayed in the old debtors prison.


Events in the East Midlands

Christmas at Hardwick
Christmas at Hardwick at Hardwick Estate

Wed 22 Nov - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Discover the festive season at Hardwick. With traditional decorations and a festive song theme in each room, follow the trail around the Hall. Explore the wider estate and take a family selfie in our sleigh.

Chesterfield 01246 850430

Christmas Elf Hunt at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Sat 16 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Pick up a sheet from the ticket office and explore the Heritage Centre and Country Park to find the missing Elves and return to collect your prize.

Market Bosworth 01455 290429

Audience with Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Join in the festive fun with the man himself at Bolsover Castle. Meet Father Christmas as he tells tales of Christmas past amid the yuletide decorations. Lucky visitors will even get a festive treat from him! Booking essential.

Bolsover 01246 822844

Christmas weekends at Calke at Calke Abbey

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

As darkness falls, experience Calke in all its twinkling glory. Let the lanterns lead the way to the candle-lit church and see the tunnels in festive lights. Celebrate the Advent period and see what's behind our Christmas windows and doors.

Derby 01332 863822

Christmas fine food fair at Calke Abbey

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Join us in the Riding School for a festive, fine food fair, with a range of local food and drink suppliers and cooking demonstrations from Calke Abbey chefs. Enjoy the best of the season and stock up on some Christmas gifts or treats.

Derby 01332 863822