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Hardwick Hall
Walking for Health - Regular Walk at Hardwick at Hardwick Estate

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Chesterfield 01246 850430

Tricks and Tonics at Bolsover Castle

Sat 21 - Fri 27 Oct 2017

Bolsover 01246 822844

Fine Food Fair at Calke Abbey

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Derby 01332 863822

Frightfest at Bolsover Castle
Frightfest at Bolsover Castle

Sun 22 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Bolsover 01246 822844

Talk - The Princes in the Tower
Princes in the Tower by Harry J Tomkinson at Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Leicester 0116 2362713 ext 25


Selected stately homes

Burghley House aerial view

Stamford 01780 752451

Lamport Hall & Gardens

Northampton 01604 686272

Deene Park

Corby 01780 450361

Lincoln Guildhall

Lincoln 01522 541727


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Deene Park
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3EW, Tel: 01780 450278, Email

Deene Park is one of Northamptonshire's finest houses and is of great architectural interest.

Lincoln Guildhall
VistEngland VAQAS

Saltergate, Lincoln, LN2 1DH, Tel: 01522 541727, Email

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.

Burghley House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, Tel: 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
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD, Tel: 01604 686272, Email

The facade is by John Webb and the Smiths of Warwick. The Hall contains an outstanding collection of furniture, books and paintings, including portraits by Van Dyck, Kneller, Lely and other important works of art.

Southwick Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Southwick, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, PE8 5BL, Tel: 01832 274064, Email

A family home since 1300, retaining medieval building dating from 1300, with Tudor rebuilding and 18th century additions.

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Estate Office, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LZ, Tel: 01778 591205, Email

A medieval keep which was developed into a quadrangular house in the mid-16th century with an 18th century facade on the north and a 19th century facade on the west.


Papplewick Hall

Historic Houses Association Member

Papplewick, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8FE, Tel: 0115 9632623

A beautiful classic Georgian house, built of Mansfield stone, set in parkland, with woodland garden laid out in the 18th century. The house is notable for its very fine plasterwork, and elegant staircase. Grade I listed.


Launde Abbey

Quality Tourism in Leicestershire

Launde Road, East Norton, Leicester, LE7 9XB, Tel: 01572 717254

A Tudor/Elizabethan Manor House with medieval Chapel

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  • Rail station: Oakham (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

Belgrave Hall Gardens at Belgrave Hall & Gardens

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Church Road off Thurcaston Road, Belgrave, Leicester, LE4 5PE, Tel: 0116 229 8181

Delve into the fascinating history of Belgrave Hall Gardens. Explore the Victorian garden and those with green-fingers could pick up some handy tips!

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  • Rail station: Leicester (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

Rockingham Castle

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Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH, Tel: 01536 770240

Delve into history at Rockingham Castle, which was built on the orders of William the Conqueror.

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  • Rail station: Kettering (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Eyam Hall Historic House and Gardens at National Trust Eyam Hall & Craft Centre


Main Road, Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 5QW, Tel: 01433 639565

This small, but charming manor house in the famous plague village of Eyam has been the home of the Wright family since 1672. A Jacobean staircase, fine tapestries, family portraits and furniture are among its interior treasures.

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  • Rail station: Grindleford (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)

Moira Furnace at Moira Furnace Museum & Country Park

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Furnace Lane, Moira, nr Ashby, Leicestershire, DE12 6AT, Tel: 01283 224667

Moira Blast Furnace is an impressive 19th Century piece of architechture situated in the heart of the National Forest. Enjoy finding out about it's fascinating history, with woodland walks and trails to explore.

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  • Rail station: Loughborough (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens

Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Kelmarsh, Northampton, NN6 9LY, Tel: 01604 686543

Kelmarsh Hall is an elegant Palladian house set in the glorious Northamptonshire countryside and is surrounded by highly-regarded gardens.

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  • Rail station: Market Harborough (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours at Welbeck Estate


The Harley Gallery Trading Ltd, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LL, Tel: 01909 501700

Welbeck Abbey’s State Rooms are open to the public for 28 days during August for guided tours.
The tour takes in the grand State Rooms, the Abbey’s reception rooms which have been host to royalty, aristocracy and statesmen.


D H Lawrence Heritage Centre


D H Lawrence Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3DZ, Tel: 01773 717353

D.H. Lawrence Heritage unites the literary legacy and physical locations of D.H. Lawrence's life in the mining region of North West Nottinghamshire.


Haddonstone Show Gardens


The Forge House, Church Lane, East Haddon, Northampton, NN6 8DB, Tel: 01604 770711

See Haddonstone's classic garden ornaments in the beautiful setting of the walled manor gardens including: planters, fountains, statuary, birdbaths, sundials and balustrading - even an orangery and other landscape follies.

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  • Rail station: Long Buckby or Northampton (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

King Richard III Visitor Centre

VistEngland VAQASStay Play Explore

4A St Martins, Leicester, LE1 5DB, Tel: 0300 300 0900

The King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery visitor centre guides visitors through the dramatic story of the king's life, brutal death and the fascinating story of his rediscovery.

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  • Rail station: Leicester (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Mattersey Priory


Mattersey, DN10 5DS, Tel: .

The remains, mainly the 13th-century refectory and kitchen, of a small monastery for just six Gilbertine canons - the only wholly English monastic order.


Weston Hall


Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8PU, Tel: 01295 768212

This is a small Northamptonshire manor house with an interesting collection much of which is associated with the literary Sitwell family.


Newstead Abbey


Ravenshead, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8GE, Tel: 01623 455900

Escape the city for an afternoon and be inspired by Newstead's beautiful grounds, architecture and hidden history. Create your own masterpieces inspired by decorative objects within the collection.


Swithland Woods

Quality Tourism in Leicestershire

Deer Barn Buildings, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0HE, Tel: 0116 236 2713

Swithland Wood is an ancient woodland in Charnwood Forest. It is just north of Bradgate Park and also near Woodhouse Eaves and Cropston.


Locko Park


The Estate Office, Locko Park, Nr. Spondon, Derby, DE21 7BW, Tel: 01332 662785

The name Locko is derived partly from the old French ‘loques’, meaning rags and in the 13th Century there was a hospital for lepers built by the order of St. Lazarus, behind the house you see today.


Newark Town Hall


Market Place, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1DU, Tel: 01636 680333

The town treasures are housed in Newark's Georgian Town Hall, which includes the Mayor's Parlour and elegant Assembly Room.


Hardwick Hall at Hardwick Estate

VistEngland VAQASNational Trust

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ, Tel: 01246 850430

Like a huge glass lantern, Hardwick Hall (owned by the National Trust) dominates the surrounding area - a magnificent statement of the wealth and authority of its builder, Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury or 'Bess of Hardwick'.

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  • Rail station: Chesterfield (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome