Elvaston Castle Country Park
Average time spent – 1.5-2 hours.
Things to do at Elvaston Castle Country Park review
Elvaston Castle Country Park is close to Derby in Derbyshire and has around 321 acres of open parkland, woodland and formal historical gardens. They also host a yearly woodland festival.
At the heart of the estate, there is the castle which is a gothic revival masterpiece, sadly this is not open to the public but you can certainly take photos of it. The original house dates back to 1633. The gardens are well known for their rockwork structures and fine examples of topiary. There is a Moorish temple to find, golden gates and a ha-ha wall. It’s a great place to walk, cycle, ride your horse, do a spot of bird watching, explore the park and enjoy a picnic.
There is a nature reserve with places to watch the local wildlife. There is a playground for the kids, plenty of grass for them to run around, formal gardens, walks and even a riding centre.
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Important Information Elvaston Castle Country Park
Eating – There is a tearoom serving hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Parkland with formal gardens, a play area, nature reserve, walks, cycling and more. There are toilets and a tearoom.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. Entry to the park is free is visiting on foot. There is a charge to park
Opening: The park is open all year round 9am to 5pm from October to March and 9am to 8pm April to September.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead
Address: Borrowash Rd, A6120, Elvaston, Derby DE72 3EP, Derbyshire, England. Phone: 01629 533870
Category – Parkland – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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