Buckingham's is located in Derbyshire, where there is a wealth of interesting places to visit, from sites of English heritage, to picturesque villages or dramatic landscapes...
The Peak District National Park is about 5 miles away, and a drive out to the Peak Park is just essential on a break here at Buckingham's! If you don't have a car, there are reliable bus services, just ask for details.
Here are some places which we think are unmissable:
Chatsworth House and Gardens
Tel: 01246 582204
Fax: 01246 583536
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Website : ww.chatsworth.org
Voted Britain's finest stately home in 2003, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is one of Europe's grandest private treasure houses. Set in the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park, the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground, shops and restaurant are open every day from 17th March to 19th December 2004, including special Christmas opening from early November.
Visitors see more than 30 richly decorated rooms, displaying treasures from the outstanding art collection, with masterpieces from Rembrandt, Freud and Frink. For 2004, a special exhibition in the house will celebrate the centenary of the Duchess of Devonshire's sister, the writer Nancy Mitford. The house is set in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain, and the 105 acre garden contains the finest surviving 17th and 19th century waterworks in the country as well as maze, kitchen, cottage and rose gardens and Paxton's spectacular rock garden.
Hardwick Hall and Garden
Tel: 01246 850430
Fax: 01246 854200
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Website : www.english-heritage.org.uk
Said to have 'more glass than wall', the Hall was built by Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury and completed in 1597. Elizabeth, known locally as 'Bess of Hardwick, was the richest woman in the country after Queen Elizabeth I. Hardwick is one of the greatest Elizabethan houses and survivies almost unchanged today. The Hall contains one of Europe's best collections of 16th and 17th Century embroideries and tapestries. Enjoy great walks and many spectacular views in the historic 300 acre parkland or a stroll around the extensive aromatic herb garden.
Telephone: 01629 812855
Fax: 01629 814379
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Website : www.haddonhall.co.uk
William the Conqueror's illegitimate son, Peverel, and his descendants held Haddon for a hundred years before it passed into the hands of the Vernons. It was under their care and particularly under that of Richard de Vernon in the 14th century and Sir Henry Vernon in the 16th century that Haddon Hall took on the shape of the building we are familiar with today. It came into the possession of the Manners family by marriage after the death of Sir George Vernon in 1567 and has remained in the Manners family ever since
Tel: 01246 206506
St Mary and All Saints or the 'Crooked Spire' Church, was dedicated in the 13th century and finished around 1360. It is the largest church in Derbyshire. The Spire stands 228 feet from the ground and 'leans' 9 feet 5 inches from its true centre. The Spire was 'twisted' when unseasoned wood was used during its construction. Lead tiles were placed on top and as the timber dried out the weight of the lead twisted the spire.St Mary and All Saints or the 'Crooked Spire' Church, was dedicated in the 13th century and finished around 1360. It is the largest church in Derbyshire. The Spire stands 228 feet from the ground and 'leans' 9 feet 5 inches from its true centre. The Spire was 'twisted' when unseasoned wood was used during its construction. Lead tiles were placed on top and as the timber dried out the weight of the lead twisted the spire
Tel: 01246 822844
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Website : www.english-heritage.org.uk
A romantic residence built by Sir Charles Cavendish in 1612 and completed by his son William. Marvel at the outstanding craftsmanship everywhere - the rich panelling, elaborate fireplaces and painted ceilings. Enjoy the glorious enclosed garden, step into the magnificent indoor riding school and be enlightened by the audio-tour and the interactive model of the castle.
Other Places to Visit
Estates and Gardens
Renishaw Hall and Gardens
Matlock Farm Park
Wind in the Willows
White Post Farm
Old House Museum
Heights of Abraham
Blue John Cavern
Crich Tramway Village
Peak District Walking
Barrowhill Railway Centre
Leaflets for the Derbyshire
Registered office: 85 Newbold Road, Newbold,Chesterfield,
Derbyshire, S41 7PU, United Kingdom.
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