Places to visit
As well as ‘the big four’ stately homes all within easy reach, there are plenty of other beautiful homes and gardens to visit nearby.
Little Moreton Hall, Tudor manor house and garden.
Hardwick Hall, discover the hall, garden and parkland. With a restaurant and gift shop too.
Kedleston Hall, 18th century historic mansion and parklands to explore.
Calke Abbey, discover the un-stately home and hear tales of a family who never threw anything away. You can explore the gardens here too.
Biddulph Grange Garden, a Victorian garden that takes you on a global journey. From Italy to the pyramids of Egypt via China and the Himalayas.
More historic homes and gardens
Buxton Crescent, newly refurbished at the end of 2020. Discover the town’s history, spa heritage and famous liquid asset.
Buxton Opera House & Pavillion Arts Centre, the opera house theatre has a year-round programme of entertainment; whilst the arts centre is home to the 360 seat Buxton Cinema showing films daily throughout the year.
Devonshire Dome is an historic building, originally the stables and crescent, then converted to a hospital in the 1800s and was for a time the largest unsupported dome in the world. The stunning venue is open to the public.
Solomon’s Temple is a distinctive landmark that crowns the skyline about Buxton. The Grade II listed Victorian folly replaces the ruins of a previous tower built by its namesake Solomon Mycock, a local farmer and landowner.
Chatworth Estate, the majestic house, gardens, farmyard, playground and acres of natural parkland to explore.
Haddon Hall & Medieval Park, visit the Tudor manor house, gardens and park.
With a restaurant and gift shop too.
Trentham Italian Gardens, designed within the historic framework of Sir Charles Barry’s original Italianate Garden of the 19th Century.