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Kedleston Hall and Gardens

Kedleston Hall

Important notice - Kedleston Gardens and the Park like many other National Trust properties have reopened after months of being closed to restrict the spread of coronavirus. The Hall is still closed. You have to book a ticket online for entry to the park and gardens. For detailed opening dates & times and booking please see Kedleston Hall & Gardens opening times

Contact details for Kedleston Hall
Tel : 01332 842191
Email : kedlestonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire was erected in the 1760`s by the first Baron Scarsdale, on the site of large buildings that had been occupied by the Curzon family for hundreds of years. Kedleston Hall is the last built of Derbyshire`s great houses, to a design by Robert Adam and it remains one of the finest examples of his work. Kedleston Hall was designed for lavish entertaining and displays an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings. Kedleston Hall is now owned by the National Trust, with present members of the Scarsdale family still living in a small part of it.

Front of Kedleston Hall

Parkland at Kedleston Hall

Gardens at Kedleston Hall

Gardens at Kedleston Hall

Back of Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall contains a splendid Marble Hall with rows of 25ft high pink alabaster columns surrounding the room. The state rooms contain much magnificent furniture and paintings, some of which was brought back from India by George Curzon when he was Viceroy there, from 1899 to 1905. Much of this forms part of the Eastern Museum.

The gardens have been restored in part to an 18th-century ‘pleasure ground’ and the surrounding park, also designed by Adam, includes a fine bridge, fishing pavilion and series of lakes and cascades. Set walks , long and short are available through the woods and around the lakes.

Bluebells in Kedleston Woods

All Saints Church (in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust) is the only survivor of the medieval village of Kedleston and contains a collection of monuments and memorials to the Curzons.

There are is also a restaurant and NT shop.

Information on other Derbyshire and Peak District Houses

Chatsworth House and Gardens

Haddon Hall

Hardwick Hall

Sudbury Hall

Bolsover Castle

Calke Abbey

Renishaw Hall

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