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Nearby Attractions

The Kedleston Country House is an idyllic location for a relaxing break in the Derbyshire countryside. Whether you’re hoping to visit the local area, or you’re visiting an attraction in the East Midlands, our boutique bedrooms are the perfect place to retreat back to after a long day of exploring.

National Trust Kedleston Hall 

The Kedleston Country House sits proudly on the historic Kedleston estate, so why not explore the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall, just a stones throw away from our venue? The Hall is an 18th Century mansion with vast parkland. Enjoy one of the many walks in the area and take in the beautiful scenery – dogs on leads are allowed, and there’s plenty for children to see and do, too.

Pride Park Stadium 

Home of Derby County Football Club, why not make the most of your weekend away by booking to see the local team play? There’s also the local gift shop to pick up some merchandise for yourself, or for the football lover in your life!

Markeaton Park 

Just a short drive away from the Kedleston Country House, Markeaton Park is a great location for a nice long walk or cycle. With quaint cafe’s and gift shops on-site, as well as the Mundy Play Centre to keep little ones occupied, it’s a great place to while away some time before popping back over to us at The Kedleston for some lunch. You can also find Mini Golf, Pitch & Putt, and on-site sports facilities too.

Alton Towers 

Popular theme park and complex, Alton Towers, is just 20 miles away from the Kedleston Country House, in Staffordshire. Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family with the theme park, water park, spa and mini golf.

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Denby Pottery Village

Situated in the nearby village of Denby, Denby Pottery Village is the home of the iconic pottery factory. Enjoy a day out shopping in the Factory Shop, Cookshop, Farm Shop Deli & Cafe and The Garden Stall. You can also enjoy The Denby Craft Studio and The Denby Museum Experience to explore a little more about the company’s history.


Peak District National Park 

The picturesque Peak District is one of the UK’s most visited national parks. Spanning over 555 square miles, it’s an idyllic place to walk, cycle or climb – or simply to take a picnic and admire the scenery. There are lots of quaint towns and villages to visit too, including Bakewell, Castleton, Hartington and Hathersage.


Chatsworth House 

Chatsworth House is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, you can explore the House and Gardens, the Stables shop, Farm Shop and Farmyard and Playground, and enjoy one of their many fantastic events that they host throughout the year.

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Darley Park 

Darley Park is situated on the banks of the River Derwent, close to Derby City Centre. The park is one of Derby’s most popular spots and is a great place to enjoy a walk and take a picnic.

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Derby City Centre 

If you fancy a spot of shopping, Derby City Centre is just a few miles away. Find some great household brands at the Derbion shopping centre, with fashion, beauty and lifestyle stores like Marks & Spencer, Zara, Whistles, Hobbs, Boots and much more. You can also take a stroll around the Cathedral Quarter with boutique shops, cafe’s, bars and restaurants.

Walking Routes by The Kedleston Country House

We are extremely lucky to be surrounded by some fabulous countryside here at The Kedleston Country House, and there are various routes – both short and long – you can take that circle right back to us, so you can enjoy a well-earned drink afterwards.

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4.2km / 2.6 miles

Our short circular walking route takes you through open fields and along easy to follow paths. There is a small stint of road walking, so be extra vigilant of oncoming traffic. Along your walk, you will see excellent views of Quarndon, Kedleston and Derby City Centre too.

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8.5km / 5.2 miles

This medium-length circular walking route will take you through the beautiful fields of Quarndon, over to the picturesque Allestree Park, circling the lake and taking note of the fantastic wildlife.