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Bakewell, Derbyshire,
Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

01246 582204

01246 583536

Listed By

William Donelson

0000-00-00 00:00:00

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

13th March - 23rd Dec; Open every day; 11am - 6pm. last admission 5pm.
Farmyard and adventure playground: 10.30am - 5.30pm
Park open all year.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

11am - 5.30pm, last admission 4.30pm

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

(2010 prices) Adult, House & Garden: Adult £12; Child £6.50; Over 60s/Student £10 (£11 in winter); Family (2A + 4C) £35 (£38 in winter).
Garden only: Adult £7.75; Child £4.75; Over 60s/Student £6.50; Family £23
Farmyard & Adventure Playground: Adult £5; Child £5.25; Over 60s £4; Groups of 5 or more £4.50 pp. Family £19.50.
Discovery Pass Adult £16; Child £10; Over 60s/Student £12.50; Family £48.50
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Car park £2
Gift Aid prices and vouchers available on request.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events

Outstanding 450 year history to the landscape, world famous water feature, rockeries, fountains and glass houses by Joseph Paxton. Rose, Cottage and Kitchen gardens, 5 miles of walks and Pinetum. new

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Cavendish Hotel Riber Hall


Renaissance Restaurant, Bakewell

Inns & Pubs:

Eyre Arms, Hassop
Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone
Devonshire Arms, Pilsley

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

The garden is beautiful in all seasons, and there are an extraordinary variety of interesting temples, sculptures, fountains, bridges, streams, cascades and ponds in this 1000 acre park on the banks of the river Derwent. The gardens are set in a 100 acre area mainly to the south and west of the house with the spectacular Emperor fountain ascending to 84 metres (rainfall permitting), as the centrepiece. It is the highest gravity fed fountain in the world and emerges in the canal which leads from the house and is the foreground to a beautiful vista of the Derbyshire hills opened up by 'Capability' Brown. Other features of the garden are a mature yew maze, the Cottage Garden and an impressive rockery. The old conservatory garden, kitchen garden and colour matched borders will give endless pleasure and interest as will the arboretum, pinetum and beech hedges.

Inside the house you will find magnificent paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, porcelain and an outstanding library. Children of all ages will enjoy themselves here with the farmyard, where they can find cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and fish, and also in the woodland adventure playground.

History Of Garden

2018 Garden Season

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