Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Kedleston Hall is an impressive country house in Kedleston, Derbyshire. Now a National Trust property it was the seat of the Curzon family. We visited it during the recent May Bank Holiday weekend and were lucky to chose a beautiful day for our visit.

Welcome to Kedleston Hall
The estate is beautiful with a number of easy to follow well sign posted walks taking in the best of the stunning parklands. There are 4 walks, the longest of which according to the map you are given when you arrive is 3.2 miles long and is aptly named the Long Walk. We combined this with the Lakeside Walk, a further 2 miles. Dog walkers are asked to keep their furry friends on leads at all times.

Follow the signs

Don't forget to visit the family chapel which you'll find behind the main house, for a building that appears quite small from the outside, its fascinating inside.

Kedleston Hall is one of the nicest and best organised National Trust properties that we've visited so far and one which we'll definitely go back to. One lovely touch from the team that run Kedleston Hall is the chalkboard below which gives you a great idea of other National Trust properties within a reasonable distance of this wonderful location.