Places to Visit in the Area
Woodland Views is a superb base from which to experience many attractions in Staffordshire and Derbyshire, and further afield if so required. A wealth of information is supplied within the welcome pack giving details of places of interest.
Here is a brief list of local attractions:
- Sudbury Hall & The Museum of Childhood: Once the home of the Vernon family, a fine and highly individual late 17th Century house between Derby and Uttoxeter. It also houses the recently re-opened 'Museum of Childhood'.
- Kedleston Hall and Park: A classical Palladian Mansion built by Robert Adam, near Derby. Home of the Curzon family and Lords Scarsdale, it is filled with memorabilia of Lord Curzon's time as Viceroy of India.
- Tissington Hall: Tissington Hall is the 17th century home of the FitzHerbert family in Tissington Village near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Wonderful furniture, paintings and porcelain collection.
- Ilam Hall and Park: The remains of the hall built by the Watts Russell family in the 1820s, close to Ashbourne. The Hall and Park now belong to the National Trust
- Chatsworth House and Park: Set in lavish parkland, one of Englandís greatest houses is home to the Duke of Devonshire and the Cavendish Family. Built by Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was famously imprisoned here.
- Calke Abbey: A Baroque mansion, park and garden where time has stood still, with a unique collection of curiosities.
- Tutbury Castle: There is more to discover at Tutbury Castle than first meets the eye!
- Shugborough Hall: Leave the 21st century behind and step into the real working environments of The Complete Working Historic Estate
- Haddon Hall: One of the finest medieval Tudor houses in England. It was used as the main location for the filming of "Jane Eyre", which stars Judi Dench and is due to be release in the Autumn of 2011. It was also used by the BBC as a location for their famous 1990s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Farrel.