A view of Kedleston Hall under clear blue skies.

Kedleston Hall

Contact information

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Location

DE22 5JH
Approx 10 miles away

Getting there from Ashbourne

See below

Description

Kedleston Hall is a National Trust property located between Ashbourne and Derby (free entry for NT members). There is a cafe and toilets.

The building was designed by the architect Robert Adam and boasts opulent interiors intended to impress. It was commissioned in the 1750s by Nathaniel Curzon whose ancestors had resided at Kedleston since the 12th century. The house is set in acres of glorious parkland.  

By car from Ashbourne

Kedleston Hall is around 10 miles if you take the very narrow back roads via Hulland Ward. The recommended route is to take the A52 to Derby and follow the brown tourist road signs, which is a few miles longer but a much better alternative for bigger cars.

By bus from Ashbourne

There is no bus service.  

By bike or on foot

Kedleston Hall is a easy 25 mile round trip bike ride from Ashbourne along quiet back-roads (via Osmaston to avoid the main road). You can usually use the cafe and cycle through the grounds even if you are not an NT member. Another good nearby cafe is at Maynell Langley garden centre.