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Red House Stables and Carriage Museum

Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2ER, England
01629 733583
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Ranked #15 of 17 Attractions in Matlock
Type: Specialty Museums
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Comfortable B&B accommodation, and a splendid breakfast, plus a fascinating collection of carriages and associated items (including horses) to explore. We had a carriage ride with Peter, the owner, and loved it.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Its an unusual and great place to visit. Don't expect a modern interactive museum but the horses themselves and the carriages (and stories behind them) are charming.

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Chicagoland, IL, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Found this business in a book on Austen film sites in England just before a planned trip to Derbyshire last month, and it turned out to be one of the best highlights of the whole trip! Arranged a one-hour carriage ride with the owner in advance by email, and they were prepping the lovely open-air carriage when we arrived. Two... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We booked a Carriage Ride for my in-laws (80+ yrs old) to give them a treat with a difference. We had no idea what to expect from the experience. What we got was 2 very good looking, very enthusiastic and impressive horses to take us on a very relaxing journey around the local countryside. The driver and groom were both... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Me and my Cousin stayed over for one night as it was a given to us from a friend and ran out in February so we quickly booked it. What a lovely place it was. I love animals so being able to stroke the horses was lovely! We went into Matlock Bath during the day and because of the time... More

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redhousestables, Owner at Red House Stables and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write about your visit to Red House Stables and I am pleased that overall you found your 1-night bed and breakfast stay to your satisfaction. With regard to the out of date milk portion I can only apologise and assure you that this must have slipped through our check list.. I would have... More

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I treated myself with carriage drivings lessons at the Carriage Museum. Though not being very sportive and bold, I felt confident and in save hands: My teacher was very experienced and kind, the pony was calm and friendly. I can recommend doing this to everyone wanting to try something out of the ordinary. You can also take a look around... More

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We booked the carriage ride and didn't know what to expect. What a treat! The weather and scenery was fantastic as we enjoyed them at a leisurely pace. Peter, our Coach Driver kept us entertained, what a character! We would definitely recommend it and look forward to revisiting in the near future.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Not a posh place - looks like a working stables which it is but also houses a tremendous collection of carriages. London to Edinburgh coach, ice cream carriage, bakery delivery carriage etc. Very impressive and interesting.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

As a birthday treat I was given a double lesson of carriage driving instruction at the Red House Stables and Carriage Museum, something I had always wanted to do. It was a fantastic experience. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the instruction by the owner, Mrs Caroline Dale-Leech, who is clearly a very knowledgeable lady, was superb. The rig... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Me and my wife visited the Red House Stables and Carriage Museum. Upon entering the through the gates we could see in the distance horses in their stables. We firstly went into a large museum full of different carriages all beautifully polished. My wife ventured down some further steps and was greeted by even more carriages. On the wall there... More

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