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Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, England
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you like a picturesque walk then you'll like it here, there are ducks to feed and a play area for the children. A courtyard cafe serves amazing cakes and refreshments. The main castle is undergoing some restoration work at the minute so there is scaffolding all over, but don't let that put you off

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Easily accessible grounds with lovely walks, lake, park and cafe serving the most amazing range of scones all cooked fresh and hot from the oven. We were a mixed ability group and all were able to enjoy the extensive grounds: if you want a peaceful walk, a dog walk, a place to play ball games a different place to go... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We took a chance coming here because we sometimes have to have a wheelchair friendly place to visit and we weren't sure it would be. . but this was just perfect. Access all round the park and grounds suited the chair and made for a great place to spend a couple of hours walking. The formal gardens are a real... More

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Nottingham
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visited Alvaston Castle for the first time as an adult at the weekend, and loved it! There was plenty of parking, and prices weren't too bad either. We walked for hours, and the scenery was beautiful. I will be coming back in the future, as we didn't try the cafe. This place really does suit all!! Families, couples and friends.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The grounds are beautiful, the cafe, where you could easily spend £30 on food does not take card payments! Cash only. How daft is that! Spoilt an otherwise lovely time 😞

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My partner, myself and the beast (dog) have spent many a weekend walking around these grounds. We always manage to find a new spot, the place is full of surprises. Boots are recommeded as it can get muddy in parts, especially when fetching the beast out of one of the streams. And now the castle is having some money spent... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I grew up in Derby and Elvaston Castle features in many of my childhood memories. Having returned after many years I was sorry to see that the building is run down - although it is having some work done, which is encouraging. It's a beautiful place and a favorite for kids and dogs alike. The tea room experience was ok... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A lovely walk very flat and easily accessible for all. It has a nice fenced childrens play area which has recently been updated. Lots of wildlife to see often a family of herons to see, plenty of ducks to feed. There's an excellent cafe the scones are very nice and they serve homemade cakes too.

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derby
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Elvaston is a nice place to spend a few hours walking in the grounds.Car parking is a little on the steep side.Cafe toilets aren't the best as is the service in the cafe.We visited here a few times during the school holidays and ate at the cafe twice the first time was ok the second was not.We payed for two... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lovely afternoon with a friend and our babies. Enjoyed a walk in this well kept woodland area leading on to castle grounds. The terrain was no problem with the buggies and the toilet/parking facilities were perfectly adequate. The small charge to lark was well worth it, we saw squirrels and plenty of different birds. The river /lake was beautiful with... More

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