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Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Elvaston
Type: Castles
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Nottingham
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Amazing place that has ample of grounds to walk around. Walled garden is stunning as are the Yew displays.

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

For a couple of hours for a wander round the lake and a picnic by the castle there aren't many better places in Derby. Small charge to park but there's often events on like craft and food fairs.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

lovely just wish could look inside the manor house nice little cafe with delicious cakes and coffee also a very old church

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