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Address: Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, England
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great day out

Excellent for the whole family, and it's free. Extensive grounds for the kids and dogs, nice and flat for disabled and elderly. A wonderful walled garden. we go here on a regular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent for the whole family, and it's free. Extensive grounds for the kids and dogs, nice and flat for disabled and elderly. A wonderful walled garden. we go here on a regular basis.

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Goulburn, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A lovely, quiet and peaceful place to go for a walk. Tucked away in the small village of Elvaston, not far from Borrowash it has ample parking and a variety of different walks and tracks you can take. Plenty of shade or sunshine - whatever you're looking for. Lots of different areas from well kept formal gardens to woodland walks.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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134 attraction reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Enjoyable way to spend a hour or so wandering around the Park, I wished my hedge's were like the one's here!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Elvaston castle could be so much more than it has to offer. The building looks impressive if a little run down but with the right investment from the right group it could become a fabulous hotel and conference centre. But ignore that, the grounds are absolutely magnificent which offers manicured areas and more natural woodlands. These are beautiful all set... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is my local park / woodland. It's perfect for family outings, a jog or a bike ride. There is always something going on in the park (woodland festival etc) So much to do and explore. The small play area for children is good - could be bigger however it's usually quiet unless you go on a hot day in... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Elvaston castle was my childhood playground and my visits bring back happy childhood memories. I often bring my dog for a lovely walk. The only problem I have is the parking which is too expensive. It took me over 30 mins to park last week as both card machines were broken and the cash machines do not take coppers, luckily... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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