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“English Heritage Sutton Scarsdale Hall” 5 of 5 stars
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Sutton Scarsdale Hall
Sutton Scarsdale, Chesterfield, England
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Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Chesterfield
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“English Heritage Sutton Scarsdale Hall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful but derelict hall in stunning Derbyshire setting. The=is was a stately home before falling into disrepair. The hall now has no roof but the walls remain intact and very interesting to visit. Free entry and lovely grassed surrounding area make it an ideal picnic spot and there are spectacular views over the Markham Vale to nearby Bolsover Castle.

Visited November 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Great Views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Excellent value because it's free and fora reason. It is just a shell, an imposing shell but just that. No roofs, doors or windows. Pick a windy day as we did and there's no hiding place. A few boards around with pictures and brief history but that's it. No toilets or even shelter. Even the church attached was closed. However it is fascinating to see and imagine what it looked like in its pomp The views from the facade towards Bolsover and North were stunning. It would not bankrupt English Heritage to provide half a dozen picnic tables and benches (and bins) so people could relax and enjoy the view

Visited October 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Amazing scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We used this as a backdrop for my daughter's photography project and it was perfect. Great views. Shame it's not still a hall but still...

Visited December 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

As English Heritage members we decided to visit this property as one to tick off the list. It is no longer a mystery why the entrance is free, there are no facilities at all on the site, not so much as a bin even.
The hall is ruins in the truest sense of the word. It once must have been a magnificent sight but sadly has not been maintained at all and is in an appalling state.
The only sign of it being an english heritage sight is a handful of information boards around the sight.

However, the sights over the countryside are gorgeous and it's worth visiting for this alone. Though I would only allow half an hour as this will be plenty. Many of the rooms are gated off and cannot be accessed. The hall itself is barely signposted and hard to find.
This has the potential to be a really lovely site but needs some investment of both time and money.

Visited September 2013
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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“Romantic Ruin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Fantastic stonework, and some interior plaster remains.
Very sad that it has ended up this way, but at least we can see it and imagine the splendour it once enjoyed.
There are no facilities here, but there is also no charge to see it.
Ideal place for quiet contemplation and a picnic in the summer.
Well worth visiting if you at other places in the area such as the Hardwick Halls and Stainsby Mill.

Visited September 2013
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