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Ilam Park

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Fabulous walk in the grounds of the Park and surrounding countryside.Very well kept village with some beautiful houses,school and church.Brilliant storytelling on the walls inside the lovely church.
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The views at Ilam are excellent - beautiful hills, flowing rivers, and winding paths make for a treat for the eyes. Plenty of wildlife can be found in the park and the walk is dog friendly making it a brilliant experience for dog walkers - complimented by the large amount of
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Car park a complete rip off. You cannot pay by the hour so very expensive. The most expensive tea room I have ever been in, including those in Venice! Not even very good quality serverd by very low motivated and miserable staff. There are much better places to visit in the peak
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Response from NationalTrustPeak, Assistant Business Support Co-ordinator at Ilam Park
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Ilam Park. We’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit to our Manifold Tea Room. I can assure you that we aim to give excellent customer service to all our visitors and it is very unusual for the café team to be so unwelcoming, this has been fed back to the front of house staff and will be reviewed. We do take great care and pride in the food that we serve, most of which is made in-house using National Trust recipes, quality ingredients, is competitively priced locally and reflects the quality ingredients we use, such as 'Red Tractor' meats, free range eggs, which cost slightly more. We think the result is worth the few extra pence. Using local produce where possible ensures that land and nature are looked after in the way that ingredients are produced, reared or grown. The cost of car parking reflects the need for visitors wanting to spend time in the beautiful surroundings of the park, walking, hiking or relaxing in the fresh air. We are always looking how to improve the things we do, and this constantly reviewed and your comment will be most useful. As a charity all of the profits made at the Ilam tea room, car park, shop and membership go directly into upkeep of the park and the conservation work we carry out in the Peak District. You may like to consider, and which is a good way of making your visits more affordable, to take advantage of our National Trust Membership which allows free admission and car parking to all our properties and you can visit as often as you wish.
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We managed to miss the rain on this trip. A lovely 1.5 mile walk around the park on goodish paths, needed in this particularly wet autumn. Nice tea room too.
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Response from NationalTrustPeak, Assistant Business Support Co-ordinator at Ilam Park
Responded Dec 2, 2019
We thank you for your comment and are so pleased you had such a lovely walk in the park. There's always something to see even on a wet day and of course it’s always a pleasure to welcome you into the Tea Room for some warming homemade food and from Friday, to help celebrate Christmas, there’s an array of wonderful homemade treats on offer. The shop is full of Christmas cheer too with gift ideas for everyone. Each time you visit the money you spend in the Tea Room and Shop helps us to look after the park and carry out important conservation work in the Peak District, so your support is greatly appreciated.
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Travelling in October was very peaceful with no other visitors seen. Great views of the countryside but limited parking available.
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Response from NationalTrustPeak, Assistant Business Co-ordinator at Ilam Park
Responded Nov 12, 2019
Thank you for your review. We also think October is a lovely time to visit the park, with the contrasting vibrant colours of autumn leaves sprawled out across the park, horse chestnut trees bowed heavy with laden conkers, scurrying squirrels gathering their winter hoards and as you mention complete tranquillity. It sounds like you parked in the car park at the stepping stones, which is not a National Trust car park. It’s always worth remembering there is ample parking at Ilam Park itself, in our extended pay and display car park, (free to National Trust members), This also gives visitors the opportunity to spend some time exploring the park before venturing out on the picturesque walk across the fields to the stepping stones, approximately 1.5 miles. Then to top it all off there’s the bonus of a good brew and a slice of homemade cake on your return, not to mention the breath-taking views of green rolling hills against the palette of autumn warm colours. Money spent in our tearoom contributes towards the conservation of the Peak District and surrounding areas.
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