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This park is a must visit.you can easily spend all day walking.The views from the restaurant... read more

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Francis R
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Lovely place. Great walks within the park or you can walk over to Dovedale. Great facilities . A... read more

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LINDA R
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Ilam Park is cared for by the National Trust and offers space to play and explore, woodland walks and far reaching views towards Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud. The visitor centre, toilets, shop and tea-room are open daily throughout the year. Ilam Park...more
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Reviewed today via mobile

This park is a must visit.you can easily spend all day walking.The views from the restaurant gardens are splendid.

Thank Francis R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great walks within the park or you can walk over to Dovedale. Great facilities . A smashing tea room with great views.

Thank LINDA R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have parked here a number of times for walks up the Manifold Valley as well as Dovedale. The grounds make a lovely place to stop for a picnic afterwards or use the tea rooms for a tea and cake (or something more substantial)

Thank Garnett40
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support Coordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you'll visit again soon when exploring some of the many walks in the White Peak area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk across the estatek land and beside the river. National Trust tea shop and estate church to visit

Thank Carol C
NationalTrustPeak, Facilities - Co-ordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star review. There is also a walk across the fields to Dovedale where there is also a good range of lovely walks along the river and up Thorpe Cloud should you get the opportunity to visit us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is huge and can also be a stepping off point to visit Dovedale. If you are a National Trust member then parking is free here. The hall is used by the YHA but the parkland is the treasure here. The tea rooms are...More

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NationalTrustPeak, Facilities co-ordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We agree with you that the river Manifold offers a great place to walk and enjoy the park. For busy periods, we have introduced additional refreshment facilities with seating area, this located in the stable yard, inside and outside of the visitor center. This seating...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult to fail when the view is across to Dovedale and there is a stream down the side and two cafes. We chose the smaller stables cafe which was less busy and we received very friendly service and a nice coffee. For cream teas and...More

Thank crispycard
NationalTrustPeak, Facilities-co-ordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent review. There are activities running for the children in the park on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school summer holidays, no booking is required you can just turn up. Like you we think the views are fantastic and we hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took grandchildren 14.12.and 4 to visit walked around estate then up over the field with the cows to the river and stepping stones Have been several times now and love it

1  Thank KeithandAnge
NationalTrustPeak, Facilities-co-ordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star review, it is great to get such positive feedback and we are delighted that you are regular visitors. We agree that it is a place of enjoyment for all ages.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day here during the summer holidays, we’d seen the advertised summer play trails so thought we’d take the 55min trip. This place is simple, back to basics no gimmicks just the great outdoors - the kids climbed trees and rolled down grass...More

Thank justmarielouise
NationalTrustPeak, Facilities Co-ordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments about Ilam Park. It's great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and we are very pleased that you will be returning to take the walk over to Dovedale where there is a lovely walk along...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large park with fantastic views and great walks. Lovely gardens, information room and church to visit. Nice tea rooms. Dovedale stepping stones are in walking distance although we in fact drove there.

Thank Richard2369
NationalTrustPeak, Facilities Co-ordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your five star review and lovely comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your time in the Park and also at Dovedale and hope you are able to return soon to enjoy more of our great walks.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as group of 8, 4 adults & 4 children aged 10-13. We were blessed with a gorgeous day, but it is a lovely relaxing place to spend a day. The kids all really enjoyed the orienteering course. After lunch we enjoyed a lovely...More

Thank Andrew S
NationalTrustPeak, Facilities Co-ordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We agree it is most relaxing place to spend the day and appreciate your support. Of course each visit to our tea room helps us to continue looking after Ilam Park and other special places in the...More

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Response from pixydust2010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You have to pay at the NT Shop, however not until it opens. If you are clever you could find parking in the village and walk up - about 5 minutes and on level gravel pathways. If you are NT Members then you just need to... More
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Bethany G
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
Hi clearly signposted or free to Nat trust. Enjoy
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Jon K
June 26, 2017|
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Response from pixydust2010 | Reviewed this property |
We went on an organised Range led walk - worth looking into usually 11am on a Monday and Friday. Leaving from outside the shop courtyard. There is a 2km or 3km across the fields mostly, some walkers had their dogs - must... More
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