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Red House Stables and Carriage Museum

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Address: Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01629 733583
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Great Step Back in Time for Carriage Ride

This is a lovely place steeped in history, although it is not a money-making attraction, so don't be disappointed on lack of facilities/gift shop. Genuine people with a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
prittylady101
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We weren't expecting too much from this small museum when we arrived on a lovely sunny morning in June. But it was wonderful. There were many beautiful carriages to see and the owner Caroline told us stories about when she, as child used to go on a magical journey from Matlock to Spalding, Lincolnshire, about 82 miles) with the stage... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner took are two girls ( 7) & ( 5 ) here. When we arrived we was given a very genuine warm welcome from the owner ( she seemed lovely ). We was left to look around at our lesuire. The horses are really well kept and absolutely beautiful. They are very friendly even our girls could... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

One night B&B at Red House. Nice rokm and good breakfast then took one hour carriage ride and museum tour. Great weather and nice relaxing experience

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bedford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

maybe if we had gone in the summer it may have been different but it was a little disappointing, the carriages were lovely but not shown to their full beauty, not a very good welcome felt as if you were in the way , maybe it was the time of year again. we were told to make out way round... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited this interesting, little museum with a fascinating collection of carriages. It isn't primarily set up as a museum. When we arrived, 15 minutes or so after the museum opened, there was a sign up saying closed up to go to the house. At the house, there was a notice saying to go to the stable yard. In the... More 

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southminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have just spent a weekend in the double room, my daughters in the twin room and my parents in the family room (step mum is disabled and this room was perfect for her and wheelchair etc) . Caroline and Peter are a credit to their profession, nothing is a problem. The rooms feel more like home, they are clean... More 

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luton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

visited this Museum on the way back from a holiday day out.Could not find a car park,told to park outside in the lane! The museum is in various sheds,and contains some interesting carriages,some of which have been used in film productions,plus tack and saddles.There is also the stable with some of the carriage horses.Good if you are interested inthis form... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a lovely place steeped in history, although it is not a money-making attraction, so don't be disappointed on lack of facilities/gift shop. Genuine people with a lovely business. Wonderful carriage ride in Derbyshire Countryside.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Comfortable B&B accommodation, and a splendid breakfast, plus a fascinating collection of carriages and associated items (including horses) to explore. We had a carriage ride with Peter, the owner, and loved it.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Its an unusual and great place to visit. Don't expect a modern interactive museum but the horses themselves and the carriages (and stories behind them) are charming.

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