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Elvaston Castle

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Address: Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, England
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The staff in the cafe today went above and beyond for myself and my friend today, helping us out with a query about a vintage tea pot! Many thanks to them and for serving lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff in the cafe today went above and beyond for myself and my friend today, helping us out with a query about a vintage tea pot! Many thanks to them and for serving lovely hot food on such a wet and cold day. We always have an excellent time at Elvaston Castle. Lovely walks, plenty of space for children... More 

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Thank Elizabeth N
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I love Elvaston castle. We live nearby so it's convenient and there's lots of different routes and things to see. Toilets are available and there's a shop on site too. The 3 stars however is for the cafe. This place is ALWAYS busy, they should be able to anticipate they're going to be busy and be able to be prepared... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Elvaston Castle has lovely walks and the area is often filled with everyone from families with young children to elderly couples. We love the oddly shaped hedges and the beauty of the Castle and find the walk very peaceful.

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Thank Samantha Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I've grown up going to this place and have had some great times here, ithe have nice scenic routes around the groundsame with a few areas to explore. Great when they have events here an local craft fairs etc! Is definitely a nice place to visit in summer and if you don't mind the cold winter does change the whole... More 

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Thank ste_john
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The grounds of Elvaston Castle are a great place to visit. You can wander about the park to your heart's content but if you want more then look for the Victorian Walled Gardens and also the Italian Gardens with all the clipped hedges - magic!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Great little park interesting to explore the grounds and garden. Name is a little misleading as it is definitely not a castle.

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Thank Casey S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

well one of the most beautiful stately house and grounds,just love this place especially when they have a steam rally atmosphere is super friendly and they have a great cafe with ice creams,afternoon tea,super water lakes just relax take a book sit on the side of the river fantastic

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit if you like county/woodland walks. Great to wander around with kids and dogs. If you want peace and to be able to let dogs off visit on a weekday in school hours as weekends get quite busy. The house has a nice exterior but the inside is off limits due to poor funding from derby city... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Living nearby, I have always visited Elvaston Castle my whole life and I think it's great to have such a great place right on my doorstep! Perfect for dog walking, strolls with the pram, wanders on summer evenings, brisk walks in the winter! Also good to gather with lots of friends with the children on the open spaces - great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My favourite place. Elvaston Castle has been the back drop to so many fantastic memories that actually writing a meaningful review for someone unfamiliar with the place is pointless. But here goes. The castle is run down because it's a burden to the council. The gardens are varied and amazing, despite being a burden to the council. Its cheap, costing... More 

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