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“Amazing scenery”

Sutton Scarsdale Hall
Ranked #13 of 59 things to do in Chesterfield
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing scenery”
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
1 Thank Gillian M
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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
Thank nikki f
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Romantic Ruin”
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
1 Thank Steve U
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pop in if you're in the area.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Not something that I recommend as day out but if you are in this neck of the woods it's definately worth a visit. The site is a decent size and it is very interesting to walk around, it's not eveyday you see a ruined stately home. The site sits on the edge of a hill giving great views, there a re benches and a nice grassed area making it ideal for picnics. This attraction is more for adults than children, there are no facilites like toilets etc, just the ruin itself. There is car park right in front of the site and all is totally free.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank fast_flyer
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“My favourite retreat!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a place to go to 'blow the cobwebs away'. As you park there is little suggestion of the magnificent views you are about to experience. Although the M1 cuts across the wide valley it hardly detracts from this skeleton of a magnificent residence.
You are free to walk on the ground floor from room to room but with no ceiling above you! The whole house is roofless and completely open to the elements.
There are a couple of information boards which show photographs of the interior of the rooms before it was stripped of the panels. Maybe a little pre-visit reading would be helpful to fully understand the history of the place.
There are no comfort facilities here and the nearest pub (which serves excellent food) is in Heath village, five minutes drive away.
It takes less than an hour to tour the site, twenty minutes is probably enough.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank besssie
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