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Where to visit at Thorpe Cottage in
Dovedale, Derbyshire Dales Peak District

Listed below are a few places which may be of interest.
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Ilam Park

Ilam park is located in just past Dovedale, about 1.5 miles from the cottage. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk. They have some nice walking trails and a visitor’s centre. Admission is free and refreshments are available.

Tissington Hall

Tissington Hall is situated at the edge of the Derbyshire Dales Peak District. The hall is located in a beautifully maintained estate village which has tearooms, butchers, gift shop, candle making shop and a pony trekking centre. It is open for selected months of the year, so please call 01335 352200 to check that the hall will be open when you want to visit. Well Dressings are the 1st week in May and the Tissington Trail can be joined at Thorpe, just off of Narlows Lane.


Chatsworth is set in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales Peak District. It is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Over 30 rooms are open to visitors. Chatsworth has over 105 acres of extremely impressive gardens, containing fountains, the cascade and a maze. There are also 3 gift shops, a farm shop, and a restaurant. It is open mid March to late December. View our What’s Happening page for events at Chatsworth.

Kedleston Hall

Contains the most complete example of Robert Adams interiors in England. Visitors have been impressed for over 200 years by the vast marble hall and the salon with its coffered dome. There is a trust shop and a restaurant in the great kitchen. The guesthouse is just 12 miles from this stately home.

Calke Abbey

This is no ordinary stately home - it has a fascinating mixture of splendour and decay. There is a landscaped park, church, restaurant and shop. It is open from April - October and refreshments are available. Located in Ticknall, Derby. The guest house is about 30 miles from Calke Abbey.

Ilam Park

Chatsworth House

Kedleston Hall
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