With the region’s history rich with historic houses and gardens, we’ve created a special break to take you around some of the best sites the county and its borders have to offer.
Renishaw Hall & Gardens – home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years, this hidden gem offers award winning, Italian – inspired gardens in eight acres, set around a late Jacobean family home which has been added to over the centuries. Garden highlights include stunning specimen trees, stone statues, water features and exotic planting schemes which thrive in Renishaw’s own micro-climate.
Hardwick Hall – the home of the famous Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of the Elizabethan era. The house is a supreme example of Elizabethan architecture, it represents the remarkable house of a remarkable woman.
Bolsover Castle – commanding a superb position above the motorway which runs through the heart of the country, Bolsover Castle is seen by thousands of people each day and was originally built to impress, which it still does.
Tissington Hall – very much a country manor house set in idyllic countryside surroundings; the Hall dates from the early 17th century but with early medieval origins, and is still lived in today by the Fitzherbert family. The entire village which grew up around the Hall is delightfully laid out with buildings which were mostly erected in the early 19th century.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens – opened in 1836 and comprising 19 acres, the gardens are listed as a Grade II site of special historic and architectural interest. The Glass Pavilions house a wonderful collection of plants from the temperate areas of the world and provide a wonderful backdrop for the sweeping lawns with their magnificent trees.
Sheffield Winter Garden – one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years; located in the centre of Sheffield city. There are more than 2,500 plants from around the world housed in the structure, creating a magnificent display to enjoy.
Buxton Pavilion & Gardens – in the heart of the popular spa town of Buxton are the Pavilion Gardens.
The public parkland was designed in the 19th century and is dominated by the late 19th century cast iron and glass pavilion, which was rebuilt in the 1980s following fire damage. The gardens comprise over 23 acres of gardens; including lakes, flower beds, band stand and ornamental bridges.
Dedicated tour leader, all transport to and from the sites and half board accommodation.