Here are 9 stunning stately homes and a castle in Derbyshire that you must visit after lockdown

Awe-inspiring stately homes across Derbyshire are poised to welcome back the public after lockdown.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 10:38 am
Which stately home in Derbyshire will you be visiting when lockdown lifts?

Visitors will be checking out the treasures that lie behind impressive front doors and marvelling at the sumptuous decor inside such gems as Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

After weeks stuck inside our own homes which in many cases have doubled as work stations, we could do with a temporary escape into a world of glamorous living in sumptuous surroundings.

While a couple of jewels in Derbyshire’s crown will reopen their doors this month, others will stay shut for a while longer but still offer a stunning backdrop for those exploring their beautiful grounds.

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Chatsworth House reopens its doors to the public on May 18, 2021, when visitors can check out the rare Devonshire Hunting Tapestries which will be on show throughout 2021. The only surviving 15th century hunting tapestries were sold in lieu of tax to the Treasury in 1957 and have been housed at the V&A Museum since then.
Tissington Hall's owner Sir Richard Fitzherbert will guide small groups of two to four people around his stately home on June 11, 19, July 6 and July 20, 2021. The £25 admission charge will include tea and cake.
Bolsover Castle's interior space, including the little castle, the riding school, the cafe and shop, will reopen on May 17, 2021.
Haddon Hall and Gardens is aiming to reopen on July 1, 2021, when visitors will be able to go on a tour of a medieval deer park and explore its historical ecology for the first time.
Melbourne Hall will reopen to visitors on August 1, 2021. Guided tours will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and there will be non-guided tours on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays Mondays. Photo by Shutterstock/Willy Barton.
Eyam Hall is a Jacobean manor house which has been the home of the Wright family for 350 years. No date has yet been posted for members of the public to be readmitted inside the hall but its courtyard and restaurant are open to visitors.
Hardwick Hall is welcoming limited numbers of visitors to its park and garden so booking is essential via www.nationaltrust.org.uk. The hall remains closed until further notice.
Renishaw Hall's gardens and cafe are open from Wednesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays. The hall, which has been the home of the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, remains closed with a reopening date yet to be announced.
Kedleston Hall, an 18th century manor house, remains closed to the public with no date announced for its reopening. The gardens are open to the public and well-behaved dogs on leads but people must book in advance via the National Trust as visitor numbers are limited.
The National Trust said on Sudbury Hall's website: "We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so, however Sudbury Hall and the National Trust's Museum of Childhood is closed." No date has been announced for the reopening.