Best Places to Visit in Leicestershire and Derbyshire

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Best National Trust walks in Leicestershire and Derbyshire
Image: Footpath sign on the Staunton Harold Estate

Here at Ferrers Gallery, we are so lucky to be surrounded with so many wonderful places to go and things to do! Located on the beautiful Staunton Harold Estate in Leicestershire, we are home to scenic walking routes, that can take you around the stunning estate grounds, all the way to The National Trust's Calke Abbey or even after a long days walk - The Milking Parlour Brewery, where you will find the best of artisan craft beer.

Visit Calke Abbey

National trust Calke abbey walks and stately home

Images taken from The National Trust website, showcasing the walks and stately home at Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey spans across over 600 acres of parkland, with lakes and rivers to walk along. You can also explore Calke’s wetland area and discover a preserved 18th-century deer shelter on this pleasant walk through the ancient parkland landscape. In the heart of the parkland, you will find the once stately home. Calke Abbey is open to the public to walk around, where you will discover abandoned rooms, peeling wallpaper and a vast collection of strange and unique objects. Click here to find out more. 

Stay onsite at The Staunton Harold Estate

Deer Park Lodge

Staunton Harold Hall deer park lodge, places to stay in Derbyshire and Leicestershire
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Nestling in a corner of North West Leicestershire close to the Derbyshire border, The Deerpark Lodge is a family sized accomodation, situated in a woodland clearing within the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall.

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Sadlers Loft

Sadlers loft dog friendly accommodation at ferrers centre for arts and crafts in Staunton Harold, Leicestershire retreats
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Set within the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall in Leicestershire, Sadlers Loft is based in The Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts courtyard. A dog friendly accommodation, fit for two people, this is apartment is perfect for a peaceful retreat to the countryside.

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The Brewhouse 

Circular window overlooking the Staunton Harold grounds, at the brewhouse apartment available to stay in Leicestershire
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Set with the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall, in the privately owned Georgian Mansion, is this very spacious apartment, perfect for a couple looking to get away and visit the local attractions Leicestershire and nearby Derbyshire have to offer. 

The Milking Parlour

the milking parlour brewery at the national trust Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

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The Milking Parlour is the Tollgate Brewery Tap, is located within the National Trusts Calke Abbey estate in Derbyshire. The Milking Parlour offers the best in craft beer and cider, with wonderfully rustic interior seating inside of an old dairy shed and outdoor seating, where you can perch on chairs made from old beer barrels. Here you will find delicious pizzas, alongside a host of different food trucks on certain nights of the week.

The National Forest

"What is The National Forest? The National Forest is a story of regeneration." - national

The National Forest is 200 square miles of woodland, across the Midlands. It spans across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire and aims to link Charnwood forest and Needwood forest. Click here to find out more.

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See below a map of the walking routes between Ferrers Gallery at Staunton Harold, Calke Abbey and The Milking Parlour at Southwood Farm, including walks through The National Forest.

national trust walks in Derbyshire between Staunton Harold and Calke Abbey

Image taken from a map section -, showing the walking routes near Ferrers Gallery

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