Pictures of England Pictures of England

Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England

Over 150,000 photos of England
22,000+ members
Click here to join the community

Pictures of Elvaston Castle

a Castle in the town of Elvaston, in the county of Derbyshire

Take a picture tour of Elvaston Castle..

About Elvaston Castle

The first view of this impressive early 19th-century house nestling above sweeping lawns is quite tantalizing, giving visitors a fore-taste of the elegant interior. An interior which sadly today, due to the need for restoration can only be viewed on certain open days but happily the magnificent parkland surrounding the house can be enjoyed almost all the year round.

Elvaston Castle was built by the 3rd Earl of Harrington around 1817 to a design by James Wyatt, it was to remain the home of the Stanhope Family for two hundred years. Sold to the local authority in the 20th-century the estate now comprises of a superb country park and nature reserve of which the house is the centre-piece.

Elvaston offers the opportunity for a lovely day out amidst the splendour of the Derbyshire countryside. In the castle grounds you can enjoy much of mother natures rich bounty including ancient trees and wild shrubs and plants. There is a magnificent lake, lawns and woods, making the landscape ideal for birdwatching or just meandering whilst soaking up the becalmed atmosphere. Bird hides ensure good views of the rare species inhabiting the estate and over the past couple of decades a wetland area with ponds and reed beds has been established. As well as offering a haven for migrating birds, the grounds offer a sanctuary for breeding birds. There is also a colony of bats.

On an historic note the sumptuous golden gates spanning the south end of the formal gardens were brought by the 3rd Earl, Charles Stanhope, from the Palace of Versailles, France, in 1819.

The estate church is interesting as is the riding centre.

A tea room is open for refreshments and pleasant shaded picnic areas are available for those wishing to enjoy an "al fresco" meal.

Please upload your photos of Elvaston Castle or see below for towns & villages near Elvaston Castle and a list of other nearby attractions to visit.

Planning a visit? We have thousands of Hotels and Holiday Cottages to choose from at highly competetive rates when booked through the Pictures of England website. Click here for accommodation near Elvaston Castle

Add attraction to favourites

Submit a history of Elvaston Castle

Recommended towns & villages near Elvaston Castle

Irongate, Derby.

Derby (68 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction NW)

This is the premier town of the Shire, it is steeped in history with roots stretching to Roman times - the legions had a camp near the east bank of the Derwent, but the town was.....

Swarkestone Canal, Swarkestone, Derbyshire

Swarkestone (10 Pictures)

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction SW)

Swarkestone is a small enchanting village which grew up on the reeeded banks of the River Trent...

Beeston Lock

Beeston (270 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction E)

Beeston is mostly remarkable for being the place where the Ist Lord Trent started work in his mother's herbal shop at the age of 14...

Parish Church, Denby, Derbyshire.

Denby (5 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction N)

Denby is famous for its beautiful decorative Stoneware pottery which has been exported all over the world...

Staunton Harold Church and Hall, Leicestershire

Staunton Harold (22 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction S)

Staunton was mentioned in the Doomsday Book when it was held by Henry de Ferrers...

All towns in Derbyshire
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Recommended attractions near Elvaston Castle

Derby museum and Art Gallery, the Wardwick, Derby.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery (1 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction NW)

This exceptional museum is housed in an impressive building of modern times. It gives visitors of every age a fascinating.....

Derby Cathedral, Derby, Derbyshire.

Derby Cathedral (7 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction NW)


Garden view of the Erewash Museum on High Street, Ilkeston

The Erewash Museum (2 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction NE)


image of staunton harold reservoir taken from hall roof, 2003

Staunton Harold Reservoir (5 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction SW)


A bridleway in Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire - looking towards Shipley Hill

Shipley Country Park (30 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction N)

Shipley Country Park occupies a landscape of superb countryside with lakes, ponds, stunning woodland walks and a wealth of.....

All attractions in Derbyshire
Complete A to Z of attractions in England

Hotels near Elvaston Castle

Hotels near Elvaston Castle  Cottages near Elvaston Castle  Bed & Breakfast near Elvaston Castle

Beechwood Park in Shardlow, Derbyshire, England

Beechwood Park

Shardlow, Derbyshire, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Beechwood Park offers accommodation in Shardlow. Nottingham is 18 km away. The accommodation has a dining area and seating area with a TV. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven....
More info and book online..  Price from £133.00

Maryland in Derby, Derbyshire, England3 stars


Derby, Derbyshire, England (2.3 miles, 3.8 km, direction W)
Just 3 minutes’ walk from the 85-acre Alvaston Park, Maryland in Derby provides comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Around 30 minutes’ drive from the Peak District National Park, Maryland...
More info and book online..  Price from £35.00

Navigation Inn in Derby, Derbyshire, England

Navigation Inn

Derby, Derbyshire, England (2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction W)
Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Navigation Inn offers accommodation in Derby. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. There is a shared lounge at the property....
More info and book online..  Price from £38.00

Holden House in Shardlow, Derbyshire, England

Holden House

Shardlow, Derbyshire, England (2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction SE)
Holden House is located in Shardlow. It is situated on the River Trent and features a sun terrace and garden. The bed and breakfast offers free WiFi and parking. The Grade II listed building features...
More info and book online..  Price from £61.00

Greengables Guest House in Derby, Derbyshire, England

Greengables Guest House

Derby, Derbyshire, England (2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction NW)
Situated in Chaddesden, a large suburb of Derby, Greengables guest house is only 2 miles from Derby city centre and Derby Rail Station. It features a large landscaped garden and free on-site parking....
More info and book online..  Price from £52.00

All Accommodation near Elvaston Castle..

Elvaston Castle Reviews

See all Elvaston Castle reviews..

Please login to make a review