A historic beauty in the midst of Kedleston Park, Kedleston Hall marks an era in English history when country houses were large, and built for entertaining the upper classes. This mansion in particular has been built for lavish entertaining, as evident by the furniture and artwork it bears amongst its midst. Kedleston Hall has an excellent display of goods from the 12th c. onwards. It is in fact an accredited museum.
Part of the house is more historical than others, where the Curzon family is said to have inhabited it from the late 13th c. The majority of the current structure, however, dates back to the 18th c. when Sir Nathaniel Curzon, the first Baron Scarsdale, commissioned the building in the mid-18th c. The architecture, therefore, is very much neoclassical and is the work of a Robert Adam. Adam wasn’t a very well-known architect at the time, and he got acquainted to Sir Curzon from some garden temples he worked on at the park itself. Sir Curzon was impressed, and Adam hired work on Kedleston Hall, allowing him to join the race for architectural glory in Derbyshire.
Located near Quarndon in Derbyshire, the mansion is in a very serene area of the countryside. The nearest A road to the park is the A52, heading North West from Derby city. Kedleston Park is well signposted from this road, which should help you find it. There are 50 parking spots for visitors, where you will have to pick up your permit from the Park entrance. There are further spaces for blue badge holders, which is no more than 200 yards from Kedleston Hall.
Strolling in the park will work up your appetite, and it’s always advisable to come prepared for these sorts of days out. Just a mere scroll away is a great selection of places to eat near Kedleston Hall. Being amidst the park you may think that there aren’t many restaurants near Kedleston Hall, however everything listed here is within a mere 15 mile radius. Have a look and book a table today for the best restaurants around Kedleston hall.
Did you know the north entrance is very majestically Roman, where you almost feel like you are visiting the White House in Washington DC?