A Visit to Sudbury Hall
Just on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park close to Ashbourne in Derbyshire, Sudbury Hall is a beautiful late 17th Century country house, the historic home of the Vernon family. Now owned and managed by the National Trust, its stunning interiors include elaborate plasterwork, paintings and wood carvings by celebrated wood carver Grinling Gibbons.
As if the fabulous house itself wasn’t enough, in the 19th Century Servants’ Wing of Sudbury Hall you’ll find the wonderful National Trust Museum of Childhood.
This is a nostalgic trip along memory lane with an exploration of childhood in years gone by. There are fun, interactive exhibits where you can try your hand as a chimney sweep or a Victorian school pupil, and visitors of all ages are bound to recognise treasures from their own childhood in the extensive toy collections.
Outside there are acres of landscaped parkland with formal gardens and ornamental lakes, as well as a great outdoor woodland play area to help your kids burn off steam.
There’s also a National Trust gift shop, bookshop and café on site.
Sudbury Hall is set in the heart of the pretty village of Sudbury, and it’s well worth exploring the local area while you’re here. Next door to the Hall look out for Sudbury Courtyard – a beautiful collection of independent shops and cafés.
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How do I get there?
Sudbury Hall is located on Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, postcode DE6 5HT. Parking is free for visitors and is located opposite the Hall.
By road you’ll find the Hall 6 miles east of Uttoxeter at the junction of the A50 Derby to Stoke road and A515 to Ashbourne.
The nearest train station is Tutbury & Hatton, which is 5 miles away.
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