4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course dinner menu, 3 choices per courses
Tea/coffee after dinner
Full cooked breakfast
Entrance to Trentham Gardens
Entrance to World of Wedgwood
Guided tour of Wedgewood factory
Entrance to Shugborough Estate
Entrance to Kedleston Hall and Grounds
Entrance to Calke Abbey
Entrance to Chatsworth House & Gardens
Entrance to Haddon Hall and Gardens
We arrive at our hotel in time for welcome tea and coffee, followed by dinner.
Trentham Gardens & Visitor Centre, World of Wedgwood & Shugborough Estate
This morning, we visit Trentham Gardens and enjoy a peaceful stroll through the award-winning Italian
Garden - keep an eye out for fairies, they're not only at the bottom of the garden! Next we discover the fascinating history of England's finest china and porcelain at the 'World of Wedgwood', which showcases the very best of British craftsmanship from the past 260 years. In the afternoon we travel to Shugborough Estate, once aptly described as a 'Perfect Paradise'. Wonder at the opulence of Lord Lichfield's quarters and enjoy the glorious gardens.
Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey & Derby
We begin today with a trip to Kedleston Hall, a beautiful mansion framed by parkland. Built for lavish entertaining and
containing extensive collections of art, it is a stunning example of architect Robert Adam's work. Roam the attractive gardens with lakes, separated by quaint waterfalls. Next, we experience a sense of abandonment in the 'un-stately' Calke Abbey. Left untouched to show a country estate in decline, it features a vast collection of unique objects, presented as originally found. We spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure in the friendly town of Derby.
Chatsworth Estate & Haddon Hall
We spend this morning exploring the breathtaking Chatsworth Estate in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. The house reveals 30 sumptuous rooms, plus a diverse collection of art. The formal gardens boast fountains, ponds, sculptures and a huge maze. We then travel to Haddon Hall, recognised as one of the most romantic houses in Britain. This elegant house and grounds have played host to a number of historical films including Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice.
After breakfast, we make our way home.
4* Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights, Derby
This recently built 4 star hotel occupies a prime position in the very centre of Derby, close to the modern Westfield Shopping Centre, making this the ideal hotel for those who also enjoy their shopping. The entrance is on the ground floor, but reception and the majority of the hotel is on the upper floors accessed via lifts. The open plan bar and restaurant have a clean, light, contemporary feel and provide a pleasant place in which to relax.
Lift Restaurant Bar TV Tea/coffee making facilities Hairdryer