Sudbury Hall (Sudbury, Derbyshire) Reviews
Description:Sudbury / Ashbourne / Derbyshire / DE6 5HT / Tel: 01283 585337. / Sudbury Hall is one the country's finest Restoration ... more
Sudbury Hall (Sudbury, Derbyshire) ... mansions. The property is now owned and maintained by the National Trust. The house was built in the 1660s and is notable for its fine Long Gallery, gardens and portraits of Charles II's mistresses. Inside there are a mixture of architectural styles with beautiful carvings, painting and plasterwork. There are formal gardens with a tree-fringed lake.
Newest Review: ... and so was being carried anyway!) The room stewards in the hall were knowledgeable and helpful and pointed out things to try to keep our six year old interested. However I felt that our experience would have been improved had there been some information panels or even just labels on particular objects to explain their significance as not everyone wants to fork out for a guide book. Parts ... more
Customer Sudbury Hall (Sudbury, Derbyshire) Reviews (3)
by - written on 03/09/09 (Very useful, 308 readings)
I visited Sudbury hall in August 2009 with my husband, my stepdaughter aged 6 and my son aged 10 months, so this review is from the perspective of a young family. We had rented a holiday cottage a few miles away and needed something to do on a rainy summer's day so decided to give Sudbury Hall a go. What attracted us to it was the National Trust Museum of Childhood however we also visited the hall. The car park for the hall is on the opposite side of the road a short walk away so you if you have young children you really need to take a pushchair with you. However, only National Trust pushchairs are allowed inside the hall which is fair enough as it's easy to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/05/09, updated on 22/07/09 (Useful, 47 readings)
Visit here on a nice day to get the most out of it. The car park for the museum is located diagonally opposite over the road, for those who may need assistance little golf buggies do to and fro providing a nice lift. The centre piece of any visit to Sudbury Hall is the Childhood Museum - which takes the whole family through the nostalgic journey of toys through the years. The grounds to the hall are kept imaculate and in the summer there are large outdoor games for children - there was also a nature trail when we went, this involved following directions around the ground to find the locations of cards containing information on various animals and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/11/06 (Very useful, 407 readings)
SUDBURY HALL in Sudbury, Derbyshire is open from March until October and since 1967, after the death of the 9th Lord Vernon, has been owned by the National Trust. The house is built in red brick and on the roof is a dome, topped with a golden ball, restored by the NT which as you approach the hall is something of a landmark. Dating from the late 17th century, Sudbury Hall was built for George Vernon and, as he did not use an architect, its design is somewhat of a mixture of architectural styles. Predominantly Jacobean, but with Classical carvings and plasterwork. Visitors to the house can wander through the rooms, taking in the Drawing ... Read the complete review
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