Over the half term break we ventured to Nottingham to visit a tent display, to our great disappointment they had started to un-pitch 8 hours before the end of the show and as a result there was very little to see. Not to waste the journey, we asked Mr. Tom-Tom if there were any places of interest near by and it listed Elvaston Castle as being only 5 miles away. As it was a beautiful day, we got back in the car and went to have a look. Elvaston Castle is a country park with a stately home located between Derby and Nottingham. The house is not longer in use, but the grounds are immaculate and there are several paths for walking.
This is the view looking down from the steps..I can just imagine a grand carriage carrying someone important towards the house!
Along the way we found this little building which is know as Springthorpe's Cottage
Also on the grounds is a stable and we found a field full of friendly horses. This one was very keen to meet and greet us, but was quite disappointed when we didn't have any food!
If you are in the area it is well worth a visit!
Until next time...