A delightful former estate village with charming rows of red-bricked cottages and gabled houses line the main street. Sudbury Hall is a splendid late 17th Century mansion, with sumptuous interiors, formal gardens, deer cote and lakeside meadows.
At the southern most part of the Derbyshire Dales, a delightful former estate village to nearby Sudbury Hall. Charming rows of red-bricked cottages and gabled houses line the main street, once the busy main Derby road, the village is more peaceful now it is bypassed by the A50. The Vernon Arms, named after the family who built the nearby hall, is a reminder of the days when the village was a staging post for mail-coaches. Sudbury Hall is a splendid late 17th Century mansion, with sumptuous interiors, formal gardens, deer cote and lakeside meadows; it is now a National Trust property. The 14th Century church of All Saints stands in lovely grounds and has a window presented by Queen Victoria. To the north of the village is a site most people would avoid visiting - the Sudbury Open Prison. Things to do; The National Trust Sudbury has undergone a restoration proejct and is now called The Children's Country House at Sudbury.
Curators and conservators worked alongside children and experts in heritage engagement and learning to create an experience where children are encouraged to be curious and have fun with history. All while protecting the late 17th-century collections.
The Children’s Country House is being created with, for and by children. The Trust recruited a group of over 100 child ambassadors who have helped to creat The Children’s Country House. Children can enjoy the gardens, exhibitions within the Hall and have fun with history in the childrens museum.
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