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Ilam Park

Ilam, Peak District National Park, England
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ist time visit

Lovely place to visit, free parking if your NT members, or about £4.50 all day parking. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yorkshirelas2
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Gods Own Country
Well maintained scenic grounds

Easy to spend a full afternoon at this stunning location. Grounds well maintained, clean and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
208John
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Brough, United Kingdom
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Ilam Park is cared for by the National Trust and offers space to play and explore, woodland walks and far reaching views towards Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud. The visitor centre, toilets, shop and tea-room are open daily throughout the year. Ilam Park welcomes dogs on leads all year round. Pay and display car park on site - Free parking for National Trust members.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“stepping stones” (24 reviews)
“the river” (45 reviews)
“national trust” (44 reviews)
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Ilam, Peak District National Park, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit, free parking if your NT members, or about £4.50 all day parking. There is a circular walk around the grounds, and a caravan site but this will close for good end of October as NT need the site to make more...More

1  Thank Yorkshirelas2
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support Coordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Ilam Park. We hope that you'll visit again soon to see the wonderful autumn colours.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to spend a full afternoon at this stunning location. Grounds well maintained, clean and animal friendly. However if you wish,there are a few small inclines you can take whilst exploring the location. Stunning views.

Thank 208John
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support Coordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Ilam Park. We hope that you'll visit again soon to explore more of the park and the White Peak area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun day exploring the grounds. Didn't go into the hall. Nice areas to sit and have a cuppa. Dog friendly. Plenty to explore in and outside of the grounds

Thank Kerry R
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support Coordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of Ilam Park. We hope that you'll visit again soon.

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

lovely place to visit in the peak district. you can wander around the grounds. there's so much wild garlic that's very pretty and fragrant. we just parked close by on the street for free.More

1  Thank kristyrebecca
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support Coordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience of Ilam Park, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our car park at Ilam Park is free to National Trust members, but even if you pay and display, the money helps to look after Ilam Park...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stopped for a short walk but stayed much longer than we intended as there is quite a lot to see. Amazing scenery! Very dogfriendly with water bowls and dogs allowed in the gardens/parkland and giftshop. We walked around and had some coffee and cookies....More

Thank mrloes
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the great review and top rating. We are delighted what started off as a short visit, ended up as an extended stay when you realised what Ilam Park has to offer. The parkland is perfect for dogs and all we ask is...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

A relaxing place too visit, beautiful contryside and lots of facilities, including a play area for children in the woods. Plenty of low impact walks to follow. No house to look around, but then it only costs £3 for parking. Did get very busy over...More

Thank Freda_Wer
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for a super review. On the rare occasion we have lovely, sunny weather and a bank holiday weekend, visitors are inevitably drawn to Ilam Park to appreciate its natural beauty and stunning scenery. However, the team at Ilam do everything they can to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled in this place whist planing a hike. Great spot with stunning views. Lovely lawns for a picnic, or a nice tea room. £5 all day parking. It can also act as a great start and finish to explore the valleyMore

Thank andrewthorp
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Ilam Park. We are indeed ideally located for walking amongst stunning scenery and exploring the local area. Parking is free for National Trust members and offers good value for money for those who...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

As NT members we like to make the most of our money by visiting as many NT places as we can while on holiday. As usual we weren't disappointed. Ilam park is beautiful! A lovely, well-kept and peaceful place with a mix of wild woodland...More

Thank Hills2013
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your recent visit to Ilam Park. We are delighted you had an enjoyable day and found our staff friendly and welcoming. We hope you make a return visit in the future where you may well...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to come to with its mix of river, woods, space, hall and delightful village. This is cared for by National Trust and as in so many places this is somewhere to do the simple things and enjoy them- climbing trees, floating pooh sticks...More

Thank 1949etwall
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support Coordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments about Ilam Park. We agree that it is like an oasis of beauty. It has been for hundreds of years, with artists and writers all taking inspiration from the peace, tranquility and of course, the scenery. It's great to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We spent an excellent few hours at this NT property, walking to the 'stepping stones' and beyond, enjoying the views. We had a nice late lunch on the lawn at the tea rooms. It was quite busy, but probably normal for mid-August. Highly recommended.

Thank Movious
NationalTrustPeak, Business Support Coordinator at Ilam Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience, it's great to hear that you enjoyed exploring the White Peak countryside.

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Bethany G
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Response from pixydust2010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You have to pay at the NT Shop, however not until it opens. If you are clever you could find parking in the village and walk up - about 5 minutes and on level gravel pathways. If you are NT Members then you just need to... More
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Bethany G
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
Hi clearly signposted or free to Nat trust. Enjoy
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Jon K
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Response from pixydust2010 | Reviewed this property |
We went on an organised Range led walk - worth looking into usually 11am on a Monday and Friday. Leaving from outside the shop courtyard. There is a 2km or 3km across the fields mostly, some walkers had their dogs - must... More
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