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“Kedleston from a disabled access point of view”
Review of Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Kedleston
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

My husband and I recently visited Kedleston Hall with some family members. He is severely disabled and uses a powered wheelchair so access is very important to him. Normally when we visit attractions, disabled parking is clearly marked but we couldn't obviously find any at Kedleston so parked in a small space near the main building. By luck we saw that this was the designated disabled area but then discovered that we needed a parking pass to stay there. It took us some while to find anyone who could help but, when we did, they took charge and sorted us out.

My husband could only access the ground floor but that wasn't a problem as we quite understand the limitations of property such as Kedleston. The staff were most anxious that he could view the virtual tour of the house in the Billiards Room and generally made sure that he was comfortable while I toured the rest of the house. He ended up knowing more about the history than we did! The restaurant was accessible, clean and airy and we even managed to visit the church by going through the grounds as the steps for general visitors were out of the question.

The first view of Kedleston from the driveway was akin to something out of a Jane Austen novel, spectacular and definitely a 'wow' moment especially on a sunny day.

4  Thank Carole H
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We visited recently and walked the grounds and stayed to have lunch in the restaurant. Some of the group ordered the pork sandwiches with Apple sauce and potatoes. Unfortunately the doorstep bread was so dry that most people left it and just had the pork. The 3 new potatoes on the side were dry and unappetising. Others had the pea and mint soup which was good but again, the bread served with it was awful- even dunked in the soup it was inedible. Not good enough for the price .

2  Thank ChrissieH
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This National Trust property (glad we are members saves a fortune and highly recommended) An excellent hall full of what you expect from a country dwelling Alabaster and marble everywhere Awe inspiring marble hall showing how the "gentry" wanted to show off their wealth. Thank goodness this is in the hands of NT and available to view. Only a charge if not NT members

Thank WoodySnr
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We were very impressed with the architecture of the house, it is breathtakingly beautiful! There is so much to see and to be in awe of in every room, and it is packed with history. All of the staff are very helpful and are quick to answer any queries or to tell stories behind the artefacts. A special mention with regard to artefacts of the British occupation of India, of which we have never seen such a beautiful collection of beauty and history. People who are interested in this particular moment in history should be especially drawn to the place.

We had lunch in the restaurant first which was very tasty, lovely home cooked food. The restaurant rooms have a lovely atmosphere and the food was reasonably priced.

After viewing the house we took a walk around the grounds which are very natural and well kept. There are no formal gardens but this added to the charm of the place and it is lovely to just wander around and see things on your own.

This is a true Georgian treasure buried away just outside of Derby.

Thank hazandell
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

A truly wonderful place built when the rich would show their wealth by building these extravagant houses and filling them with priceless treasures. The house itself is very imposing within it's wonderful parkland, looking out across the lake. Although there are no formal gardens, the scene is never the less well set with the pleasure grounds at the rear of the house planted with colourful blossoming specimens at the time of our visit.Inside there is plenty to feast your eyes on. Do go and listen to the house keepers talk on how things were done in her day. It is absolutely brilliant.
The restaurant here is one of the best on a NT property we have ever visited.Considering we were in a large party of over 40 we were speedily served in a very efficient manner with very good food.

Thank Barbara M
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