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Over the centuries many wings have been added to the core structure of the house most notably by Joseph Pickford of Derby in the late 18th century and then, around 1900, by the eminent architect Arnold Mitchell who constructed the library and billiard room which protrude from the western side. Sir Richard FitzHerbert shows visitors the 3017-volume library with C19 photo albums, his favourite room. Fine panelling and collection of old masters. Ten-acre garden and arboretum.

Tour features

Guided tour of the house led by Sir Richard FitzHerbert, tea and cakes served in the library, lined with 3017 books.

Price per visitor

£22.50

Directions and address

Tissington Hall, Tissington, Derbyshire DE6 1RA.

Tissington Hall is situated in the Peak District, approximately 5 miles from the market town of Ashbourne, just off the A151 Buxton road.

Refreshments

Tea and cakes.

Access

The upper floor of the Hall is not wheelchair accessible, but disabled guests can view the main hall and the gardens.

Special restrictions

No photography in the house.