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Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Seat of the Sitwells and home to one of the most important classical Italianate gardens in Britain.

Eckington, Derbyshire, S21 3WB

Renishaw Hall & Gardens water fountain
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Easily accessible without car
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of the arts and played a significant part in the artistic and literary world at the beginning of the 20th-century.

Renishaw is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. Over 115 years ago Sir George Sitwell created what is today one of the most important classical Italianate gardens in Britain.

Ornamental ponds, a spectacular fountain, secret garden rooms, classical statues, overflowing borders and long vistas all feature strongly in these totally unique gardens.

In the Stable Block you can visit The Café at Renishaw and the Sitwell Museum, featuring an exhibition about The Literary Trio and the history of the gardens.

Opening Times

Garden, Museum, Vineyard and Hall Tours, Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm March to the end of November.

Renishaw Hall can be viewed by guided tour only, as it is still very much a lived in family home. Guided tours take visitors around the ground floor and last approximately 1 hour.

Public tours of the Hall and the Museum will be every Friday during the 2022 season at 12.30pm and 2.00pm. We advise online booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Courtyard Cafe opens from 9am – 4.30pm March to December.

Season starts 23rd March 2022.
Gardens close 25th November.
Cafe closes 16th December.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free, garden admission only. Not valid for special events. Members receive a discount on house tours. On the gardens booking page members should select the option for ‘HHA members’, and will not be charged. Membership cards should be presented on on arrival.

Gardens:

Adult £9
Children £4.50 (3-18yrs)
Under 3’s are free entry
Family £20 (2 Adults and up to 3 children)
includes Vineyard and Museum entry.

Free Parking.

Hall Tours:

£15 Adult
£9 Child
Includes Garden, Museum and Vineyard Entry

Hall Tours are Fridays 1pm and 2.30pm and booking is essential. Other dates may be offered throughout the season, please refer to website for tickets.

Group Visits

Group tours are available throughout the year.

We have several options for group bookings. Guided tours take visitors through the whole of the ground floor looking at the ten principle rooms.

Please email the events team enquiries@renishaw-hall.co.uk

Educational Visits

Primary & Secondary tours of the hall are available as well as access to the gardens and tours with the Head Gardener.

Contact us for more information:

Call: 01246 432 310

Email: enquiries@renishaw-hall.co.uk

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Eckington, Derbyshire, S21 3WB

3miles from M1/J30. Between Sheffield & Chesterfield, just outside the town of Eckington.

The nearest railway station is Chesterfield, 20 minutes’ drive away. A 50, 50A first bus will take you from Chesterfield to Eckington, and then a 10-15 minute walk will bring you to the Hall and Gardens.

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