Renishaw Hall

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Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire is home to Sir Reresby Sitwell, 7th Baronet of Renishaw and his wife, Lady Sitwell. Built over 300 years ago, the Hall's gardens at Renishaw were originally laid out by Sir George Sitwell, grandfather to the present owner and father to the literary trio, Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell. Sir Reresby and Lady Sitwell's remarkable restoration of the gardens have added sensitivity and imagination to the original Italian-style garden.The seven acres of formal gardens of Renishaw Hall stand in 30 acres of mature parkland, encompassing statues, pyramid shaped yew hedges, majestic terraces, Pools and lakes.
A wonderful array of flowers and plants with many surprise discoveries, emphasise the shelter provided by the long range of the house, fine oak trees and woodland.The Hall also boasts a water garden, a magnificent fountain and an octagonal Gothic aviary making it one of the most distinguished gardens in the country

The Sitwell museum and art gallery are located in the Georgian stables along with craft workshops and a cafe. The workshops have several new tenants including an ironworker, bookseller, candle-maker and a maker of bedroom and kitchen furniture.

Opened in 1997 is an attractive new costume museum. Situated above the second gallery, it houses costumes over 150 years old, including army uniforms, gowns,dresses and other accoutrements such as jewellery, hats and gloves.

The museum, gardens and nature trail are open Fridays, weekends and Bank Holidays to mid September from 10.30am - 4.30pm,

Winter opening - All day Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoon

and at other times by arrangement.

Please telephone for further details.

Car parking is FREE.

Renishaw Hall Website

The hall itself is open for group and connoisseur tours by special arrangement only.
Further information telephone 
01246 432310 Renishaw Estate Office

. It has its own wine shop that stocks Renishaw wine made from grapes grown on what was once the most northerly vineyard in Western Europe There are now three full time gardeners and a supervisor working to preserve and improve the gardens. Renishaw Hall is on the easternmost foothill of the Pennines, overlooking Rother Valley and is equidistant from Sheffield and Chesterfield on the A6 16, three miles from exit 30 of the M 1.. There is a nature trail at Broxhill Wood that leads into an avenue of camellias and arrives at the new Classic Temple where several paths can take you either to the ruined Gothic Lodge, the Old Sawmill, the cave or the lakes.