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Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall


Renishaw Hall and Gardens have been home to the Sitwell family for 400 years. Its present owner, Alexandra, welcomes you to visit her home.

Renishaw Hall Gardens are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by Sir George Sitwell. The garden is divided into 'rooms' with yew hedges, flanked with classical statues. These 'rooms' have been filled with an impressive collection of plants. The garden is set in acres of parkland with lakeside and nature walks alongside English herbaceous borders and ornamental ponds. Throughout the year are spectacular displays of flowers and plants. Kids will love the Children's Fairytale Garden.

The Vineyard at Renishaw was established in 1972 making it over 40 years old! It's also one of the most northerly vineyards in England. The vineyard is nurtured throughout the year and the grapes are used to make the award-winning still and sparkling wine which is sold in the shop. You can book vineyard tour and tastings, call 01246 432310 for more information.

In the Stable Block is the Sitwell Museum which houses the incredible collection from the 'Sitwell Trio' - Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell. Visitors can also enjoy a meal, glass of Renishaw wine or coffee and a cake in the Gallery Café and courtyard, and find some great gifts in the Renishaw Hall shop and plant sales.

Renishaw Hall is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. A tour of the Hall will allow you to see some of the spectacular collections of art and furniture that have been acquired by generations of Sitwells. Public Hall tours are available on Fridays throughout the season and throughout the year on most days for group tours, booking essential on 01246 432310.

The Hall is available for hire as a film and photo shoot location, for weddings, conferences and for private, guided tours.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Gardens and Estate open from Saturday 27th March
Hall tours are on Fridays at 13.00pm and 2.30pm, and during weekends in August.
Pre booking recommended
Last admission 4 pm


Garden admission: Adult £6.50, Concession £5.50, Children (Ages 5 to 16) £3.00, Children under 5 free.
Guided hall tour ticket and garden admission: Adult £12.75, Concession £11.75, Children (Ages 5 to 16) £8.00, Children under 5 free.



See location of Renishaw Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 435785  Lat: 53.30176 Long: -1.34781

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A6135 (signposted Renishaw). Follow road for approx 2 miles, passing through village of Renishaw. Pass Sitwell Arms Hotel on right and follow road for just under a mile, turning left onto B6053. Take first left turning onto drive to Hall.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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