Ilam Park

Ilam Park: Address, Ilam Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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Ilam Park is cared for by the National Trust and offers space to play and explore, woodland walks and far reaching views towards Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud. The visitor centre, toilets, shop and tea-room are open daily throughout the year. Ilam Park welcomes dogs on leads all year round. Pay and display car park on site - Free parking for National Trust members.
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Anne B
5 contributions
Jun 2022
We visited Ilam Park on Wednesday 1st June with our family of mixed ages.
This site was beautiful, such a peaceful and relaxing park with magnificent views. The weather was a little wet on our arrival but this did not deter us from exploring and we were quite sheltered on the walks around.
We visited the cafe afterwards and the staff were extremely accommodating, as it was still raining, the staff offered to bring our food and drinks down to the indoor seating area as we had our dog with us.
The food was fantastic, just what was needed after a busy day walking Dovedale and then the Ilam site as well. It was fantastic to have some great vegan options on the menu as well, something that is not always easy to find.
Can't wait to revisit.
Written 4 June 2022
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pboroman
Peterborough84 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
A very pleasant visit in the sunshine. Great views and walks in an interesting and engaging park setting. Would recommend although the parking is expensive for non National trust members.
Written 18 May 2022
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pesue1
Nuneaton, UK375 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
One of the most beautiful spots in the country, the car park is £4..50 but is well worth a visit for the views and a walk along the river manifold, there is a lovely cafe, a beautiful church, and a youth hostel, go see yourself
Written 25 April 2022
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521sandra
Leicester, UK29 contributions
Apr 2022
great place to visit lovely walks nice cafe we had a lovely lunch.Some lovely gardens walks along the river
Written 18 April 2022
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Deb
32 contributions
Apr 2022
Great afternoon walking around Ilam Park. The Church is open to visit. The NT staff were pleasant and helpful.
Written 17 April 2022
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Sem W
Belper, UK267 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Lovely place. Big carpark, although remember if you are not a national trust member you'll need plenty of change to be able to park as it doesn't except cards.

Great little cafe with stunning views. Like the fact you can walk as little or as long as you want. You could even park here and walk to the stepping stones if your feeling energetic. Nice little church, river, and scenery to look at, would definitely come here again.
Written 13 April 2022
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Sarah M
Worksop, UK213 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Beautiful park with lovely views onto Dove Dale and Thorpe Cloud. There is a tea room and second hand bookshop and easy access to further walks.
Written 10 April 2022
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Tim J
Banbury, UK214 contributions
Mar 2022
Despite being one of the smaller National Trust estates that we have visited, it provided us with some decent views and a nice walk, alongside offering a much-needed break from our day-long trek around the area. Exactly what we've come to expect from the National Trust.
Written 5 April 2022
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PSAllWhiteNow
Manchester, UK265 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
We visited on a dry February day inbetween storms. Had an issue as didn't have my membership card and the lovely lady at the book shop helped me out. The walk was lovely, some pretty views and a nice spot for a picnic. The children enjoyed the compulsory pooh sticks at the bridge. Pretty snowdrops along the walk.
Written 9 March 2022
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Barrie P
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK97 contributions
Mar 2022
My wife & I visited here whilst on a weeks holiday in Derbyshire. The park is well maintained, the toilets are clean & the car parking is easy to reach. We wondered around the grounds but where disappointed that the footpaths where not marked out. We wanted to walk to Dovedale but were advised against this because the Stepping Stones were under water and the path was flooded in places. We visited the Church in the park & enjoyed the beauty of the stained glass windows & the peace & quiet of God's house. As we wanted refreshments we went to the cafe. The young lady in the cafe was very friendly & chatty. The food, breakfast baps, was excellent, as was the cakes, lovely & fresh & the coffee. A most enjoyable snack. Due to the boggy conditions after all the rain we decided to come back later in the year when it should be a lot drier.
Written 3 March 2022
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