A brighter future for Elvaston Castle...
This website was originally set up in 2006 as part of the Save Elvaston campaign which aimed to halt Derbyshire County Council's plan to lease the estate to a private owner who planned to turn the estate into a hotel and golf complex. The result of this move would inevitably have seen parts of this much-treasured public area closed off to the public for good.
However, in 2014, Derbyshire County Council announced plans for a much brighter future for Elvaston Castle, working in partnership with the National Trust to secure its future and delivering a draft vision document for the estate which includes plans to reopen parts of the Castle building to the public and to restore and reopen other space in the castle for residential and/or business use.
The new vision would see Elvaston Castle, and the estate as a whole, restored to its former glory while remaining open to the public as it was always felt it should be by the majority of local people. It would also once again become a popular venue for weddings, conferences and other gatherings as well as hosting regular events throughout the year.
Read more about the exciting plans for Elvaston Castle's future at the website, www.futureelvaston.co.uk.
Leading the campaign over the years to keep the estate open to the public have been the Friends of Elvaston group. Find out more at their website.