Kedleston Hall< Return To UK
Having never heard of Kedleston Hall I was surprised to find such a grand and exquisite ‘a temple of the arts’ . Kedleston Hall is an English country house in Kedleston, Derbyshire, approximately four miles north-west of Derby.
Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Robert Adam interiors and parkland. Kedleston was built for Sir Nathaniel Curzon in 1765 as a house to rival Chatsworth.
Intended as ‘a temple of the arts’ and as the location for grand entertainments, the main house was never meant to be a family home, but a canvas on which to showcase the finest paintings, sculpture and furniture.
The Hall was used as a key location for ‘The Duchess’, the Hollywood blockbuster starring Keira Knightley.