After my visit to Elvaston Castle, I checked my google maps and saw I was close to another place on my list to visit, Risley Hall. It seemed pointless heading home to come back another day when it was only another few miles down the road.

In typical me fashion I decided to wing it and not use my phone for directions as I roughly knew where I was going. However, that decision backfired and I ended up in the opposite direction and took me twice as long to get here than it should have. After turning around and this time taking the smart decision of following google maps I arrived and it wasn’t quite what I was expecting.

The hall which dates back to the 11th century as a Saxon country home consists of 35 bedrooms and multiple function rooms and is a stunning piece of architecture and history. In a modest 10 acres of land, it has a stunning garden and is positioned beautifully in the Derbyshire countryside between Derby and Nottingham.

Like Hoar Cross Hall, this hall has been converted into a hotel and spa. Having known that I may have been less inclined to visit right now because It would have been better for me to wait and experience the full beauty of this hall whilst staying for a night or two when I have the financial means to do so.

If there is one thing I have learnt it will be to do more research on the places I plan on visiting before going and then I can plan more accordingly.

Check out the few images I was able to capture below of Risley Hall;