So I’ve waited long enough to show you around Sudbury Hall, since we visited the beginning of March. Just getting there was a pretty drive through Derbyshire, and we certainly weren’t disappointed once we arrived.Not just an impressive exterior, the inside of Sudbury Hall was filled with treasures and exquisite plaster work throughout. I was whipping my head around everywhere to take it all in and couldn’t look around fast enough. The grand staircase has been roped off to be preserved, but don’t worry, as you work your way through the house you end up at the top of the stairs to get a better look at the intricate plaster carvings and paintings.Going through the house, some rooms are stately and grand, and others you could imagine snuggling down and actually living in. The paintings hung throughout show the various people who were associated with the house through the years. I’m not so sure I’d like a painting of me being hun with my boobs hanging out!My dream library, complete with a secret staircase in the corner to access the top level. The grounds around the back aren’t huge, but there is a pretty large pond, and lots of grassy bits to sit and rest if it’s nice out.
If you’d like to visit, check out the National Trust page for Sudbury Hall for current opening times and prices so you won’t be disappointed if you are traveling a distance. As always, if you are thinking of visiting a few different National Trust properties, sign up for a membership (online sign ups seem to be cheaper) as it tends to even out in membership price if you are going to a few different properties, and you get unlimited visits to National Trust properties for the duration of your membership.
Sudbury Hall is also home to the museum of childhood, which we couldn’t miss out on, and I will tell you about later!