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Elvaston Castle

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Elvaston Castle - a Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Wyatt in the early 1800s, based on the original house dating back to 1633. Wyatt's design, built for the 3rd Earl of Harrington, became home to the Stanhope family until the estate was sold by the then Earl of Harrington to Derbyshire County Council in 1968. The Council have operated it as Elvaston Castle Country Park since then.

Surrounding the country house are the famous Grade II Listed gardens, pioneered over a 20 year period back in the 1830/40s by William Barron, one of the most influential gardeners of the century.

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Comments (8)

Richard Gregory 48 on June 5, 2012

This picture speaks for itself Mark it is a Masterpiece **L&F..Regards Richard

Замечательный снимок!


Привет из России!

С уважением, Геннадий Мисько.

Free Wheels on June 12, 2012

Wow! thank you for your great comments and Fav I am personally very pleased with this shot, as you know that isn't a good recipe for anyone else liking it:) Ian there was a Bush craft fair there for the first time and they allowed them to use the lake, only normally see birds on the water.

Richard believe me when I say it took 4 days for my head to stop swelling and allow me to get through the door ways:)

Hello Gennady Misko thank you for your visit and kind comments.

ANITA SKINNER on June 22, 2012

Brilliant! 3 Wheels :) Like a lot. Regards, Anita

Yorkshire Sam on June 23, 2012

Excellent composition and capture!

sledgegang on July 30, 2012

Beautiful image, it looks just like a painting. Like Best wishes and friendly greetings Roo

Andy Rodker on August 5, 2012

I presume this is how the original castle was stormed and destroyed in the Civil War.


Best wishes, Andy

Lady A on August 13, 2012

Tolles Foto von einem schönen Ort!

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  • Uploaded on June 4, 2012
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    by Free Wheels
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/06/04 11:43:38
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash