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The Marble Hall at Kedleston Hall. Sir Nathaniel Curzon (later 1st Baron Scarsdale) commissioned Robert Adam to design the interior in 1759.

The Marble Hall at Kedleston Hall. Sir Nathaniel Curzon (later 1st Baron Scarsdale) commissioned Robert Adam to design the interior in 1759.

Palladian portico of Kedleston Hall    Kedleston Hall is a stately home in Derbyshire, England, owned by the National Trust. It is the seat of the Curzon family and was built from 1759-65 for Nathaniel Curzon, the first Baron Scarsdale. The main architect was Robert Adam, the famous exponent of neoclassicism.    This picture shows the central section of the north front of the house with its grand portico, held up by Corinthian columns.

Palladian portico of Kedleston Hall Kedleston Hall is a stately home in Derbyshire, England, owned by the National Trust. It is the seat of the Curzon family and was built from 1759-65 for Nathaniel Curzon, the first Baron Scarsdale. The main architect was Robert Adam, the famous exponent of neoclassicism. This picture shows the central section of the north front of the house with its grand portico, held up by Corinthian columns.

Auricula Theatre at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

Auricula Theatre at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire – The House

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire – The House

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire – Wine Cellar

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire – Wine Cellar

The Olympic torch is to be taken on a cable car ride over Matlock Bath during the Derbyshire leg of its nationwide relay in the build-up to London 2012. A torchbearer will carry the flame on to the famous sky-ride at the Heights of Abraham on 29 June. The procession will arrive in Glapwell in the morning before heading to Bolsover, Calow and Chesterfield. The flame will then continue through Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne before arriving in Derby.

London 2012: Olympic torch to ride Derbyshire cable car during relay

The Olympic torch is to be taken on a cable car ride over Matlock Bath during the Derbyshire leg of its nationwide relay in the build-up to London 2012. A torchbearer will carry the flame on to the famous sky-ride at the Heights of Abraham on 29 June. The procession will arrive in Glapwell in the morning before heading to Bolsover, Calow and Chesterfield. The flame will then continue through Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne before arriving in Derby.

Matlock Bath Derbyshire. One of the favourite places for family days out when kids were young.

Matlock Bath Derbyshire. One of the favourite places for family days out when kids were young.

Cottage in Milldale, England (photo credit to David Downing)...a place to dream of, or paint

Cottage in Milldale, England (photo credit to David Downing)...a place to dream of, or paint

Polly's Cottage, Milldale, DE6 2GB. A takeaway coffee shop which sells hot and cold drinks, hot pies, sandwiches and ice cream. Opening times: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Every day in summer. Weekends in winter.

Polly's Cottage, Milldale, DE6 2GB. A takeaway coffee shop which sells hot and cold drinks, hot pies, sandwiches and ice cream. Opening times: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Every day in summer. Weekends in winter.