Everytime we head down the M1 I am intrigued by this place. It is just visible from the motorway just as you get into Derbyshire, and so last time we headed south, I insisted on getting off the track and find out all about it. It turns out to be owned by English Heritage and is called Sutton Scarsdale Hall . We found it easily and there is no admission fee. Its very spooky to walk around - the dancing queen (who is also the Queen of Halloween) would love to hold a party in it!! It was "whole" until 1919, and then it just was left to go derelict - so sad.
If you enlarge this picture by double clicking, you will see it has a very prestigous neighbour - Bolsover Castle - also owned by English Heritage.