Elvaston Castle Country Park


Where: Elvaston, near Derby

Suitable for: Mobile unit − hot and cold drinks only. Preferably specialist (accompanying snacks may be considered dependent on the offer).

About the park

Elvaston Castle Country Park encompasses approximately 321 acres of open parkland, woodland and more formal historical gardens.

The estate's buildings and gardens are registered as being of special architectural and historical interest and provide a fascinating glimpse of the past. At the heart of the estate lies Elvaston Castle, a gothic revival masterpiece. The building is closed to the public apart from the tea rooms. But the estate's rockwork structures and fine examples of topiary attract visitors from far afield. An information centre and shop is located within the central cobbled courtyard.

Surveys suggest an estimated 360,000 visitors annually, arriving mostly by car. Peak numbers occur during school holidays and at weekends.

What's available

A hard standing space in the public car park next to the children's play area. There is no access to water or electricity.

The car park is landscaped and tree lined, the location offering pleasant surroundings for a vendor at any time of year.

The space would be let by competitive tender for one year − with the potential of an annual renewal for up to three further years − and subject to a commercial licence.


If you're interested in running a business from this site then please apply on the Due North website (opens in a new window). You'll need to register your details first then, once you've created an account, you can apply by looking through the 'recently added opportunities' section and choosing 'Derbyshire County Council − countryside sites, ice cream and concessions'. Closing date: 2pm on 1 February 2018. 

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