Willersley Castle is a 200 year old Grade II listed building, part of the Christian Guild Group of Hotels, commissioned by the great industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright. It occupies a magnificent position on the edge of the Peak District, overlooking the River Derwent.
Designed in the Georgian style, Willersley Castle stands in 60 acres of grounds ranging from meadows to limestone crags, on the outskirts of Cromford, just south of the spa town of Matlock Bath.
It makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park. With its dramatic gritstone edges and vibrant limestone valleys, Derbyshire is a walkers and climbers paradise, full of geological gems like the show-caverns at Castleton and the imposing cliffs of Matlock Bath.
The area is steeped in history, from the grandeur of Chatsworth House to the elegance of the spa town of Buxton and the rich industrial heritage of Wirksworth, Cromford, and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
We have a comprehensive wine, beer and spirit list but do not have a bar as such. Dinner is available on request and is served at 6.30pm.
A fabulous Breakfast is served between 8am to 9am.
Televisions are not within the bedrooms however a comfortable TV lounge is available.
A payment made by Credit Card will be subject to a 1.5% charge.
By road from the South:
Take the M1 to junction 26 and follow the A610 towards Ripley. Follow the A610 until you reach the A6 and turn right.
At Cromford turn right at the traffic lights, and follow the road past the mill. Willersley Castle Hotel s driveway is immediately on the left after you cross the bridge.
By road from the North: Take the M1 to junction 28 and follow the A38 towards Derby. Follow signs to Matlock via the A615. At the roundabout in Matlock turn left and follow A6 through Matlock Bath to Cromford.
Turn left at traffic lights past the mill. Willersley Castle Hotel s driveway is immediately on the left after you cross over the bridge.
Trains are available to Cromford on the Derby Matlock line. It is advisable to check with your railway station for times and connections. Only limited services are available on Sundays.
Leave Cromford Station, turn right just before the bridge into the drive of Willersley Castle Hotel. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Cromford station.
If a taxi is required, please arrange at Derby Station or before your journey, as there is no telephone at Cromford Station.
You can check in from 14:00. You need to check out by 10:00.