A brief history of Allestree Hall and Park
Allestree Hall was built in 1795 by James Wyatt. The surrounding park is believed to be of a similar date. The park and its estate have a rich history of ownership shared between wealthy land owners, army occupation, the national fire service and the Derby Corporation, now Derby City Council.
In 1947, Derby Corporation purchased the hall and estate for a sum of £23,000, intending to build houses on the southern edge of the park. A small part was taken for this purpose in the West Bank Road area. That same year, a Council run golf course was opened as a nine-hole course, extended to eighteen holes in 1955 and closed in 2020.
Today Allestree Park is enjoyed by families, dog walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and people enjoying outdoor pursuits, making it a unique treasure within Derby.
The park boasts a Local Nature Reserve, declared in 2002, the Grade II listed Allestree Hall, a lake, and many more features for you to explore. You may even spot a highland cow (or two) grazing the beautiful meadows each autumn.