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Catton Estate


Catton Hall, built in 1745 has a fascinating history, and still privately owned, retains its original collection of pictures and furniture.  The grounds are available to hire for all types of public events, and the Hall, for small corporate or private groups.

There is also a 12.26ha planting scheme that consists of a number of linked compartments on the Catton Estate in South Derbyshire.  The existing mature woodland is managed for nature conservation purposes and does not have public access.  Planting consists mainly of native trees and shrubs with oak, ash and birch being the main species.  Woody shrubs such as guelder rose, holly, dog rose, spindle and elder add colour and food sources for birds and insects.

A permissive bridleway and footpath run along the edge of the road and link the compartments that have public access permitted.

Description of Facilities

Toilets on site. Ranger/tour guide available - pre booking required

Disabled Facilities:

Designated disabled parking.

Loads to see and do key

Car Parking Car Parking
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Dogs Allowed on Leads Only Dogs Allowed on Leads Only
Horse Riding Trails Horse Riding Trails
Toilets Toilets
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Woodland key

Grassy Paths Grassy Paths
Information Information
Riding Riding
Walking Walking

Horse Riding Facilities

7 miles of private tracks with over 40 optional professionally built jumps and BHS event course up to intermediate standard. Also, carriage driving course and facilities for pony club competitions and camps.

Yes, must be member of UK Chases. For further details contact the landowner Mr Neilson on 01283 716311.

One bridleway across the land from Donkhill towards Walton.

Upcoming Events

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Art, Craft and Design Show
30 August 2015 to 31 August 2015
10:00 to 17:00

Palladian Events present their second top quality craft & design show by the River Trent in front of Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent on August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, 30th & 31st.  The fair is held in framed marquees and features the work of quality British designer makers.  As well as extensive all handmade craft work and demonstrations on offer to visitors, there is also a traditional carousel to ride.  With the Hall open for visitors to view, for a small fee, this is not just a craft & design show but an interesting, unique, elegant and relaxing event which should not be missed.  Purchase original and affordable work created by some of the finest crafts people in the UK in wood, metal, art, leather, jewellery, textiles and more.  Refreshments also available at the show.  Entrance Fee £3 whilst accompanied under 16's are free.  Free parking.  Contact - Ann Coker.  Tel: 07570 016805.  Website -  E-mail:

Tours of the House, Gardens and Chapel
31 August 2015
From 14:00

House and Garden Opening every Bank Holiday and every Monday in August. Catton Estate, first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 185, was purchased by the ancestors of the Neilson family in 1405. The present Georgian Hall has remained unspoilt since it was built in 1745 and contains most of its original collection of antique furniture and fine 17th and 18th century paintings. The gardens, formal to the front and with mixed borders at the back of the Hall, run down to the River Trent include the family Chapel, built in the 1890's. Price: Adults £5, OAP's £4, Children (Under 15) Free Phone: 01283 716311 Web:

Festival of Fireworks
05 September 2015

See four world-class fireworks displays by multi-award winning companies at the UK Festival of Fireworks. Acknowledged and proven masters in the art of display fireworks demonstrate their skills, with all displays set to music. 16th magnificent year in 2015. Price: Please phone for details Phone: 01384 402255 Web:

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Walton on Trent
DE12 8LN

01283 716311

01283 712876

Catton Estate

Opening times

House and Garden, Aug (Mon only) & all Bank Hol Mons, Tours - 2pm prompt
House and Garden, Groups All Year, By prior arrangement


Hall and Gardens:
Under Age Price: under 5s free


Tamworth, Lichfield or Burton upon Trent.