Wingfield Manor - English Heritage

The dramatic ruins of Wingfield Manor stand on a hill above the village of South Wingfield.  Built around 1439 the Manor became the prison of Mary Queen of Scots on three occasions.  Enjoy the Gothic Hall and the superb vaulted undercroft or climb the steps of the Great Tower for stunning views.


The vast and immensely impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house arranged round a pair of courtyards, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower 22 metres (72 feet) tall. This monument to late medieval 'conspicuous consumption' was built in the 1440s for the wealthy Ralph, Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England. Later the home of Bess of Hardwick's husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, who imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots here in 1569, 1584 and 1585.


The Manor is administered by English Heritage and is open to pre-booked groups only.  The Manor is privately owned so access is unavailable outside of these arrangements.

Please note: Wingfield Manor is part of a working farm and the owner's privacy should be respected at all times.


Wingfield Manor,

South Wingfield, Alfreton, Derbyshire. DE55 7NH

Telephone Enquiries and bookings:

To book please call 0870 333 1181. 



English Heritage Members Free.  Pre Booked Guided Tour: Adult £7.50, Child £4.60, Concession £6.80, Family £19.60.


Entry for guided tours by pre-booked appointment only, on the first Saturday of the month from April - September 2018.  To book please call 0370 333 1181.