This small village is not far from Dovedale and Ilam itself is very much an ideal destination for families. The gentle parkland surrounding what is left of the hall is full of hidden gems and historical relics.
Ilam at the entrance to the scenic Manifold Valley. Ilam is very picturesque, with its “Swiss chalet” style houses and matching school house.
While most of the buildings in the village are from the past two centuries, Ilam dates from Saxon times or earlier.