Within the parish are included the mansions of Burton Closes and Castle Hill.
Few crowded neighbourhoods are visible, and the characteristic features of the scene which meets the eye are the upturned roofs of temples, palaces, and mansions, gay with blue, green and yellow glazed tiles, glittering among the groves of trees with which the city abounds.
The five-storied embattled tower in the centre dates from 1426, and the modern mansions from 1820.
Among ancient mansions Derbyshire possesses one of the most famous in England in Haddon Hall, of the 15th century.
A 14th-century grammar school was refounded by Queen Elizabeth; and there are two mansions dating from the same reign, which have been converted into inns.