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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
+44 1246 850430
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Hardwick hall more class than before.

We have been to Hardwick Hall a number of times., but this last time was different. The guides... read more

Reviewed today
Winniemiller
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Belper, United Kingdom
Fabulous views from here

We arrived just in time for the last introductory talk at 4.15p.m. A very interesting property... read more

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WanderingsAscent
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have been created by a cast of thousands.It was the formidable Bess of Hardwick who first created Hardwick in the late 1500s.In the centuries since then her descendants, farmers, gardeners, builders, decorators, embroiderers and craftsmen of all kinds have contributed and made Hardwick their creation.We want you to explore and enjoy Hardwick and in the process discover the lives, loves and adventures of the creators of Hardwick.Explore the enchanting Elizabethan mansion, take a stroll in our peaceful gardens, enjoy seasonal and locally produced food at our Restaurant, get closer to nature with a walk in the Park and much much more.
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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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Reviewed today

We have been to Hardwick Hall a number of times., but this last time was different. The guides were fantastic and knowledgable, they brought the place to light. We took the opportunity to visit the Attics for a nominal fee and they were great again...More

Thank Winniemiller
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived just in time for the last introductory talk at 4.15p.m. A very interesting property although I wouldn't want to volunteer here because it is very dark.We didn't visit Old Hardwick because it was closed for an inspection, it is managed by English Heritage...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely day for a walk so decide to walk round hardwick hall and gardens having a cuppa in the cafe really helpful staff all the way round

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great tours offered. Fantastic restaurant on the way out. Great walking areas children welcome. Personal tours available

Thank Evelyn G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As we are now EH members (as well as NT) we decided to visit the Old Hall and the New Hall gardens. However Old Hall was closed due to issues with the building so we had to be content with walking around the gardens. Lovely...More

Thank Janew662
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever we are in Derbyshire, notably for the Chatsworth Horse Trials, or to visit some friends who live in this great part of the world, we always try and make sure a visit to Hardwick Hall is on our itinerary. National Trust membership ( or...More

Thank TJMChippingCampden
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I toured Hardwick recently. What a splendid Elizabethan house! The State Rooms and High Great Chamber were the high points for us. The frieze and tapestries are magnificent. The Long Gallery is lined with portraits and tapestries. Upon her fourth marriage, Bess...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hardwick Hall is a monument to Bess of Hardwick and has other historic connections to Mary Queen of Scots. The main part of the building retains the flavour of Tudor times and there are several unique rooms maintaining historic features that are hard to find...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place and friendly staff at the entrance. Nice place for a picnic and a afternoon out . Didn’t go around the house and gardens but people say it’s just a nice and worth a visit

Thank Paige W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently visited Chatsworth and been very disappointed, we visited Hardwick with friends. Wow!! What a difference!! So much to see; so much history; fascinating life story of Bess...what an amazing and determined woman!! There were so many rooms to see and all felt very...More

1  Thank Michicoo
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SueTelfordShropshire
18 April 2018|
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Response from Mooeuk | Reviewed this property |
You can park for free and visit the old Hall but not Hardwick Hall itself.
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493blackjack
27 February 2018|
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Response from MR19702602 | Reviewed this property |
If you check the NT website it tells you about buses and trains but if says... Trains ... The closest train station is Chesterfield. From there you can pick up a taxi or catch the Pronto bus from Chesterfield coach station... More
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Elcie
14 February 2018|
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Response from annie9755 | Reviewed this property |
Yes two hours would be plenty to explore the house.
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