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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
+44 1246 850430
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Sunny day out

Used my National Trust membership to visit mill and Hardwick. Well worth the visit interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard E
via mobile
A beautiful house and gardens

So much history is in this house and spread out from this house. Such a fascinating and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dick h
Derby, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
+44 1246 850430
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Used my National Trust membership to visit mill and Hardwick. Well worth the visit interesting facts told by guide in a lovely setting. Nice cup of tea and slice of cake to finish day

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much history is in this house and spread out from this house. Such a fascinating and beautiful place - as is the Old House next door. The gardens are lovely and well kept, even the orchard that has thoughtfully been left fallow. There are...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughter was enthusiastic about revisiting Hardwick Hall after her school History trip. It was also easy to see the outside Harry Potter film locations and the inside inspirations for Malfoy Manor. This lovely old house, now owned by the National Trust, has a wealth...More

Thank rosey001
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit was a really good full day and dare we say it we preferred the house to Chatsworth It is a National Trust property but being a NT member we had free access to the ruin of the other Hardwick Hall. By starting with...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hardwick is a most interesting property with not one but two houses - the 'new' Hall alongside the ruins of the old. Both are fascinating with lots to see and plenty of information available both from the room guides and the written information around the...More

Thank demoncodger
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible building for it's time. We toured the old building first well worth a visit. The way these people lived in that era is something else. The new building is very much full of splendour. The way those folks lived in the...More

Thank minx59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living within 2 miles of the hall and venturing there many times as a kid, I finally went inside the main hall. Worth a visit in anyone's day, even the grand kids enjoyed it. Looking for fairy doors in the garden or exploring the old...More

Thank Denthead1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large imposing medieval Hall with helpful and very informative room guides who were more than willing to bring history alive for you. There was too much to see for the four hours that we were there and didn't even get to see the vast...More

Thank Ruthsad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we checked in we were immediately offered transport to the house as my husband uses a stick as he is recovering from a hip replacement operation (and we even were able to stop to use the toilets!). We began our experience of the house...More

Thank TrueBrit_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love tapestry you'll love this place, quite a lot of steps Friendly staff very helpful Lovely kitchens and pretty gardens There are 2 sat nav addresses to this place one is for delivery so be category to get the right one

Thank Stresswiggle
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siobhan h
10 September 2017|
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Response from Stacey H | Reviewed this property |
A large picnic style area with lots of small tractors for kids to pay on. Lots of space and fun things to do. A fairy dell. And in the woodland, near the car, little dens made out of sticks and Tarzan swings.
Tracey F
12 August 2017|
Response from Mothergoosethemoose | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it would be a pleasant experience going through the woods; a small child may like to use a bike on the grass.
Finn D
7 August 2017|
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Response from JEBLLB | Reviewed this property |
I paid £85 for 4 adults to visit both the old and new halls and that included the purchase of a £5 guide book.