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Hardwick Hall and Gardens
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We was recommended to come and visit Hardwick Hall last year by someone at another National trust, so on the odd occasion all of the family could do a day out (easter Sunday)
The views you see just driving up to the hall are amazing, it’s wasn’t the most clear day but we could see what beauty , when we got to the large car park it was full of mud luckily for us we took our welly boots with us but for those that didn’t did get really muddy . So if you visit on a wet day take some wellies or walking boots with you.
The gardens are beautiful the hall it’s self is beautiful inside and out so much history in there if your not to sure on anything there’s lots of voluntary workers in each of the rooms to explain things or to ask questions.
There was a few things I couldn’t get my head around until I asked then it cleared it up for me .

1  Thank Mediumdeacon
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

As a member of the NT I am seriously thinking about not renewing in June. The website says dog ok on lead so I take the kids for the easter egg hunt but at no point did anyone tell us that you cannot get into the garden with the dog. End up walking around the courtyard with the dog whilst the rest of the family went on the hunt. Only when we complained did they tell us there was an alternative hunt in the Lady Spencer woods. There was a queue of equally frustrated dog owners - When will the NT get it most dog owners are responsible owners and their precious gardens are more at risk from unruly kids than a dog on a lead. Fed up of listening to volunteers who agree with us that the policy around dogs is somewhat outdated and will definitely have to think hard before we renew in June

4  Thank rammie67
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Each time you go to a historic property with the NT there are changes and you always learn something new.
Bess of Hardwick was a billionaire in today's climate. The opulence and decoration in such a large hall/mansion are phenomenal. It is very difficult to imagine how they kept warm or were able to read as much by candlelight.
My pictures help tell the story.
Restaurant was extremely busy as Mother's Day but staff were efficient and the cream tea was very pleasant.

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Cold grey day spent in the house and gardens. The place tells a great family story around Bess of Hardwick and descendants. Rooms and exhibits are beautifully presented. Guides were helpful and informative but never pushy or intrusive. Well targeted activities for families too.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Well done NT, interesting property with an extremely interesting collection of Furniture,Pictures & Tapestry. Helpful guides, who explained the links to Royalty & Suffragette movement in a very interesting way. Worth a visit if your in the area.

Thank CHRIS L
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