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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
Phone Number: 44 1246 850 430
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Description: Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have...
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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An Elizabethan jewel set in a lovely Derbyshire estate.

Hardwick Hall is a excellent example of Elizabethan era architecture and largely preserved as it was intended by it's creator Bess of Hardwick (a contemporary of Elizabeth I). It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Hardwick Hall is a excellent example of Elizabethan era architecture and largely preserved as it was intended by it's creator Bess of Hardwick (a contemporary of Elizabeth I). It has avoided being Georgianised or Victorianised as many British stately homes have been. The gardens are lovingly tended by National Trust workers and volunteers and are beautiful. The Stableyard offers a... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a great place, fantastic Hall, amazing gardens, great facilities, brilliant. I am a keen photographer aswell and their were amazing shots at every turn, a couple are now hung on our walls ! The staff were great aswell and couldn't do enough, even catering for specific dietary requirements for one of our party.

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Corralejo
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It took me a lot of years to think about visiting this house as it is very close to where I live. We have visited the estate often, the ponds ta the bottom of the hill is a good spot for a picnic. Just along the road the Hardwick Inn (part of the estate) is a good place for a... More 

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York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing collection of Tapestries and beautifully presented house and gardens. All volunteers were friendly and helpful. A great day for any person of any age

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Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to eat and visit gardens. Too much to do to see hall as well. Do it over two days to get the best benefit.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I grow up around here but never visited to I grow up and left home, great place to visit if you like grand homes and into history, the grounds are ideal for a leisurely stoll and if you get hungry there is a pub at the bottom of the hill which there a road you can walk to. the ponds... More 

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Hull
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hardwick Hall is brilliant example of an Elizabethan home. Was very interesting to listen to the stories staff had to tell especially about Arbella Stuart who could have inherited the throne from Elizabeth I instead of James VI of Scotland! Well worth a visit.

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Nuneaton
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The old hall is a spectacular ruin and they've made good enough of the stair and floors to be able to climb a long way up and get a fantastic view. The new hall has some beautiful and extensive gardens these were all very well maintained and some reseeding of lawns was also taking place. Inside the hall were lots... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

House was interesting, grounds were amazing. The day we were there it was incredibly windy. Quite a lot of walking up and down the uneven stairs..

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barnoldswick
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

For anyone with an interest in Tudor History this house is a must. It has a real feel of an old house and has very good explanation sheets in each room. There is a new visitor centre and very good facilities located a short distance from the house but near the Old Hall. The garden shop had a selection of... More 

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Additional Information about Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Address: Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
Phone Number: 44 1246 850 430
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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