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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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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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a lovely day out

came for the day. it is a beautiful building with gorgeous gardens. we stopped for breakfast also there which was tasty - I had a sausage sandwich and my friend had a scone. a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Manchester
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215 reviews 215 reviews
66 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

came for the day. it is a beautiful building with gorgeous gardens. we stopped for breakfast also there which was tasty - I had a sausage sandwich and my friend had a scone. a wedding was on when we were there, a beautiful place to get married. will definitely return.

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Kingwood
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The older house is immensely interesting, but for sheer splendour you need to tour the main house. Such a friendly welcome and great guides with in-depth knowledge of Bess's best building!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Been to Hardwick Hall a few times with family and my kids. Always have a good day out with plenty of activities for the kids. Gardens are stunning. Interior isn't up to Chatsworth, but still impressive and interesting (if you get chance to see it, as kids rush round with their quizzes). National Trust member, so not sure on value... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a favourite of our family and is a great place for walking as well as a beautiful house. The parking and facilties are very good and we love the stables restaurant as there is ample out eating for us and our dog. Also we love hearing about Bess of hardwick, a very unusual lady for the time.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were spoiled by a recent visit to Lyme Park where the staff went out of their way to help my elderly mother who has mobility problems. Nothing was too much for them and there was a well thought out accessibility policy in place. Not so Hardwick Hall. We parked a fair way down the disabled parking area because there... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful historic place , have visited many times. Lots of history and character. The gardens are lovely with herbs and flowers and many out door functions are held there ie country fairs and food festivals. Inside the Hall is very atmospheric and loads to see

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York, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fabulous place - full of history - the grounds were great to walk around too. There were games set up in the stable area for children to play with. Highly recommend

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ilkeston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

been coming to hardwick since i first visited by cycle in the early 60's as a teenager.the house and gardens have changed very little over the years but the facilities have really been updated.via the new entrance you have the nt shop, tea rooms loo,s etc with picnic area with things to occupy kids.the old hall,mainly a ruin is best... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent Stables Restaurant for early full English brekky then 5 mile trek thro to Teversal to walk it off!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice day out. Has a good shop, café & toilets. The main house is lovely. The kids liked the ruins of the older building as they got an electronic tour thing with headphones as a guide. Good parking. However...This would be very expensive if not a national trust member but we are and as such parking and all entry is... More 

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