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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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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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Well worth a visit for all age groups, The Stable Yard restaurant is a must the scones are to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit for all age groups, The Stable Yard restaurant is a must the scones are to die for.

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chesterfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Hardwick Hall is on our doorstep so we visit regularly. We call in the lovely restaurant first for lunch or snack followed by a lovely walk around the grounds in winter. It was so lovely during the Christmas period with the trees all decorated inside the hall that I came four times during the first week with different friends and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited on a quiet Sunday afternoon in January making an effort to maximise our National Trust membership. We had avoided previously due to the lack of playground but the Lady Spencer play trail was a nice addition and thoroughly enjoyed by our five year old. There's also plenty of open space to take balls etc. The restaurant is nice... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Since I have a keen interest in the Tudors, I was anxious to visit Hardwick Hall. I was so impressed. I took a guided tour, and it was very informative. I was amazed that much of Hardwick Hall remains as it was originally built. I enjoyed the gardens and lunch in the café. Just wow!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

As National Trust members this is always on our 'Bucket List' place to visit at the start of every new year. The house, gardens & tea room are always a pleasure to visit - the surrounding countryside is breathtakingly beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

a great day out, visited all rooms and gardens . called in the café which was excellent too. highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went to Hardwick Hall last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Even on a cold or wet day there's still lots to see inside the house. I recommend the tour around the house as this is a great way to learn more about the history if you don't know much about the Hardwick family. Looking forward to returning.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Recently when before Christmas for a coffee and light bite lunch, the food was lovely and helpful staff, very good prices, but the café was freezing infact blowing a gale, this did spoil it for us as a cold day anyway couldn't get warm, other wise very pleasant. Think we'll go back in the summer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are so lucky living in Doe Lea with Hardwick Hall on our doorstep. We can easily walk there. The House is magnificant but the acres of parkland are a joy. We walk there several times a week. There are prescribed (leaflet) walks inluding the wellie walk but we know lots of variations. The herd of long horn cattle are... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went when the house was closed but still had a great time. We visited the ruin and walked through the gardens, def coming back in the summer . It's dog friendly too!

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