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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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Superb day out

My husband and I visited Hardwick Hall in March 2015 and will go back for a further visit. We loved it! Such a beautiful place. Both the ruins and the Hall are so interesting. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Hardwick Hall in March 2015 and will go back for a further visit. We loved it! Such a beautiful place. Both the ruins and the Hall are so interesting. A great place to take kids who are interested in history. There are guides on hand to ask questions but also handy guide cards to help... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived apprehensive at 1pm , Friday afternoon peak school holidays and car park seemed very busy but attendant found us a space within seconds. A stroll up to the ticket office and our thoughts turned to lunch, we were greeted at Great Barn Restaurant and although busy staff were clearing tables etc , food ordered and served to our table... More 

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Surrey, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Although I've been in the house on a previous visit, this time I stopped off as a break between Durham and Surrey. Although situated right beside the M1, don't think that it is quick to get to from the exit - it is a very circuitous route, particularly when returning to the Motorway. Anyway, the loos and the food are... More 

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rasco81
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cannot really give a rating as did not go in. Unfortunately the house is not open on Tuesdays, this is not stated in the pamphlet!!! States Hall is open from 7th Feb until !st November. This was very disappointing as we had driven there, parked up and had quite a walk until we arrived at the pay desk. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited here after recently rejoining the national trust as it is relatively local. Prior to the visit we knew nothing about the place, nor were we expecting much. How wrong we were, stunning Tudor buildings and interior, beautiful setting, fabulous contrast from the shell of the 'old' Hall which back in the day was left to ruin, but is... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This beautiful house and gardens has been degraded by a beastly and uninformative exhibition which willfully gets in the way of appreciating the house. By this I mean, large mirrors with writing scrawled on them with bright lights directed at them obscuring the pictures we had come to see, staircases again with writing on them. At the same time, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here on holiday as national trust members but the hall is closed (Tuesdays i think) so we were disappointed but went around the gardens which are lovely. We had a wheelchair with us and managed fine. You can see arbella display and the old hall remains. would like to go back and go into the hall too shop... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were travelling past Hardwick Hall on the way back from Harrogate, and as we had thought of visiting in the past, took the opportunity to visit on Saturday. What a surprise I had not realised how much there was too see. We started off by having lunch at the cafe, this turned into a great experience because being dairy... More 

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Derbyshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

went for a walk with the dog. what beautiful views, can defo recommend. free for us to get in as we are in national trust

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I visited with friends and we all really enjoyed the day. We did the talk outside the house which is free and lasts about 15 minutes, it gives a really good insight into Bes of Hardwick, Arbella and the history of the two halls. The hall has a brilliant collection and the tapestries are beautiful. The volunteers in each room... More 

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