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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
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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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Fantastic family day out!

We went to Hardwick last Summer and had a fantastic day visiting the gardens, house and cafe. The place is steeped in history and has alot to see. The food in the cafe was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
VicG1985
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Hardwick last Summer and had a fantastic day visiting the gardens, house and cafe. The place is steeped in history and has alot to see. The food in the cafe was excellent quality, all local produce which is always good to see! Would recommend a trip to Hardwick for any family looking for an entertaining, interesting day... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you haven't been to Hardwick it is well worth the visit. Not as shiny as Chatsworth but interesting artifacets and you can see it all without being oiverwhelmed. Gardens are lovely to stroll around even in Winter and the eating place is not too expensive. A great place for children, plenty of parking and in the summer take a... More 

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Thank Kittypusscat
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely walk round the gardens just like all English heritage places costs too much to get in 😳😳😳😳

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely day with a group of people I care for as a job, the day was better than anticipated, staff all very helpful, lots to see and get involved in, all areas are accessible and interesting. Lovely views, very clean and well presented. I lived in Derbyshire and never visited the hall but now I live in Lincolnshire... More 

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Kings lynn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally my fault as I only used the info on the trip advisor front page which doesn't mention that the house is closed, so slight frustration as we were looking forward to calling into the house on our journey north. The staff however were very nice and explained that the gardens and old hall were open, at a separate entry... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue is a place that we show off to friends and relatives, if they visit. The history and splendour, the grounds and views are spectacular. It's a photographers dream. Weve walked the Lady Spencer trail... eaten in the spacious cafe (full of home made cakes) and wandered around for hours. Picnics are not discouraged, in this Grand venue. It's... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour started with an introductory talk on the terrace. This really helped put the house and its former residents in their full historical context. Adjacent ruins of the old hall are included in the visit.

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Thank Cybeeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for getting the kids out of the house. Free parking if you're national trust member (3GBP otherwise). Didn't tour the house, did a woodland walk which has rope swings and various things to climb on and off.

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Thank Luke S
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here on 17th January 2016 for a walk around the grounds, we knew the Hall was closed. As it snowed the few previous days the views where lovely and white, made for some good photos. If it is a wet and would suggest being careful of where you walk as I did manage to lose... More 

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Thank rudester1966
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to hardwick hall and loved it ,great walks although a little steep in places for some. Great place great views and worth a visit to pass away 4 hours or so. Will be back very soon and hopefully the hall will be open. Thank the staff who was polite and informative and great with all... More 

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