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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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Great place the guides are full of knowledge nice food shops lovely garden very well laid out the price is good has buggy for people who find it hard to walk long distances

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great place the guides are full of knowledge nice food shops lovely garden very well laid out the price is good has buggy for people who find it hard to walk long distances

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Spent an informative and happy 3 hours (could have been far longer) at Hardwick Hall today. It was amazing to see Tudor tapestries and artefacts in such good condition and close up. All staff welcoming and knowledgeable and the special focus on Arbella extremely interesting and enlightening, if you don't know who Arbella is then pop along and find out.... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Last time we visited Hardwick our 21 year old Son was approximately 4 weeks old. Surprising really as the Hall is only a 15 minute drive from where we live. Didn't recognise the place, so much has changed over the years. The stable block is now open to the public with shops & a restaurant in this area. We didn't... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We arrived quite late in the day but were offered and accepted a lift to the main house, allowing us to get there much quicker. The driver was very friendly and helpful. We had a rushed visit but were able to get an overview of the history. The staff did not rush us out or make us feel unwelcome. We... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

This is our second visit to this lovely interesting house and gardens. This time we walked down to some lakes which is part of hardwick country park. This is good for seeing wildlife. We went in the cafe for lunch which does get very busy but the food us good and the staff very efficient. If you've never been its... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is well worth a visit with a very interesting tale to tell. The tour around the house is important if you wish to know the history of the Hall and its occupants . The staff are very friendly and helpful. It has a good cafe/restaurant and of course a good gift shop and plant shop. I would go again... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Hardwick Hall is a grand example of Elizabethan architecture set in imposing grounds. The property is managed by the NT and the nearby Old Hall by English Heritage. At the time of our visit, the Arbella Stuart exhibition was in full swing and provided a great insight in to the life of a forgotten lady of our history. All involved... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Hardwick New Hall is a lovely National Trust property and quite close to my home town so we visit several times a year. Hardwick Old Hall is managed by English Heritage and is an intriguing shell brought to life by the audio tour which I thoroughly recommend. Bess of Hardwick built both houses but the New Hall remains intact. Even... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was my 3rd attempt to getting into the house, however it was definitely worth my efforts. We had done the gardens last summer and the old house, but this time it was the main house that was on my list. We joined a tour which was free and definitely worth it. The house is quite amazing overall and I... More 

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England
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice sunny day and a lovely place to visit. The staff in the house were helpful and friendly and the 'Arbella Stuart' tour really interesting. Nice to see the grounds comming to life in the spring and the newborn lambs at play. This would have been five stars but the cafe was poor. Limited choice of food, tepid coffee and... More 

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