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Hardwick Old Hall

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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1264 850 431
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Brilliant customer care!

We visited on the 23rd July and the woman on duty was superb. We were in something of a rush because we wanted to get to the New Hall in tie for a themed talk and guided tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a smallish site in the grounds of Hardwick Hall (the larger site looked after by the National Trust). There is an exhibition, audio tour and, of course, the ruins to explore. In fine weather, such as this most recent visit, it is pleasant to wander around the grassy grounds but we have visited when the ground is waterlogged... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited on the 23rd July and the woman on duty was superb. We were in something of a rush because we wanted to get to the New Hall in tie for a themed talk and guided tour before the official opening time. We explained the circumstances and she was so helpful. The site itself is in danger of being... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Just off the M1, so we stopped off to break a long journey north. Both Old and New Hardwick Halls are brilliant. A good audio guide was available.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fantastic, audio and left to roam at your own pace. The views are stunning. Small gift shop and friendly staff.Well worth another visit

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fantastic audio guide and building - lots to learn. Will definitely be back as soon as possible - we got in free with our National Trust membership even though it is run by another organisation.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Special Superb 5* accommodation. When the gates close you have the whole place to yourself. Lovely garden. Dog friendly. Tiny gift shop. Fascinating history and easy to use audio guides / booklets all help you live in an Elizabethan time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited Hardwick Old Hall prior to going to the new Hall as they are on the same site. A really interesting visit - the headsets are a must as they tell the story of the history behind the Hall. Well worth the walk to the top for the amazing views over the countryside.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

An interesting building a visit helps you to get the full picture of the houses that bess of Hardwick built. Audio tour available and a stunning view from the top.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a wonderful surprise to see this amazing building which initially looks derelict but actually preserves some amazing plasterwork and shows the beauty of the original design. This was a special bonus and well worth viewing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Reflecting the prodigious wealth and influence of its creator, the Old Hall - close to its successor - tells its own story of the rise of Bess of Hardwick. It is a ruin - with good reason! In the care of English Heritage there is a reciprocal arrangement with the National Trust and the 'New Hall. I would recommend an... More 

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Additional Information about Hardwick Old Hall

Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1264 850 431
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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