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Hardwick Old Hall

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
44 1264 850 431
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Chesterfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This building is an exciting place & explains the origins of Bess of Hardwick before she became the powerful and influential lady of Queen Elizabeth 1 time.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a very iconic and majestic place to look around. You can wander around at your leisure and take in all the history. An afternoon well spent.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you like history this is a great place to visit in a lovely area.with other places of interest near by.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Dispute it's state of disrepair well worth a look around . Steep stairs and an uneven walking surface, as you would expect on a property of this kind.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Recommend you hire the audio equipment for this building. I thought it was really interesting and the tour helps being it to life and help you visualise how they lived when it was habitable.

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Downtown Timperley
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The "old " Hall is in the grounds of Hardwick's Hall, a few steps away from Bess of Hardwick's place. Just a shell of a building, which must have been magnificent in its time, but worth a look , although whether it's worth an extra fee is debatable.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As English Heritage members we had free entrance to Old Hall only whereas the New Hall and Gradens belong to NT therefore paid. Interesting exhibition of Bess of Hardwick. Need to take the audio guide, which make the site more understandable. The ruin is partially rebuilt and you can get uo to the third floor. The view is Incredible!

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Access the Old Hall via the New Hall as they are next to each other. The Old Hall is run by English Heritage and the New Hall by National Trust. There is an audio tour available, please use this as it gives you additional information that the boards do not contain. There are some remnants of the old plaster frieze... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well worth a visit but nearly missed the place as not sign posted however it is right next Hardwick Hall and Gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We are National Trust for Scotland members so we got into Hardwick Old Hall as part of our entry to Hardwick Hall and Gardens. It is well worth visiting both. My in-laws are not English Heritage or NT members so had to pay around £17 each to visit both places. The Old Hall is open from 10am and took us... More

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