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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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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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breath-taking place full of history, england at its very best.neer want to leave so relaxing and beautifull views

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

breath-taking place full of history, england at its very best.neer want to leave so relaxing and beautifull views

Thank dee337
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find, good parking provision, you can look around old hall with your dog (restrictions in the main hall and gardens), plenty of space to roam about, places to sit and eat with a dog, they even do fresh baked doggy biscuits! We went down to the lake as well for a walk around, one very tired hound this... More 

Thank Angnjasp
Surrey, UK
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It would probably be a bit silly visiting the Old Hall without a visit to the new unless you live near - they are in the same location. It is NOT administered by the NT - you will have to pay extra to visit The building is little more than a shell but ties in closely to the story of... More 

Thank pcollingridge
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an enthralling place to go to. You can go inside & up the stairs for stunning views of the area. Some of the original plasterwork is on the walls. The information was helpful & made it easier to imagine life at the hall.

Thank Claire F
Preston, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had a brief look round on a wet day, but really enjoyed it. Well worth a visit. very different to the new hall, but both are great

Thank Scientist3684
Isle of Man
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116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I had been dying to visit since I learned about the hall 9 years ago when it was featured on a television programme 'Britain's Best Buildings'. I arrived just as the old hall opened and was able to enjoy the spaces practically alone.The kitchens and bake-house were awesome. I had been more excited about the New Hall , but this... More 

Thank Manninagh
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This old hall is full of character and story. Learn about Bess of Hardwick as you visit the old hall and ruins set in the beautiful parkland. The building has indoor and outdoor parts as well as great views over the park. Next door if the New Hardwick Hall so kill two birds with one stone and visit both for... More 

Thank MerliesMum
Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Great place to go to take photos, the ruins are really very interesting and you can get some great shots if you're there early or late as the ruins project great shadows. The view from the top is worth seeing providing you're ok with heights!

Thank Andy P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It's a shame that this place has been left to rack and ruin over the years and literally 100m away there's Hardwick hall in all its glory. This English heritage house has got its charm and with a bit of imagination you can go back in time and imagine how the 'well to do' lived. Splendid architecture and large rooms... More 

Thank Kevan_12
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1,087 reviews
433 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

When we visited Hardwick last time we went straight to the New Hall, partly due to time constraints and the fact that it was raining a little. Also it looks like a typical EH ruin. This time we made a point of visiting the Old Hall and found it to be just as wonderful as its cousin next door. The... More 

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