Just before entering the estate of Hardwick there is a fascinating mill worth seeing. It is fully restored by the National Trust (NT) and the tour is fascinating, especially if you are interested in the technology of olden times - we can still learn a lot! If you are familiar with Bess of Hardwick the visit will be even more interesting. From the minute you enter the gate you will be made most welcome and a guide is available with a short presentation before you start your tour. Visit the NEW Hall first and then the OLD ruined Hall - there is wealth of historical knowledge to be gained from this fascinating place and the history of Bess herself is amazing. Yes there is a fee but not for NT members.
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