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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Christmas Visit

Utterly fab!Beautifully decorated for Xmas the volunteers are engaging and so friendly and Hardwick... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mooney3h
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Hits the heights

On a cold,grey day we ventured up the M1 to one of our fave NT properties. It was the first time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grumpfromhinckley
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Utterly fab!Beautifully decorated for Xmas the volunteers are engaging and so friendly and Hardwick feels so homely for such a big building

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mooney3h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold,grey day we ventured up the M1 to one of our fave NT properties. It was the first time we'd seen the Christmas decorations & I'm so glad we made the effort. The skill demonstrated on the extensive presentations was beyond superlatives. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grumpfromhinckley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the house and found that it was closed, so that they could do it up for Christmas the only thing open was the gardens - bid deal we also found that the old house was closed off due to structural problems,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheridankent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a local historic Hall which I visit a lot and is beautiful to see in all the four seasons. There are lots of walks to go on and lots to capture with a camera or I phone. This place is for all to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I particularly like the gardens here- they are well set out with a great variety of plants. Fascinating history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were somewhat in awe as we drove up the long and winding path to the top of the hill and stunning views over a beautiful landscape. The short walk into the house took us past lots of interesting buildings which included cafes and shops...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dilps2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with our 9 year old Nephew and 3 year old daughter for our second Christmas at Hardwick. It was very good and well worth a visit but not as good as last year. There were no decorations in the gardens this year...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit as not been to Hardwick at Christmas. They entrance hall and selected opened rooms makes it feel like Christmas already. I particularly liked the paper model of Hardwick lit internally plus the cards coming down the Chimney. Well done to all at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave-Cresswell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only ended up staying 1 hour here. Quite disappointed by this National Trust house due to the lack of activities. Spent £5 on parking then £11 each for viewing the house and gardens. The gardens were well kept and pretty but not much else to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Amelia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely, well preserved hall that has a lot to see. There is a Christmas theme at present which as well been but together and as a nice touch to the place. The gardens are also lovely to walk around and it is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sarahgrace1985
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Happymujer |
Yes, so we’ll run and knowledgeable staff. But free to walk around the park and ruins. You only pay for the main house.
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Sarahgrace1985
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Ange717 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. The gardens are not so good this year due to the drought but the house is still a good day out. The old hall is for viewing from the outside only at the moment as undergoing work.
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Melissa B
June 25, 2018|
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Response from annelien v | Reviewed this property |
there is. if you are a NT member you don't have to pay for the parking.
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