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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
Phone Number: 44 1246 850 430
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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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Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have...

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, gardeners, builders, decorators, embroiderers and craftsmen of all kinds have contributed and made Hardwick their creation.We want you to explore and enjoy Hardwick and in the process discover the lives, loves and adventures of the creators of Hardwick.Explore the enchanting Elizabethan mansion, take a stroll in our peaceful gardens, enjoy seasonal and locally produced food at our Restaurant, get closer to nature with a walk in the Park and much much more.

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Wonderful Statley Home

A huge amount of effort has been put into Hardwick Hall. So easy to discover information and there is a really interesting story about the people who lived there. It was also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A huge amount of effort has been put into Hardwick Hall. So easy to discover information and there is a really interesting story about the people who lived there. It was also great to be able to see the old hall and new hall and the differences between them. Lots of eating places available. Restaurant was great, staff helpful and... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic NT property. The old hall is English Heritage and if you are a NT member, you don't have to pay extra to get in. You really need to do both properties to get the full story. Wonderful day out, magical gardens, walks and views 😀

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is plenty to do for the whole family. We have National Trust membership which gave us entry to both the old and new hall plus gardens. My boys 8&9 enjoyed climbing the steps in the old hall which provides spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The new hall has some interesting paintings and tapestries which were of less interest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a great day out then this is the place accessible off the M1 at junction 29 this stately Tudor home is the place to visit.From the well surfaced car park a small walk to the entrance where you are met by informative and enthusiastic guides and after opening at 11am every 15 minutes a quick... More 

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Thank Robin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to visit full of character and of course history and you don't have to travel far to see this attraction. I Would highly recommend this to any one not living in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire You won't be dissapointed

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My nine year old daughter loves visiting Hardwick Hall, as do I. There is always a pleasant couple of hours spent if not more walking around the gardens and in the house. The restaurant sells warm and cold home cooked meals and snacks and is a nice treat after a few hours roaming the grounds.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here to meet friends and had a lovely time exploring the gardens and house. The gardens are beautiful with a pond out the back. We explored the sculpture walk which currently has a path closed and it was a little bit unfriendly for prams bit the lower Park is lovely just a bit hilly to walk up to.... More 

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Thank andrew1304
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely walks around the estate, you can goin the hall, there is a great pub on the estate. not much for kids in there. you will need a car to get here as its off the main roads .good views around worth a visit even if you just go to the pub, wich sells food.

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Thank John D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the old and new halls with a group of friends , The halls are amazing, the old hall was my favourite part , just a shell with stairs leading to the top and a wonderful view , there is a real sense of history in the old hall. The new hall is wonderful , with wide open staircase leading... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went especially to see the exhibitions Arbella and Eleanor both were very good and interesting. I love Bess of Harwicks high great chamber the best the plaster work is so beautiful, fascinating ladies, highly recommended.

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