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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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+44 1246 850430
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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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great place brill staff nice foodgreat for walking fishing andmeeting long lost friendsall justchilling out

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great place brill staff nice foodgreat for walking fishing andmeeting long lost friendsall justchilling out

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last visited in the summer when the heat made the herb garden and shaded areas of the lawned garden were a retreat from clamour and stress.

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Thank TheCritic246
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to walk around the vast grounds. Bit like Chatsworth. Nice coffee shop with various choices to eat

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a lad it was a favourite place to visit and Its not changed. Its full of character and history. I won't spoil the "Bess" part - look it up. The saying used to be "Hardwick Hall more glass than wall" oh and the locals add "Hardwick Inn more beer than gin". There is of course a very busy cafe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love taking my family (including dog) here. There's a great cafe with outside seating (dog friendly) and a good couple of hours of walking trails. It's National Trust, so membership means free parking. I've never been in the house (not dog friendly) but we always find plenty to do and plenty to see. We go there maybe 4 or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I only live a couple of miles away from Hardwick, I have visited it a few times and I love the place and it's heritage. The national trust do an excellent job of keeping this place in good condition, although it is a little expensive for entry into the house...But they have to get the money from somewhere! Highly... More 

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times over the years as we are Nat Trust members and this place is 20 mins from home. Very nice gardens and lots of grassed areas plus shops cafes etc. I find the house not as good as other properties as too many taperstries for me but is well worth a visit. Good walks to be done... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place Lots of activities arranged for the kids Lovely walks Cafe nice Worth getting membership to visit all the different sites as it is a great family day out.

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit and full of history and the gardens are wonderful a must see if you are in the area. Great in summer so you can have a picnic. You can go for a drink or a meal further down the lane in thr Hardwick pub.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my family and had a good time. Entry and parking are free for National Trust members and also includes entry to the Hardwick Old Hall (managed by English Heritage). The gardens are well kept and lead to various walking trails. Dogs are allowed in the grounds (not the hall) and there are several areas you can set... More 

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