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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
+44 1246 850430
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Bess of Hardwick at her best.

I visited Hardwick Hall today with my wife and two other family members. This was my first visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
FootiefanTamworth
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Tamworth
Lovely day out

The grounds are lovely to explore, we are national trust members and its well worth a visit. the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leh20
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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, 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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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited Hardwick Hall today with my wife and two other family members. This was my first visit and I found it to be a very nice experience. So much history unfolding in the house and gardens. It is amazing who the owners were connected...More

1  Thank FootiefanTamworth
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds are lovely to explore, we are national trust members and its well worth a visit. the old hall is very interesting to look at as well as the new hall. the lady who stands out front of the new hall is very insightful...More

Thank Leh20
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a very pleasant day out here, spent time around the gardens before entering the Hall where we had an enjoyable educating time. We even encounted a lady dressed in period costume. We had a nice meal in the resturant with reasonable prices. Toilets were...More

Thank Mo F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to visit this estate knowing we could not visit the house as we had a dog with us, but it was shut anyway- in peak tourist season! The grounds were beautiful and the dog enjoyed his walk. Not information boards about anything, and leaflet...More

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fantastic visit i had here at Hardwick hall. On arrival there is ample car parking space and you are just a short walk away from the estate. You walk past the old hall which was unfortunately not open but you then turn into...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sports people mountain bikers beware the standard of some of the trails and walkways are very poor especially around the ponds area the death trap walkways near the Duck Catcher which have been responsible for serious injuries in the past have been taken down after...More

Thank timd0bb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hardwick Hall was built in the late 1500s by the formidable Bess of Hardwick, who outlasted all 4 of her husbands! She built the Hall as a conspicuous reflection of her education, wealth, and status and you can see her initials "ES," for Elizabeth of...More

1  Thank Jessica Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here again today Saturday 9th june 2018. Been here many times as we are NT members and live not too far away. manged to park on the grass area so we could have a picnic lunch at the side of the car. Had a...More

Thank adyval
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing how little one knows about so many places dotted around England, and this is a must see. Bess of Hardwick, once the second richest woman in England, second only to Elizabeth I. What she did in her life, from such a humble beginning is...More

Thank scouser1077
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful building! We visited on a hot day and were able to stroll around the stunning gardens before going inside. There is so much to see in the Hall - National Trust staff have done an amazing job in keeping this in pristine...More

Thank AztecCarlisle
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deb182016
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Michicoo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not sure. Have a look on their website.
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SueTelfordShropshire
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Mooeuk | Reviewed this property |
You can park for free and visit the old Hall but not Hardwick Hall itself.
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493blackjack
February 26, 2018|
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Response from MR19702602 | Reviewed this property |
If you check the NT website it tells you about buses and trains but if says... Trains ... The closest train station is Chesterfield. From there you can pick up a taxi or catch the Pronto bus from Chesterfield coach station... More
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