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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
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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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Visit with my elderly father

We arrived at the end of a very busy day in half term. We were treated superbly. David the volunteer on the buggy was friendly and knowledgable. He even waited for us to give us a... read more

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Julie R
Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at the end of a very busy day in half term. We were treated superbly. David the volunteer on the buggy was friendly and knowledgable. He even waited for us to give us a lift back down to the visitors centre. The staff were so friendly. The preservation of the rooms was excellent. Glorious tapestries and I really... More 

Thank Julie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival we were disappointed that the house was shut and we wouldn't be able to go inside, however the activities for half term week were fantastic. After completing the pumpkin hunt we found ourselves immersed in making and decorating willow stars and dream catchers for a nominal charge. The lady and those assisting her in demonstrating how to make... More 

Thank susanjhampson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not our first visit to Hardwick and we've always found it interesting but I had to write a review this time. The current exhibitions are excellent. The story of Arbella is carried throughout the ground and first floor and truly brought Hardwick to life for me. There are many clever features to the exhibition but I don't want... More 

Thank Jo F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for my birthday (first time which is shameful as I'm only 20 minutes drive away) It certainly wont be the last time I visit. What an amazing place, the Gardens are lovely, great walking paths. Lovely gift shops and the House is amazing. Fantastic piece of History. Car park £3 if not a National Trust Member but no different... More 

Thank Snelling983
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been life long members of the National Trust and with this place just down the road we are frequent visitors....and what a difference now. The new information and visitor reception is Norwegian in style and looks great as does the new restaurant. The shops are cramped full of beautiful products and everything has been thought about in good detail,... More 

Thank Paul F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hardwick Hall is a place worth visiting a fantastic hall and plenty of walking that you can do. The gardens are not fantastic but still worth a walk around they have been lovely but when we visited looked like they needed a new gardener. Plenty of children were running around and enjoying it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great few hours spent here learning about the hall's history and of the families who have resided here. Lots of staff around to answer any questions, well laid out route through the hall and just the right amount of written information on display. Spend 15 mins listening to the guide on the front porch, she really makes the story... More 

Thank SheffieldSparky
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my university course as a compulsory educational trip with our lecturer. I'd never been before, but it was enchanting. The drive up to the house was beautiful; rolling hills of countryside before the house comes into view. Be careful of the cows wandering about! The Elizabethan house is wonderfully preserved, and the tapestries a thing to see.... More 

Thank joleyb1
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well nice October day and a lovely place to visit people there ready to give information and making it all so interesting a lovely story as you go round although a sad ending. All the items are well preserved and well presented. The actual drive up to the parking is definitely the wow factor beautiful views. We all enjoyed finishing... More 

Thank mavis32
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a fabulous place to visit with both Hall and Gardens a delightful place to visit. With part of the large parking area reserved for disabled this is a great help for those less able to walk any great distance. Even when the Hall is closed the large Garden area always seems to have something new to see.... More 

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