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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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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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Hardwick Hall & Gardens

We went into the main Hardwick Hall after the audio tour of the Old Hall. Equally enjoyable and interesting. The staff dressed in the period costumes added to the experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Louise O
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went into the main Hardwick Hall after the audio tour of the Old Hall. Equally enjoyable and interesting. The staff dressed in the period costumes added to the experience. Gardens were lovely although it was a bit cold on the day we visited so we didn't linger outside too much!!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have national trust membership and decided to use it for the first time this weekend. We went in both the old and new hall and had a lovely walk around the garden. We will definitely visit again as we want to take a wander along lady Spencer's walk.

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Thank Weeze2411
Warwickshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited particularly to see and photograph the snowdrops, as this is promoted as a feature of the Hall and Gardens. Well, there were snowdrops in a courtyard, but these were few and far between - very disappointing. However, the visit was resurrected when we went into the house - very interesting history that we were totally unaware of -... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful day at Hardwick Hall. Both the old Hall and 'new" offer breathtaking beauty. Unexpected wow factor at each turn whether in the old ruin and marvelling at the sheer accomplishment of it all, to the magnificent draped halls of the main building -Understating all this so as not to spoil the surprise for new visitors. Be prepared... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As National Trust Members we visited Hardwick Hall during the half-term break and, although it was very busy, it is such a large and imposing House and Gardens it did not feel overcrowded. The contents, like the building itself, are amazing and the room guides are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic you inevitably spend twice as long as you think there.... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a beautifully decorated house , staff very informative excellent visit Well done to all concerned

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Lots of information. I can't remember if there were gardens to walk around.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hardwick is lovely at any time of year. Crisp winter walks and sunny strolls around the lakes in the summer. The hall is well worth a visit be it a little expensive if not a National Trust member. There is a nice cafe and shop to browse and to finish off your visit you should definitely walk down to the... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and my daughter and great grand son had a great day out our grandson had a well of a time running around the garden I would reckamend this to every one to go and have a great day out

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to visit to see the changing gardens during the seasons, well worth a visit at Christmas, let the kids build a den while you watch, nice play areas, recommended, Join the trust , its well worth it, even better when you are retired.

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