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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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Lovely day out

A beautiful estate with extensive grounds. The house and its history is extraordinary. We'll worth a visit. There is a natural play area for the children too which was great.

Reviewed July 25, 2016
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful estate with extensive grounds. The house and its history is extraordinary. We'll worth a visit. There is a natural play area for the children too which was great.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Fascinating history to Hardwick Hall which was told by a very lively retired drama teacher who really brought the history of the Hall to life. The old hall although now ruins are worth a visit as you can climb to the top for amazing views. It is a very family friendly place with many families picnicking in the grounds, with... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We didn't go in the Hall this time but it really is well worth visiting. The Gardens are beautiful and make for a tranquil few hours away from the hustle and bustle.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the place to visit if you love great gardens and an historic building with loads of history.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I met with my first there for lunch on a Sunday. It was busy as usual but still lovely food definitely worth a visit then a nice walk to the tea room for a cold drink.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you are in the area you would miss a wonderful day out if you didn't visit Hardwick Hall. It isn't just a large house full of objects but a venue where the National Trust has gone out of it's way to give the visitor a real feel of the lives of the people who have lived there and this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We chose to break the drive from Pickering to Amesbury with a visit to this stunning Elizabethan country house. The main buildings weren't open on the day we went by, but the grounds and cafe were. We bought sandwiches and cakes from the cafe then enjoyed sitting in the garden enjoying the views of the grand main hall. We then... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

I visited with a small group of middle-aged friends and family. Ever since I saw a photograph of the house's amazing exterior -- all that glass, and on such a scale! -- I had wanted to go there. I was around ten; and fifty years later my first visit did not disappoint the anticipation generated by long awareness. The approach... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

if you like the great out doors and a slap up breakfast then visit hardwick hall walked about 8 miles in and around hardwick on the local pit trails then on to rowthorne then to the hall , a nice surprise awaited us a decent size cafe seating outside weather permitting we had a full English all that walking gees... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My first time visiting the gardens at Hardwick Hall. I took my 81 year old mother & met up with my daughter, sil & granddaughter. The gardens are lovely with plenty of photo opportunities. We did not go inside the house,so I cannot comment. My 2 year old grand daughter loved the Fairy house with the washing on the line... More 

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