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Hardwick Old Hall

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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1264 850 431
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Visit to Old Hall

Visited on a quiet summers day, got there early to combine it with a trip to Bolsover Castle. Very quiet audio tour was excellent, and plenty of time to look at all the rooms and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
chris p
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a quiet summers day, got there early to combine it with a trip to Bolsover Castle. Very quiet audio tour was excellent, and plenty of time to look at all the rooms and the wonderful plaster friezes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a NT member when visiting Hardwick we also got free entry into the old hall. The kids loved exploring the ruins and you can get an audio guide (free) which gives you the history of the old hall. If you can manage to walk to the top the views are beautiful.

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Thank TheGilberts2006
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So glad we went there when we were visiting hardwick hall, it's the old ruined hall, many ruined rooms and staircases, evocative don't miss it

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the Old Hall together with Hardwick Hall. I enjoyed the parts that I was able to manage by wheelchair, although some of the property is tricky, if not totally inaccessible. Staff are friendly and do all they can to allow visitors to see as much as possible. Take time to visit, to complete the historical picture of Hardwick.

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Thank saltandpepper322
birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth visiting, climb to the top of the building for amazing views over the countryside. It is only a shell of a building but there are still over mantles in place and it's interesting to see how people lived. Plenty of information on boards as you go round.

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Thank jays63
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great Heritage site with an excellent audio tour. Definitely take the audio tour as it provides much more information than the placards. Plan to spend 1 hour to get through the tour. Take the time as this is a great way to start the day at the Hardwick grounds. Once done go to the new house.

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Thank Gary W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Fault for not reading the members handbook right, but was allowed access to the exterior and some of the grounds, the site is owned by the national trust who run the new 'Hardwick Hall' site but English heritage manage the old hall. Was able to walk the dog around the ground (on lead of course). and enjoy lunch in... More 

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Thank Neil G
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have recently joined English heritage, and wanted to try the membership. We'd been to Hardwick Hall quite a few times, but never to the old Hall. It didn't used to be an option until the past few years. It is so well done, informative, interesting and fun...yes.there's not a lot there, but they have made the most of what... More 

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Thank dick h
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hardwick old hall is the first home of "Bess". You can explore inside the skeleton of the old hall and go up to what would have been the roof while you can see across the county and a prefect of the new hall. Pick up an audio guide when you enter to help guide you and tell the story of... More 

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Thank Graham D
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being National Trust members was allowed into the Old Hall free. Found out after our visit there is an audio tour available, but were not offered this.. We purchased a guide book instead. This Hall has many stone steps and is not suitable for anyone with reduced mobility. There are boards scattered about telling about what part of the building... More 

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