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Hardwick Old Hall

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Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1264 850 431
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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amazing building

this is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but its amazing, and its opposite the new building. see the review on the new building

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here on a Thursday afternoon in September. The weather was lovely and there were some stunning views the from the top! I felt that the information boards weren't informative enough regarding the history of the property - especially if you didn't pay extra for the audio guide. However good photography opportunities on a quiet day. Would love to visit... More 

Thank Laura M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but its amazing, and its opposite the new building. see the review on the new building

Thank annod01
Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Explore the old hall before the going across the road to the later built hall. Between the two, we enjoyed these ruins more. The NT has plaques in most rooms with colored drawings of what the room might have looked like at the time of Bess. The friezes are especially well preserved. The view of the countryside from the top... More 

Thank Sand_Dollars_11
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated next to the hall and gardens you can explore all of this great building. Gorgeous view of Derbyshire too. This is included in the price of admission for house and gardens.

Thank Mike H
Graham L, Manager at Hardwick Old Hall, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Just to clarify: The Old Hall is included with the 'Joint Hall' ticket. The 'House and Gardens' ticket will only get you in to the National Trusts' New Hall and it's gardens. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks Graham More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting Hardwick Hall you can also visit Bess of Hardwicks previous home Hardwick Old Hall. The Old Hall adds another dimension to the history of Bess of Hardwick and also gives you two completely different experiences in one day with the atmospheric ruins contrasted with the luxurious hall.

Thank Lucy B
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see really as it's just ruins but worth a look when your visiting the newer Hall..Good to see the layout how it actually was back on the day.

Thank Chris K
Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting building with impressive pasterwork.Some of this building is ruined but most of it stands and you can see interesting things like the tap for running cold water in the kitchen and the beautiful fireplaces and staircases. An interesting house in it's own right in some ways a precursor to the new hall.

Thank Jeanette D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit an old ruin of the old Manor House the new one is only a few metres away make sure you get the audio tour only £1 as this gives you a lot of information about the history there are a lot of stairs to climb so not good if you have mobility problems

Thank cazchrisMk
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place! Exciting existing features, as a baking fan I was fascinated by the bread ovens. The stairs are in great condition, obviously refurbed were they had become dangerous so I felt safe going all the way to the top level. The sandstone is beautiful and the whole place was clean and fresh. Keep up the good work... More 

Thank Intarsia80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me, this is just as impressive as the NT property. Truly loved by English Heritage its stunning. You fully get to understand how grand this place must have been. Its massive loads to see, the views from the windows are great. The architecture still there is impressive. NT said if you are an NT member you can go in... More 

Thank 21mapple
Graham L, Manager at Hardwick Old Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Both National Trust and English Heritage members get free admission to the Old Hall. More 

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