Hardwick Old Hall

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Hubbdud
17 contributions
The gardens are extensive and still pleasant at this time of year.
The house is full of history and artifacts as well aspaintings and tapestries. The volunteer guides are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. A trip really enjoyed by my selg, daughter and eldest granddaughter. Time well spent. The cafe was also convivial, welcoming and very smart, teas etc. all round.
Written November 30, 2021
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HKB1978
United Kingdom271 contributions
A very nice place to visit if you are in the area. Beautiful grounds, a very nice coffee shop and when sitting outside the views are amazing. The house is full of history and really reflects the graft and determination of the Bess of Hardwick. Fantastic architecture and inside the hall there are wonderful artefacts from the Elizabethan era. A great day out for all the family.
Written July 31, 2022
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Glenn W
Warwickshire, UK133 contributions
Couples
Not quite sure what to expect, but were pleased that we stopped at this on our way through the area.
The trust and English Heritage have done a fantastic job of getting this relic up and running, so much of it to see and considering the age well preserved and still preserving.
We spent a lot of time going through the property looking into everything we could and were allowed to do so.
Onto the roof area the views are very rewarding (considering the steps up) however you do not seem to notice them as there are several floors to stop of at and admire the work and the views.
Well worth the visit and recommend a visit if nearby.
Written August 28, 2012
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Dave S
Liverpool, UK137 contributions
Family
Whilst visiting the gardens (as it was a weekend and the new main hall was closed) of Hardwick Hall, we thought we would see the Old Hall. Unfortunately due to refurbishment work, the Old Hall is closed too. The gardens were a bit dead too tbh. It was September and straight after Covid lockdown. On a plus the Hardwick Inn on the exit road has lovely food and drink and well worth a visit.
Written September 6, 2020
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KeithJenner
Barnsley, UK477 contributions
Family
We are English Heritage members, so get free entry. If we go to Hardwick Hall then we usually have a quick look around the Old Hall as well. The view from the top is quite nice.

However, I don't think I would pay the entrance fee to get in. That isn't to say that there is anything particularly wrong with the Old Hall, there are just other attractions in the area which are better value for money.

Worth it is you are an English Heritage member though.
Written April 7, 2014
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,231 contributions
Couples
Seeing the ruins allows ones imagination to fill in the gaps and create the illusion of what the old hall used to look like.
Written June 1, 2019
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1soupdragon
Nottinghamshire, UK238 contributions
The grounds that surround Hardwick Hall are well worth visiting especially in summer. The walks around the grounds are interesting and the people inside the hall are knowledgeable. They have a decent cafe/restaurant which is worth a visit.
Written December 13, 2020
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1,267 contributions
Friends
Next to the more modern, but equally wonderful, Hardwick Hall, the ruins of the old hall are an evocotive, atmospheric place to visit, with an interesting history.
Written March 5, 2020
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kty910
Hertfordshire, UK96 contributions
this was the house that Bess of Hrdwick lived in (amongst others) until her new house at hardwick hall was built - it is not furnished but is well worth a visit
Written August 10, 2019
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Andy Piper
Nottinghamshire, UK89 contributions
Family
This is within the grounds of newer hardwick hall nice to see the architecture and some of the original designs. Hardwick has fantastic lakes and walks.
Written January 14, 2019
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