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Hardwick Old Hall

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lovely & impressive ruin

Hardwick old hall is closed for renovation but do not let that put you off a visit. It is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LeamySJ
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Good for photographs

Used in the past for photograph shoots and found it to be excellent Good area for a picnic also and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
valerieb324
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
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All reviews audio guide english heritage national trust climb the stairs well worth a visit eh members nt members worth the climb manor house views of the surrounding countryside free access interesting building small shop interesting place car park plaster ruin
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hardwick old hall is closed for renovation but do not let that put you off a visit. It is a beautiful ruin and you can still go in to the exhibition rooms and view the inside. The staff today ( 19th April ) were incredibly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LeamySJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used in the past for photograph shoots and found it to be excellent Good area for a picnic also and to spend a relaxing time

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank valerieb324
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bess of Hardwick left this old hall for her new one , hence my title, it’s a ghostly skeleton with a roofless form pointing to the sky & the first part of your tour at Hardwick Hall. Fabulous venue for photography or painting and well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PoliQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

They are currently looking after this property, so its closed unfortantly. Although, you can experience how amazing the building must have been from the outside.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hall itself is closed at present for repair work though you can enter the courtyard and learn about the history and visit the exhibition in the gatehouse. The exhibition is very good and tells the early story of Bess of Hardwick and a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just the sight of Hardwick Old Hall is enough to get me excited, even though I cannot get inside as of yet to inspect the ruins. This is because currently English Heritage is undertaking vitally important restoration works to ensure that this place is still...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In its day, Hardwick Old Hall was one of the most most fashionable houses of the Elizabethan period. Built between 1587 and 1596 by Bess of Hardwick after her divorce from the Earl of Shrewsbury, it adopted many of the latest ideas from Italy. Not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you approach Hardwick you can’t ignore the majestic remains of what is left of the original old hall. Considering it’s age there is still quite a lot of walls standing. If you look through the window openings you can still see plaster mouldings hanging...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank michaely416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning views, very interesting building, despite it being a ruin. It is English Heritage, but you can go round it if you are a NT member.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Goldeneye64
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

An interesting and historic visit to the first Hardwick Hall. Largely a ruin it gives a good overview of what it once was and how the owners moved on to bigger and better things as they got wealthier.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pboroman
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Jane W
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Yes. Dogs are welcome are most welcome at the Old Hall.
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