Haddon Hall

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Haddon Hall
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lessons & Workshops
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Haddon Hall stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Wye. One of the finest examples of a Medieval and Tudor manor house, open to visitors, with wonderful gardens.Visit Haddon Hall and truly step back in time. Visit our website for full details of opening times, prices, and our full list of special events.We also have a Restaurant selling fresh, local produce and a Gift Shop which carries a good range of locally sourced giftware.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Lynx
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Unprofessional extortionate and farcical
Oct 2021 • Family
My niece and I decided to visit Haddon Hall as part of a day out. We arrived at about 3pm on 27th October. The car park charge was £3.50, even though we arrived latish, and would only have 2 hours at the estate. We crossed the road to the ticket office. I was staggered when I saw the prices - £44.00 for 2 adults, but gritted my teeth as I wanted my niece to see the place. I thought reductions for afternoon arrivals might be a reasonable concession. However, it was immaterial, as their WiFi had crashed and they had NO ALTERNATIVE payment options except for cash. The Saleslady was very flustered snd offered me a 2 for 1 discretionary deal, but that didn't actually change the fact that I only had £5 cash on me. We left, and got a refund from the car park attendant. Why on earth, knowing that their WiFi is unreliable, would they not come up with a failsafe payment method, such as the old fashioned manual card machines?? I have been to Haddon Hall several times, it's beautiful, and the gardens are lovely, but those prices are extortionate. Chatsworth offers far more and they offer reductions for afternoon arrivals. I had driven 25 miles to get there. There should be a warning on the website that if you don't have cash on you, you could well be denied entry. I will not be going back, nor do I recommend it to others.
Written October 28, 2021
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Jules
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Interesting but grossly overpriced
Oct 2021 • Couples
This Tudor building is beautifully restored and entrance includes an interesting 30 minutes guided tour. But the entrance fee of £22 each plus £3.50 car parking made it a very expensive 1.5 hour visit. Other disappointments were it is sparsely furnished and you are only allowed in the gardens, not the acres of estate unless you pay extra for a guided walk at certain times of year. Because of this I won’t be recommending it to friends.

Compare this to National Trust properties, Lyme Park for example, where the price is £9 including parking and you can spend all day in the beautifully furnished house and gardens, the many acres of park with deer, woodland and play park for children.

I’d like to return with friends but not unless they reduce their prices.
Written October 26, 2021
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Loveajolly
Northampton, UK115 contributions
Authentic and original
Oct 2021
We had visited several times before and I was concerned that my last recent visit would not be as good. I was wrong - the property is still the same atmospheric glimpse into life in Tudor times.
The property really is a “must see”!
There is quite a walk from the car park and many of the surfaces are uneven and steep. The Tudors didn’t cater for our modern expectations.
The guides were friendly and very informative which was just as well because many of the information plaques were very difficult to read. They really do need replacing .
Although the property is well worth visiting there is a real concern that they will soon be pricing themselves out of the market. It is , by anyone’s estimation expensive to visit- the admission price is expensive, the guide book is expensive and the additional car parking charge is taking it a bit too far.
Written October 25, 2021
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Al-Shumba
Bedfordshire, UK441 contributions
A unique authentic medieval house
Oct 2021 • Couples
Ignore previous reviews which don't do this property justice! Yes there are a few steps to gain access to the house and restaurant, which may be challenging for a disabled person as there are no ramps. But it is a refreshing authentic medieval historic house to visit if in Derbyshire. The stone floors are uneven but add to the ambience and authenticity. There are no paintings of rich dead people on the walls, but there is original plaster and wall paintings in the chapel. The glass windows in the long gallery are unique due to their shape which reflect the light in different angles. The gardens are well maintained and picturesque. Paying £3.50 for the car parking was expensive on top of the entry ticket, but it was close to the entry to the property.
Written October 23, 2021
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Jeanne C
Harold Park110 contributions
Must see if you love history and Bess of Hardwick
Oct 2021
Without a doubt, Haddon Hall is a 'must see' for anyone with a love of history and architecture. Such a remarkable place to visit; stepping back in time. Also famous for its extensive history of period drama and films being made there. In fact, filming was going on while we were there and during a lunchbreak, we were able to visit the Long Gallery. Lovely terraced gardens, but not extensive. I had wanted to visit Haddon Hall for years, but it was never open when we were in the area until now. Lady Grace Manners of Haddon Hall was the granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick. While what you do see is wonderful, I was surprised that there wasn't "more" open to the public. You see the hall, kitchens, long gallery, upstairs great chamber, the lower courtyard, chapel and terraced gardens. No bedrooms or upper courtyard and the grounds around the hall are private. Staff were at all times friendly, helpful and approachable. The paintings on the chapel walls are wonderful. You won't spend hours there but it is a gem.
Written October 21, 2021
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bennet35
4 contributions
Lovely place, shame about the film crew.
Oct 2021
A lovely, atmospheric building and grounds with pleasant staff.
However it was spoilt by a film crew stomping around glaring at visitors and wanting the place all to themselves. Also their lighting equipment dumped in the garden spoilt the chance of some good photos. Suggestion - they should only be there when visitors are not.
Written October 21, 2021
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Nicholas K
Manchester40 contributions
Haddon Hall, a Tudor pile, is well worth a visit.
Oct 2021
You pay to park your car over the road. Excellent guide. Very interesting. Gardens will be starting to fade now.
Written October 14, 2021
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C C
London, UK1 contribution
Ok bit expensive
Oct 2021 • Friends
Haddon Hall is a lovely place to visit and I have been there many times before. Unfortunately it has become so expensive that a planned future visit with friends was quickly binned. The toilets in the premises are now fashionably “unisex” which means that they are unusable for women, unless you brought a pair of disposable gloves. For that kind of money I would expect a little bit more accommodation for visitors.
Written October 14, 2021
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Mandt1
Canterbury, UK39 contributions
Haddon Hall revisited
Oct 2021
I visited Haddon Hall 55 years ago when I was 10 and fell in love with it. So pleased when I took my husband and son this week to see it that I still loved it! Stunning views and a real atmospheric feel to each room. There are several informative and free talks each day, also plenty of knowledgeable staff around to answer questions. The gardens are still colourful despite it being October and very well cared for. Definitely worth visiting the tea room for delicious cakes etc.
Written October 9, 2021
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Gordissimo69
Europe76 contributions
Lovely but not an economical visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
A lovely and truly old building. The gardens and rooms are evocative of the buildings period. The rooms had sparse random furniture .
This is not a cheap visit however, similar to large palaces in London area. And the car park is an extra charge on top!
Nice though if you got the dosh
Written October 3, 2021
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