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“Beautiful day out”

Hardwick Hall and Gardens
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Owner description: Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have been created by a cast of thousands.It was the formidable Bess of Hardwick who first created Hardwick in the late 1500s.In the centuries since then her descendants, farmers, gardeners, builders, decorators, embroiderers and craftsmen of all kinds have contributed and made Hardwick their creation.We want you to explore and enjoy Hardwick and in the process discover the lives, loves and adventures of the creators of Hardwick.Explore the enchanting Elizabethan mansion, take a stroll in our peaceful gardens, enjoy seasonal and locally produced food at our Restaurant, get closer to nature with a walk in the Park and much much more.
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful day out”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hardwick Hall is a lovely day out. We went in June on a quiet day - no children. It had been raining so the surrounding countryside and the gardens were lush and green. We borrowed a wheelchair, which was very handy but you cant take it in the house. The staff were all helpful and friendly. Although this is one of the National Trusts smaller houses I liked it immensely; there was something cosy and snug about it. The food in the nearby Hardwick Inn is much better quality and value than the NT cafe at the top and, if the weather permits, you can eat outside in the garden.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Jo M
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had a lovely day at Harwick Hall and had a lovely pub lunch at The Hardwick Inn. Would recommend both for a day out

Visited June 2014
Thank Maureen S
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This a great NT place to visit. The house and gardens are quite splendid and well worth the time. The history of our country inside passes as you stroll around.

Visited June 2014
Thank 409Tony1947409
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“good for half a day”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Plenty of parking for which there is a separate charge. Informative talk held outside hall is recommended before making your own way around the hall itself. Nice building but perhaps not shown to its best advantage as the curtains are kept drawn in a number of rooms. Presumably this is done to protect the paintings in there but in one of the rooms in particular where people would promenade it would have been nice to have the authenic paintings displayed in a different room and modern copies on display with the curtains open to show the wonderful views Bess would have enjoyed as she entertined her guests.
Gardens are small but worth a look. Facilities on site are excellent with a well priced cafe serving good food with plenty of internal and external seating. Never mentioned this specifically in a review before but the main toilet facilities here are the best i've ever experienced at a tourist attraction

Visited May 2014
1 Thank elle090
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great festival!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We recently visited the Great British Food Festival here - fantastic day out in beautiful surroundings with plenty to keep us busy!

Visited May 2014
Thank avf1984
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