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“Really interesting stately home!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Bakewell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Hull, East Yorkshire
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“Really interesting stately home!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a very very interesting place to visit, gives a real flavour of Tudor life with an unspoilt medieval charm. The house itself is a real gem; the long gallery is particularly fine, as is the great hall. The chapel contains some fascinating frescoes and the pre-Tudor tapestries are very entertaining; look out for jousting on boats and a horse stamping on some unfortunate's foot! Only 2 very minor let downs, the tv in the room with the tapestries was distracting and access by footpaths is only from the road.

Visited August 2013
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I live locally and have visited Haddon all several times. The gardens are beautiful throughout the spring and summer - but the Hall is amazing and each time I marvel at life 'as it was in the past'.
Well worth a visit to experience how 'the other half lived'!

Visited May 2013
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“Hidden Gem in the Peak District”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location. Certainly a hidden gem among the peaks. Car park located opposite the venue. Need to cross a very busy road. Car park was only £1.50- good value. A very picturesque walk to the Hall. Toilets reasonably clean. Restaurant was good value. Sells local real ale from the barrel. Very nice good home cooked food. Haddon Hall has a lovely ambience. Quiet but very powerful setting. Rooms are spacious and airy! They get natural light and not too dark. Very historical - some wonderful photo opportunities. The Baron's Hall was lovely. The Long Gallery had the ' wow ' factor!!! Amazing to look at and very spacious!!!! Gardens were beautiful! Beautiful views !!! Staff were exceptional- friendly and helpful. One thing to look out for- don't use DE451LA in the Sat Nav- takes you to an unpaved road! Need to arrive in Bakewell and follow the brown signs. Great day out.

Visited July 2013
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Sheffield, UK
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“A romantic residence.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a beautiful old house and garden. It has a wonderful history and especially in the summer the gardens really enhance the house, although I am not sure that the recent efforts of a garden designer have improved what was so beautiful before! The house itself has many lovely spaces. There are the old kitchens with their wooden work tops, one with the imprint of a bowl that has been used so long it has worn away the wood. The most beautiful room I think is the long gallery with its leaded windows and ancient glass, tinted slightly green -then there is the view over the river into the water meadows below. Every one talks of Chatsworth House, quite rightly, but this place is in my opinion much more human-sized and utterly beautiful. Go there and enjoy it to the full.

Visited May 2013
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Bradwell, United Kingdom
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“Splendid intact fortified medieval manor house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

With it's central parts from the early 14th century, with numerous additions running throughout the 16th century, all as original as possible, Haddon Hall is the real thing. The great hall has wall hangings & a fire place going back over hundreds of years. Walking the Long Gallery, admiring the wood panels distressed to look like stone, you can really imagine how things were 'back then'.

It's fortified and perched on the top of a small hill so consequently there are numerous stairs to navigate. Wheelchair access is completely out. If you can't manage half a dozen stairs every few minutes then you will struggle.

The staff are the friendliest, happiest, welcomingist guides I have ever come across ever.

The food in the cafe/restaurant is of a high standard and with a broad selection to please most pockets & palate's, again with the helpful staff on hand. There is space outside to sit if you wish.

If English historic houses are your thing, this is as important to visit as Chatsworth.

Visited July 2013
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