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“Definitely worth a visit”
Review of Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall
Ranked #3 of 27 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.
Northern Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Came here with a coach tour and really enjoyed our visit. There was an excellent guide (ex-policeman Kevin) to show us round and he made the history of the house really interesting, leading us efficiently from room to room so that we did not clash with other groups. Most impressive was the long gallery, the kitchen and the dining room (still used occasionally by the present hereditary owner) and a nicely-laid out garden with scented plants such as lavender.
We also enjoyed tea/coffee and scones/cake in the café and visited the gift shop which had some lovely cards and souvenirs which I have never seen elsewhere.

Visited September 2013
Thank Kabiven
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“would not revisit”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Was a little disappointed when we finally did visit this hall. There is not a lot to see - we went slowly but only took 45 minutes. Chatsworth is better value, charging £20and being well renovated and huge gardens, when Haddon Hall, which charges £10, is run down and in need of attention. It is also very dangerous under foot for people who are not fit in most entrances to rooms.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Maureen342
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A welcome change from large stately homes”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We hadn't read about Haddon Hall so we were so surprised to come across this wonderful Tudor home. The history to this home was amazing!

We were almost able to imagine living here in Tudor times. The rooms were almost cosy. The long gallery was something else, quite grand and the panelling gave it a homely feel.

It's worth eating in the café, good food. Enjoyed the gardens between showers, great views.

If you are mobility impaired this is most probably not a good place to visit, with a steep incline and uneven floors

Visited September 2013
1 Thank smudge99
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Best House visited in Derbyshire”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a lovely time at Haddon Hall Its is a lovely place with good staff and a feeling of history. It was good to see the old furniture that had been used over the years So much better than the museums that pass for family homes.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank LKTHertfordshire
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Ferndale, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Unspoiled history”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Starting with the oldest surviving kitchen in Britain (and Europe?) and ending with several Tudor rooms, you'll find genuine history here, including furniture, unscathed by modern "upgrades." The video offered is worth watching, at leaset for the first 20 minutes.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank BinPerp
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