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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
+44 1246 850430
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Fascinating place to visit

Visited Hardwick Hall and Gardens for a lovely day out, both the new and original halls were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debbie B
,
Hull, England
via mobile
Two halls for the price of one!

Both halls are lovely but for me the most interesting was the ruin of the old hall, with some of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
john e
,
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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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.
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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Hardwick Hall and Gardens for a lovely day out, both the new and original halls were fascinating to visit and lots of information available to give a remarkable insight to life there in the past. A particular thank you to Christine one of the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Both halls are lovely but for me the most interesting was the ruin of the old hall, with some of the wall decoration still in place. Shame some of the walks were closed due to the earlier wet weather

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Driven past on the M1 so many times so about time we paid a visit. Like all National Trust properties it can work out expensive if you aren’t a member so take my advice and join up. Extensive parkland walls, beautiful garden with some amazing...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hardwick hall is more than an interesting major house of its period. It is a piece of our history with well preserved pieces of furniture and lots of lovely textiles. The volunteers go out of their way to explain, the space is modern with a...More

Thank Catalin C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An extremely enjoyable day with easy parking. The staff were all very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Before entering Hardwick Hall we visited the first Hardwick Hall which although a ruin was really interesting with plenty of history with regard to Bess of Hardwick what a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went towards the end of the Easter holidays, but there was still an Easter egg search ongoing in the garden, which was very well done. The little one really enjoyed it, and as spring came late to England this year, it made for something...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for adults and children alike. Plenty of history to see and touch, and the kids can get involved in lots of activities. Lots have been spent on the house and gardens since our last visit.

Thank Stuart R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really enjoyable day. Great information provided about both halls. Good guides, who had lots to share. Interesting temporary exhibitions. We liked the comparison between the first and last residents. The weather was terrible so didn't explore much of the gardens, but what we saw...More

Thank Kate A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out and easy to access and park. Staff and volunteers are very helpful. Food and drinks very good but big queues at the weekend. Walks are well designed and signposted, take wellies if wet as can be muddy. The story of Bess...More

Thank MikeRadley
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit. Find out about Bess and how she left her mark on Hardwick Hall. Lovely gardens and a reasonably priced restaurant..

Thank Walter K
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SueTelfordShropshire
18 April 2018|
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Response from naomimolyneux | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure to be honest. I have the national trust pass which is how we entered. maybe check their website or ring them? x
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493blackjack
26 February 2018|
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Response from MR19702602 | Reviewed this property |
If you check the NT website it tells you about buses and trains but if says... Trains ... The closest train station is Chesterfield. From there you can pick up a taxi or catch the Pronto bus from Chesterfield coach station... More
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Elcie
14 February 2018|
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Response from annie9755 | Reviewed this property |
Yes two hours would be plenty to explore the house.
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