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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Open Now: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Great grounds

We visited for some exercise in glorious surroundings. As well as extensive walks around the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Great Historic Visit!

Visited here during my short holiday. I had stayed nearby previously on weekends away with a youth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leicester, 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...more
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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for some exercise in glorious surroundings. As well as extensive walks around the grounds and gardens there is also a lovely walk down to Hardwick Park with it’s row ponds and large ponds. Lovely day out. We are coming back in December to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here during my short holiday. I had stayed nearby previously on weekends away with a youth group but I had never visited this place. There is so much history in this property starting with Bess and her family (which was the theme at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I recently joined the National Trust I thought I'd revisit Hardwick to check it out. I wasn' disappointed. It's in a splendid location set high on a hill with views all around. The gardens (especially in the summer) are spectacular with fruit, herbs and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning house, beautiful gardens, helpful and enthusiastic staff- especially the lady doing the talk!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An exceptional example of an Elizabethan Hall created by one of the most powerful people of the Elizabethan age. It's worth looking up the story of Bess of Hardwick before going if you're not already familiar with it. There are a lot of rooms to...More

Thank inoble
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous historic home built by the renowned Bess of Shrewsbury shortly before she died. Magnificent tapestries and so much glass for it's time. Of course, all this was Bess's way of showing off the wealth she had acquired through each marriage. Today there are...More

Thank todfest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place! Definitely worth a visit! The restaurant is a waste of time though! Apart from that all good!

Thank dburbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A National Trust house to remember. Very impressive building, furnishings and grounds, loved all the history of Bess and Duchess of Devonshire.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here quite often and can never fault it. Always lovely grounds to walk in and the house looking good as ever. Restaurant seems to have gone down a bit recently ie smaller portions and increased cost . But a nice treat. Very poor tea...More

Thank CCS1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another visit to this lovely building gave us a fantastic insight into the life of Bess of Hardwick and the many connections with the nobility. We had an enthralling introductory talk from the very knowledgeable Mary (about 10 minutes) in which she illustrated just how...More

Thank MikeH007
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September 18, 2018|
Response from Happymujer |
Yes, so we’ll run and knowledgeable staff. But free to walk around the park and ruins. You only pay for the main house.
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Ange717 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. The gardens are not so good this year due to the drought but the house is still a good day out. The old hall is for viewing from the outside only at the moment as undergoing work.
Melissa B
June 25, 2018|
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Response from annelien v | Reviewed this property |
there is. if you are a NT member you don't have to pay for the parking.