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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Open today: 12:00 - 16:30
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Garden entry only - but still well worth a visit

Winter opening is of the gardens and courtyards only, but these are impressive enough of themselves... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Worcester, United Kingdom
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I am a local so I am loyal to the Hall but the history is amazing if we take time to read. I first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesterfield, 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Winter opening is of the gardens and courtyards only, but these are impressive enough of themselves to justify a visit. Sweeping views across the estate and the famous “wine glass” of tall trees planted between the wars. The hall, even from the outside, is imposing....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a shame we couldn't even go into the gardens with our well behaved on a lead dog Could do better

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local so I am loyal to the Hall but the history is amazing if we take time to read. I first visited the Hall as a child and at that time was enchanted by it. I have visited the Hall loads of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Hardwick house is spectacular to look around you get the feel from inside the house it was a place to live, unlike other stately homes that are more of a show ground of what the owners had. The story of Bess is remaekable and I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Santa1973
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Love coming to hardwick hall. Great walks with my kids. The coach house / Hardwick inn is a nice pub within the grounds

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andy1985p
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A stunning house with amazing grounds, great woodland walks and visitors centre for coffee and food. Well worth a visit never been in the house but love the tree lined view to it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

It's been a beautiful day and even though we knew that the hall was closed we decided to go for lunch in their restaurant. Such beautiful parkland to walk in it's been an absolute pleasure

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

We visited Hardwick Hall and Gardens on a Wednesday afternoon unfortunately the inside of the hall was closed but we could still enjoy the beautiful gardens and walk around the great pond, the restaurant was also very nice for a hot drink on a cold...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ldgp14
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Hardwick Hall is easily accessible from the motorway, so we decided to take a break here on our journey north. Although the house was closed, we had an enjoyable walk around the gardens, a look in the shop, and a snack in the very nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank horseymum_11
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The entrance hall at Hardwick Hall was particularly impressive, with a long length of organza falling from the gallery down onto the long table, and lit from underneath with tiny LED lights. This set the scene for what followed with groups of candles on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 September 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.
18 September 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
25 June 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.