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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Open today: 12:00 - 16:30
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Well worth a visit

We were looking for a National Trust property to visit on a trip North using the M1. Hardwick Hall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris E
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
A great day out

If you love national trust houses then this is a must, great history, beautiful house and gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
823stephenm
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Poynton, 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 2 days ago

We were looking for a National Trust property to visit on a trip North using the M1. Hardwick Hall seemed a obvious choice, and it is close to the M1. We were not disappointed, really interesting history though the tapestries were not our "cup of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love national trust houses then this is a must, great history, beautiful house and gardens. The N T volunteers where very enthusiastic offering a great insight to the houses history overall one of the best houses we have visited anywhere, and for a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A credit to the National Trust, such friendly and knowledgeable volunteers and staff. A highlight was the behind the scenes tour of the greenhouses and nurseries - Trust Gardner Chelsea was an excellent host and a mine of horticultural information. It is a pleasure meeting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really nice place to visit, spend there around one and half hour in Hall and about one hour in gardens. Lots of to see in Hall, nice gardens to relax in and walk around

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit, especially if you are a National Trust member! The tapestries on all of the walls are wonderful and the carpet is interesting too, as it is watered once a week to stop it drying out! In the summer the gardens and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Goldeneye64
Reviewed 3 days ago

A stunning place for a variety of audience, whether that be if you want the historical tour of the house, a lovely walk around the gardens and woodland or a coffee in the converted cafe. Was pleasantly surprised by the food prices in the cafe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Uzzy93
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would advise coeliacs to be really careful if you are eating at the Hardwick Hall restaurant, I ate what was supposedly a gluten free meal here and experienced the most severe reaction I have ever had, which I can only assume was due to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hannahtpm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic day out to the National trust house and gardens. Lots to see in the house, very well kept and very helpful guides who you must speak to as they know so much of the history of Bess and her home. Also take time to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karen6kelly2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

A piece of English history that's well preserved. Good for children too. Plenty of play/picnic areas but a decent restaurant as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judi C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although we visited on a rainy day in March the gardens were still very well kept and trimmed. Judging by the plants that were starting to sprout it must be stunning in the summer. The tour is very interesting and gives you a good understanding...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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S B
9 March 2019|
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Response from Maxim123153 | Reviewed this property |
Four or five hours for house and gardens. Some nice walks. Enjoy your visit.
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Sarahgrace1985
18 September 2018|
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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.
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Sarahgrace1985
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.
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