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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

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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 4 days ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Hardwick house is spectacular to look around you get the feel from inside the house it was a place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Thank lynne46h2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
Thank 856johnt
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
Thank Julie A
Reviewed 30 December 2018

We had not visited for many years, after a nice walk we visited the tearooms we really enjoyed the tea & toasted teacakes sat outside with our dog, its so nice that blankets are provided for you to sit on if its cold. We then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alison s
Reviewed 29 December 2018

The footpaths are very poorly maintained and have become very slippy I would say dangerous in parts I slipped on a polished piece of quarry tile in the ground near the Duck catcher and broke 2 ribs 21/12/18 the whole of the trails around Hardwick...More

Date of experience: December 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.