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Hardwick Old Hall

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Interesting older house which predates the New Hall

An interesting and historic visit to the first Hardwick Hall. Largely a ruin it gives a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pboroman
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Peterborough
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More of a side attraction

This is within the grounds of newer hardwick hall nice to see the architecture and some of the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
Andy1985p
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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All reviews audio guide english heritage national trust climb the stairs well worth a visit eh members nt members worth the climb views of the surrounding countryside free access interesting building small shop interesting place car park plaster ruin hall
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting and historic visit to the first Hardwick Hall. Largely a ruin it gives a good overview of what it once was and how the owners moved on to bigger and better things as they got wealthier.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

This is within the grounds of newer hardwick hall nice to see the architecture and some of the original designs. Hardwick has fantastic lakes and walks.

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

The view from the ruins and the stature of this incredible pile does make you wonder at the stories those walls could tell if only.... I can just imagine the heavy window drapes in vibrant colours and the ostentatious furnishings.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The ruins are a delight the information in the office is very good and the staff are well informed, the only down side was we could not enter the ruins due to structural problems and therefore were fenced off. still if was good to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheridankent
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Thank goodness Hardwick Hall is here too otherwise a wasted visit. The small museum was uninspiring and not much to see via the metal fencing , which is there because it’s unsafe. However the little shop had some great lollipops for children and the man...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Very nicely laid out guides to get you round the ruins with interest. Bonus is it’s free entry with national trust membership. Fascinating leading how it was Bess’ first home on the sight and then you look over to the magnificently built new hardwick Hall....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CCS1985
Reviewed 7 October 2018

What a beautiful old building,Even though it had just been left to decay it still stands elegant next to the newer Hardwick hall.They seem to complement each other.You can only see it through the fence as work is being done but still worth a look

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jayneturner61
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited on the August BH Monday so it was very busy, but there was lotd to see & do, the staff were very friendly & helpful, ther main house needs 45-60 mins with lots to see as well as the gardens & large area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thomsont6
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Interesting in the conte xt of Hardwick Hall generally but it's a total ruin so not so much to see if you're not an expert on architecture. Great views of the park and the longhorn cattle.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank weatherwax1
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The old ruins are still very interesting. They are run by English Heritage. There is an additional admission charge but it worth paying to see the architectural details still present

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pauline E
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Jane W
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Yes. Dogs are welcome are most welcome at the Old Hall.
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