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“A must when visiting the Peak District”
Review of Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Bakewell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Haddon Hall stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Wye. One of the finest examples of a Medieval and Tudor manor house, open to visitors, with wonderful gardens.Visit Haddon Hall and truly step back in time. Visit our website for full details of opening times, prices, and our full list of special events.We also have a Restaurant selling fresh, local produce and a Gift Shop which carries a good range of locally sourced giftware.
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We had some spare time before going home so we decided to visit Haddon Hall when we were driving through the Peak District. We didn't know what to expect as we hadn't checked before. It was just great. We really loved the garden and house and we especially enjoyed the film about a medieval feast - and the preparations. It took us back some centuries and we could imagine what it was like living in those days.
The staff was really friendly and the car park warden even offered to park next to his hut so that he could keep an eye on our car that was fully packed.
Hope to be back soon with a group I am taking to England this autumn.

Thank Heide24631
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We loved the simple 16/17th century style of the buildings, the panelling, carvings and tapestries. It was worth the entrance fee for the wall paintings in the Chapel alone. Staff were friendly and our 6 year old loved the activity book with things to find in each room.

Thank FeathersR
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We took some Australian visitors on a sunny afternoon in July. They were very impressed and we were reminded of the real charm of the place.

V friendly staff - car park, pay kiosk, entrance area and tour guide.

The free guided tour gave us just the right level of information with the invitation to go beyond the tour route into the other rooms later, at your leisure. The guide did tell us not to 'look and walk at the same time' - good advice, since there are lots of uneven steps, door thresholds etc.
The charm of the place is that it seems just to have had several hundred years worth of dust blown away leaving everything as it was.

Special highlights - wall paintings and sculpture in the chapel (v sad story), kitchen rooms, window details, long gallery, garden near the river and the overall charm.

Pensioner rate for entry was ok, and the visitors paid anyway! I wish we had longer there but closing time crept up on us.

Thank nuf_said_11
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We were heading into Bakewell for lunch but it was so congested we decided not to, we saw the sign for Haddon Hall and I remember seeing it online and knowing there was a restaurant so we though 'why not' and stopped.
I choked a bit at the entrance fee, the discounted family one was 28 pounds. The staff were friendly enough though even at the car park. The Hall is quite small, you can whizz through the open rooms in half an hour and the gardens in less than that. I guess if you took in every nook and cranny then you could double the time. The restaurant is more of an overpriced cafe and the service is slow.
All in all a very long and expensive cafe lunch!

3  Thank Rick_Yvanovich
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This stately home is one of the best I have ever been to, & I have been to many. There is so much to see here. There are surviving medieval wall paintings in the chapel as well as a fantastic marble statue, sculpted by the Mother of her son who died aged 9, She was I believe she was the Lady of the house at that time, & obviously very gifted.

There is a tapestry on the wall given to the family by Henry VIII, totally amazing the condition it is still in.

Every room you go in is steeped in history, & if you are lucky enough to go on one of the guided tours you learn all about that history in detail. I particularly like the Tudor kitchen, you can just feel the staff bustling about preparing a sumptuous meal for the Lord & Lady.

The gardens here are also wonderful, full of colour & a vast array of different flowers & plants.

1  Thank MARYLOUESSEX
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