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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
+44 1246 850430
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Trip into the past

Wonderfully maintained house just off the M1 Great tapestries and original décor to see thanks to... read more

Reviewed today
yorkuk
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York, United Kingdom
Great docents and historical accounts

I love the newer estate and also the ruins of Bess' mother. Such a lot of history involved, of... read more

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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, gardeners, builders, decorators, embroiderers and craftsmen of all kinds have contributed and made Hardwick their creation.We want you to explore and enjoy Hardwick and in the process discover the lives, loves and adventures of the creators of Hardwick.Explore the enchanting Elizabethan mansion, take a stroll in our peaceful gardens, enjoy seasonal and locally produced food at our Restaurant, get closer to nature with a walk in the Park and much much more.
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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
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Reviewed today

Wonderfully maintained house just off the M1 Great tapestries and original décor to see thanks to Bess Hardwick, a women who would be a great inspiration today

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love the newer estate and also the ruins of Bess' mother. Such a lot of history involved, of murder plots, etc Make a point of talking with the docents if you go.

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Reviewed yesterday

An absolutely outstanding place. Fantastic House inside and out! Belongs to National Trust. Beautiful setting and grounds. Lovely gardens, cafeteria, gift shop and garden plants for sale. Walks.. Can spend an hour or two in the house. Nearby Stainsby Mill and the beautiful Hardwick Inn,...More

Thank Shan R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a dull rather foggy day which added to the atmosphere of this lovely house. Bess certainly knew what she wanted and she certainly impressed us! The room guides were helpful and very willing to fill in lots of the gaps that the...More

Thank enjay3005
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice big old house to visit, the house itself is very good for a tour round big tapestries and good bit of history. The gardens were very good nice to wander through also the cafe and shop are were very good, food excellent and...More

Thank Gordon M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

just had lunch with two friends in the barn restaurant ,so for £8.99 you get a small dried up fishcake without any taste a small dollop of coleslaw and a few salad leaves i must say this meal was dire ,and paid £8.99 for this...More

Thank prescott27
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hardwick Hall and Gardens are a very attractive venue and worth a visit. What spoilt it for us was that we were constantly under pressure from National Trust Staff. We are not members so even before we had paid our entrance fee a staff member...More

1  Thank Petert K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely gardens and some lovely eating areas, house was closed but it looks magnificent with splendid surroundings, the old ruined house even looks good.

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Hardwick Hall today with my wife and two other family members. This was my first visit and I found it to be a very nice experience. So much history unfolding in the house and gardens. It is amazing who the owners were connected...More

2  Thank FootiefanTamworth
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The grounds are lovely to explore, we are national trust members and its well worth a visit. the old hall is very interesting to look at as well as the new hall. the lady who stands out front of the new hall is very insightful...More

Thank Leh20
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deb182016
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Response from Michicoo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not sure. Have a look on their website.
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SueTelfordShropshire
17 April 2018|
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Response from Mooeuk | Reviewed this property |
You can park for free and visit the old Hall but not Hardwick Hall itself.
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493blackjack
26 February 2018|
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Response from MR19702602 | Reviewed this property |
If you check the NT website it tells you about buses and trains but if says... Trains ... The closest train station is Chesterfield. From there you can pick up a taxi or catch the Pronto bus from Chesterfield coach station... More
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