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Hardwick Old Hall

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What a beautiful old building,Even though it had just been left to decay it still stands elegant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Hardwick Old Hall & Bess of Hardwick

We visited on the August BH Monday so it was very busy, but there was lotd to see & do, the staff... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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All reviews audio guide english heritage national trust well worth a visit climb the stairs eh members worth the climb nt members views of the surrounding countryside free access interesting building interesting place small shop sunny day car park great place to visit plaster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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.

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

Thank Pauline E
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Run by English Heritage it is within the overall Hardwick Hall complex run by the National Trust. This is mostly a ruin but is interesting and you can climb up to roof level safely. It offers great views across the countryside

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great place to look for clues as to what had been there but was no longer. Children wish to return - success!

Thank rosietimps
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The Old Hall is mostly derelict but is still worth a look, especially if you are visiting Hardwick Hall (the 'New' one completed by Bess of Hardwick in 1597!). The Old Hall is closed at the moment for essential conservation work but you can still...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Derelict house that is currently closed due to works. You can see parts of the old house but it’s sectioned off so you can’t get too close. There’s a shop which is open & whilst the works are being completed English Heritage aren’t charging. If...More

Thank TheMartins1997
Reviewed 19 June 2018

When I visited there was restricted access due to the bad winter damaging the fabric. However, there were two displays giving an introduction to the family and the old hall and its relationship to the latter building. The new hall was started before the old...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 June 2018

if you go be sure to also take the self guided audio tour, it makes the visit very worth while. if you don't take the audio guide you will leave wondering about all the amazing plaster work that you can see, you can get to...More

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Jane W
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Yes. Dogs are welcome are most welcome at the Old Hall.