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Hardwick Old Hall

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
+44 1264 850431
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Interesting

Interesting place with both the old Hardwick Hall (managed by English Heritage) and the newer Hall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MalcH
,
Loughborough, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pleasent surprise

When you've seen one derelict old building, you've seen them all. Not here. You have a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walter K
,
Swindon, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
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Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ, England
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"information boards"
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"worth the climb"
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"walk up"
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"views of the surrounding countryside"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting place with both the old Hardwick Hall (managed by English Heritage) and the newer Hall (managed by National Trust) on the same site. In hindsight I would suggest doing the old hall first as the temptation is to compare and contrast. At £7 for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you've seen one derelict old building, you've seen them all. Not here. You have a lot of access to the building which is very interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Walter K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing to realise is that there are two sites,Hardwick Hall and gardens managed by the NT and Hardwick Old Hall managed by EH, both served by the same car park which costs £4. NT members get free access to both sites, EH members...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Hardwick Old Hall prior to visiting Hardwick Hall as my daughter is studying Hardwick Hall for GCSE History. They are within three minutes walking distance of each other. In a way I liked the old hall better than the new one even though it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just didn't get inspired by this place. Much of it was pulled down by choice by the owners of the new hall, and some left as picturesque ruins. We didn't find the volunteers inspiring (contrast with Standby Mill). I wouldn't bother again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the holiday cottage inside the grounds of the Old Hall, so we could wander around the ruins after all the visitors had gone. This place is very atmospheric. It's called the Old Hall, even though it was built at the same time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Hardwick Old Hall prior to visiting Hardwick Hall, as the Old Hall opened at 1000. We received a warm welcome and handed the portable electronic guides, free to members of English Heritage (£1 to non members). To visit the site it is essential...More

Thank toolonginexile
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A ruin of a grand house it is very atmospheric with fantastic views from the elevated position. The graveyard of the church next to the hall is worth a visit with some very old head stones

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We visited the old hall and the new hall in one day. The old hall has an optional audio tour which we used. This really brings the ruin to life and explains aspects of the building that you would never know/notice without the audio tour....More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This hall stands close to Hardwick New Hall. The old hall is now a skeleton of it's former self but well worth a visit. There is a stunning view of the Derbyshire countryside from the top.More

Thank Martin G
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Graham L, Manager at Hardwick Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hi Martin, thanks for the review. If you come and see us again I'd be happy to open up the roof near the top of the main stairs for you. It gives some brilliant views of the New Hall and the north side of the...More

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Jane W
7 May 2017|
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Yes. Dogs are welcome are most welcome at the Old Hall.
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