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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT, England
+44 1246 850430
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Gardens only. House not open to dogs!

We had a great walk in the grounds through the woods and over the fields. The various paths you can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
June W
Manchester, United Kingdom
Wonderful home

Before you start your home tour, listen to one of the excellent introductory talks. There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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
+44 1246 850430
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great walk in the grounds through the woods and over the fields. The various paths you can take are very well signed. You need to be vigilant putting the dog on lead in parts where there are cows,sheep etc grazing. Plenty of...More

Thank June W
Reviewed yesterday

Before you start your home tour, listen to one of the excellent introductory talks. There are fabulous wall hung tapestries in every room. A great visit.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are regular visitors here - we have National Trust membership - but even if we weren't members, I would come here. The gardens at the front of the house are immaculate with plenty of room to picnic and play on the grass. Cafe, shops...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful place to visit we had lovely weather too, nice little trip with the family looking forward to coming over again next year to visit the family.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent and informative talks prior to entry take place every 30 minutes and if they are all as good as the one we attended not to be missed. Give you a real insight into Bess and her house building. The tour of this stately home...More

1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bess of Hardwick was a remarkable woman, contemporary of Elizabeth I, and second only to her in wealth. She used some of her money to build this great building, next door to the previous Hardwick Hall (which survives as a ruin). The National Trust has...More

Thank Porcophile
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hardwick house and Gardens is an excellent day out, before going into house i would recommend the introduction talk by one of the excellent National trust guides gives a great insight into the history of the house, it lasts about 20 minutes. Another bonus for...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delightful day viewing this magnificent property and much looking forward to returning to enjoy/view the gardens. VERY helpful guides in the house, excellent meal which was reasonably priced and served in a pleasant and friendly manner . Fantastic all round day.

Thank Teddy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited yesterday with our 5month old daughter and we were pleasantly surprised. We are new national trust members so we're just starting to make our way around nearby attractions. The grounds and house are beautiful with plenty of spaces to sit...More

Thank LallyH271
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over here from Sheffield on a weekend visit to our son. This was our first visit but hopefully it won't be our last. The inside was very interesting and informative and the gardens were just beautiful. It was a lovely day and the...More

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19 June 2017|
Response from Mothergoosethemoose | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus service (need to travel on more than one bus) to Teversal (75 minutes) or New Houghton (via Mansfield) then I think it would be a taxi from there.
19 June 2017|
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Response from Mothergoosethemoose | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you are coming from and how far. For example could take bus/coach to Bramley Valley then taxi to Hardwick hall.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Sam280964 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are free to roam at your leisure.