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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...more
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Not the best of days weather wise so we were mainly restricted to the hall. We were initially given a talk at the doorway to the hall which provided an excellent background to the history of Bess and her ownership of the hall and the...More
We decided to visit Hardwick Hall as we had not been for about 18 years.
As we walked from the visitor centre to the house the heavens opened. Despite this we made our way, hurriedly, to the house.
There have been many changes, for the...More
A very impressive estate. A long drive to car park which is vast. Shops, restaurant, toilets all new and clean. Large outside seating area. The Hall has magnificent tall large impressive rooms. Lots of guides to direct you as it is so vast. Good selection...More
We had planned to do the house and the nearby mill in one day but in the end we spent so long in the houses and gardens that we didn't make it to the mill.I found the house easy to get to and there was...More
We decided to go to Hardwick Hall as it is the only one we've not visited.
Plus the weather was bad.
We didn't look at the website prior to going as we didn't have WiFi due to wanting a few chilled out days just to...More
Shame about the rain when we arrived but there is a buggy on site. Car parking good with disabled parking near an entry point. Toilets about 2minute walk just past bookshop. There is a walk of about 10 minutes to the door of the Hall....More
We had a most enjoyable day visiting these two very different English Heritage venues (Hardwick joint NT) over the August 2018 BH. It takes an hour to view the inside of Hardwick Hall there's so much to see plus a lovely set of gardens to...More
Brought my 3 grandchildren aged 9, 7 and 5 here for the day yesterday, 3rd September. We were blessed with a warm, sunny day and spent the entire time outside. The Stableyard has a large grassed area which is great for children to run around...More