Haddon Hall

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Haddon Hall
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lessons & Workshops
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Haddon Hall stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Wye. One of the finest examples of a Medieval and Tudor manor house, open to visitors, with wonderful gardens.Visit Haddon Hall and truly step back in time. Visit our website for full details of opening times, prices, and our full list of special events.We also have a Restaurant selling fresh, local produce and a Gift Shop which carries a good range of locally sourced giftware.
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2-3 hours
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Blueskiesandsmiles
fortiesfloozy311 contributions
Haddon Surprise
Sep 2020 • Couples
My first visit to Haddon Hall that coincided with a rather lovely outdoor fayre, the sun was shining and it was a typically English afternoon, in normal circumstances I would have accepted that as 'just another day' but Covid has changed all of that. Guidelines were being adhered to with lots of space to sit and enjoy the wonderful food on offer. The Gatehouse kind of hides Haddon and it isn't until you walk through and look up that you realise what a beautiful place this is. With the hall being a family home it is understandable that for now the doors are closed to the general public but the grounds were a lovely place to wander and to perhaps look more closely at the detail of the buildings. I hope that Haddon Hall will soon be welcoming visitors and I look forward to discovering what's behind those beautiful wooden doors.
Written 25 October 2020
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Daydream14167
Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire3 contributions
Jewel in Bakewell's Crown
Dec 2019
Visiting Haddon Hall is like going back in time! One of the most unspoilt and untouched country manors in England and owned by the same family since it was built in the 1300s!
Any time of the year is the best time! If you get the chance I can recommend Christmas at Haddon...a candlelit tour and dinner is a magical experience.
Written 24 October 2020
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tripper40
Tilburg, the Netherlands413 contributions
Beautiful place
Nov 2019
This is a must-see if you're in the area and love medieval history and old buildings. I especially liked the kitchen, which has been featured in the series Tales from the Green Valley. The surrounding garden is also magnificent.
Written 4 October 2020
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Wander423218
3 contributions
Artisan Market
Jul 2020 • Family
After paying for car park and entry which came to £9, I was expecting something rather special. I’d been to a few Artisan Markets in the past, Blenheim Palace was rather special and very professionally organised, free to park and go in, so I presumed this too would be similarly organised or even better as we were charged for entry. However I’d felt like I’d turned up at a school Village fete 10 years ago. I was expecting something a little special from the stalls after the seeing it advertised on Haddon Hall website. What I encountered was something very opposite.
Written 24 July 2020
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WelltravelledJoe
Poole, UK1 contribution
Expensive...overrated ... rude staff...
Sep 2019
Looked forward to this very much... unwelcoming staff who were rude to us on arrival and after paying a hefty entrance fee didn't set us up for a good day out.
We enjoy days out at stately homes - this only kept us occupied and vaguely interested for about 90 minutes... ok it's historical - but that also means that after a short while it all gets the same and quite bland... small gardens.
We raised our complaint about the Chatworth wannabee staff with the office. They weren't interested.
Chatsworth I believe to be a similar price and you get a full day out for a family.. Haddon Hall is just simply dull.
Written 16 February 2020
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Michael O
Lichfield, UK608 contributions
A great sense of history together with a feel for style of the original building
Oct 2019
There is a real sense of history as you enter the courtyard and the rooms maintain a basic simplicity of the original in layout and style. The story of the Hall is fascinating and well outlined as you tour the building.
Written 28 January 2020
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BorntocruiseUK
Heathfield, UK11,100 contributions
A step back in time
Aug 2019 • Couples
I can remember visiting when I was at school but 40 years later thought it was about time I went back.
It certainly didn’t disappoint. It’s so interesting and so much to see. I loved the carvings on the window glass, now I don’t remember that. There is so much to see. And some is interactive.
The gardens are beautiful and they compliment the scenery.
It’s a shame it was such a wet day.
Written 27 January 2020
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Eatonphotography2019
78 contributions
Nice day out
Jul 2019
Haddon Hall is a very nice place to visit. The price to get in is ok. The staff talks were very good and it was nice to learn the history of the Hall. The Tudor kitchen was very good to see. The gardens were beautful, the number of flowers was rally nice to see. It is very good for taking photos.
Written 17 January 2020
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Alan M
Timperley, UK384 contributions
A wonderful trip back in time
Sep 2019
Really takes one back in history - giving one a real sense of how things were back then. Make sure you go round with one of the knowledgeable guides.
Written 10 January 2020
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Rosie V
Sheffield, UK19 contributions
The Winter Market was a complete shambles
Nov 2019
We have had several pleasant visits to Haddon Hall, but visiting their Winter Market was a big mistake. There had been local flooding for days prior to the event, which did not seem to have been taken into consideration at all by the planners. After a long wait to get into the car park we were encouraged to drive along plastic tracks which had been laid in the overflow car park (a muddy field) and then to park on the grass, which was very boggy and on a slight incline. The car park attendants soon realised this wasn't going to work and then began to encourage people to park on the actual tracks as well, so there was no way to then get out. More and more cars were being sent into the field, but with no spaces to park and no way for cars to leave. It was a complete shambles.

Once we made it to the hall we were told our 1 year regular visitor passes would not give us free entry and we would have to pay full price, which was very annoying as we were allowed free entry to the previous Summer Market. In the end we decided to leave and predictably it took a long time to free our car from the gridlocked boggy field it was in. A couple of members of staff in the car park then said they thought it was free entry for people with regular visitor passes! It really seemed like there was no planning or communication going on.

I wrote to Haddon to complain, but they didn't even acknowledge my email, so I don't think we'll be returning.
Written 3 January 2020
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