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Hardwicke Court

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Hardwicke Court

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Hardwicke Court Bristol Road, Gloucester GL2 4RS England
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Guided walking tour : Ghosts & Giggles Of Gloucester
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Guided walking tour : Ghosts & Giggles Of Gloucester

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Gloucester is two routes, which will be alternated every week. The routes are as follows:<br><br>Route One <br>*Folk Museum<br>*Dick Whittington<br>*Old Crown Inn<br>*Fountain Inn<br>*Bull Lane<br>*Old Kings Theatre (Poundstretcher)<br>*Fleece Hotel<br>*McDonald’s<br>*A.G. Meek<br>*New Inn<br>*Debenhams<br><br>Route Two:<br>*Bishop Hoopers Memorial<br>*Cathedral<br>*Comfy Pew<br>*Fountain Inn<br>*Fleece Hotel<br>*Old King's Theatre (Poundstretcher)<br>*Old Argos<br>*Bell Lane (Eastgate)<br>*St Michael’s Tower<br>*Cross Keys Inn<br>*Cafe Rene<br>*Greyfriars<br><br>The walks are, Newent on Friday night, Gloucester on Saturday night at 8pm. <br>Private Tours are also welcome, please also book for these.
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elverman wrote a review Sep 2018
Gloucester349 contributions216 helpful votes
This was a last minute decision to visit Hardwicke Court and as we only expected a few rooms to be open we were not worried that It was only 3 hours before the advertised opening times. However, we telephoned ahead and were advised that there should be no problem getting on a tour. Followed the long driveway from the A38 and the temporary car parking signs to the parking area. However, once here there was no additional signage to direct you, so we just followed our nose through the garden to the front of the house. Being a little early for the next tour we ran the doorbell and were greeted by the lady of the house Jude and invited to make our selves at home in the drawing room whilst she finished the current tour. What a lovely gesture and it was pleasant being able to sit and take in the view from the sash windows. The tour itself started in the drawing room with information being given on the house, fixtures and family history. On to the Hall, Library and finally the Dining Room. At ever opportunity you were encouraged to ask questions and freely roam within each room. no barriers or signs. Whilst on the tour you didn't feel like a visitor but as a friend of the family as everything was so relaxed and interactive. Walking around the grounds after the tour it was interesting to see the ornamental canal and take in the peace and tranquillity. Yes this is a property with only a couple of rooms open but the friendliness and interactive tour make this a welcome change from the usual HHA and NT offerings.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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S B wrote a review Aug 2018
Gloucester, United Kingdom25 contributions12 helpful votes
It was warm day so the front door was open and we were welcomed by the house keeper. We are not members of the HHA, so just required to give a donation of £1 to charity. The family were on holiday, but there was a written guide to the history of the house and comprehensive information about the paintings and interesting artefacts in each of the three rooms and hallway on the ground floor. The house keeper answered our questions and was very pleasant. Well worth a visit, particularly for locals, to find out about this historic house and family.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Barry H wrote a review Aug 2018
Chicago, Illinois32 contributions7 helpful votes
Been meaning to call for a while now and I was not disappointed..the drive from the busy A38 onto the quite park drive passing the Gloucester breed cows was therapeutic in itself..the house is a masterpiece and though only 4 rooms are open you feel as you are in the time period..if is a very much lived in house and we were greeted at the front door by the lady of the house. She gave a guided tour and took donations of £1 for charity..lovely time walking in the garden on the sunny day..thanks
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Marco wrote a review May 2018
Hartford, Connecticut10 contributions6 helpful votes
We visited the house which the book said was open at 2pm on Mondays , no signs o that it was we looke around no sign of activity or sign of life , after a while we rang the bell and eventually the house keeper arrived who was friendly but clearly not a guide. She showed us in there rooms but had little to say about things apart from the best painting (Ia Gainsborough I believe) was in Germany. I felt sorry for the lady as it was not her area of expertise and we interupted her ironing. we were told we were welcome to loo around the garden where we found two other bemused potential visitors and told them to ring the bell. We were in and out in ten minutes max three rooms. If the owners are absent then I think paddles with information and some signage of how to gain access would at least be useful. Forunately we were in Gloucs and in the HHA. That said the house keeper did her best and was friendly, we came away feeling sorry for her.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Philip T wrote a review Aug 2017
Marbella, Spain13 contributions10 helpful votes
The lady of the house welcomed my wife and myself along with two more couples. We were given a guided tour of the rooms on the front of the house with a comprehensive explanation of its history and the many pictures that adorn the walls. True, the scope is limited ( 3 rooms ) but the fact that those 3 rooms are clearly in daily use, free from barriers and full of interest makes the visit well worthwhile. As does the friendliness and informality of our host and the interaction with her young family and dog. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and are grateful to the owner for her time and HHA for bringing it to our attention.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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