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Hardwick Hall and Gardens

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A great day out for everyone

A really interesting house and gardens,lots of trails around the grounds as well a nice... read more

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phillip r
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Shipley, United Kingdom
Amazing history and amazing house

Well worth a visit so interesting and something of interest for all ages and lovely grounds to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary W
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Holt, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed today

A really interesting house and gardens,lots of trails around the grounds as well a nice restaurant. The house is the crowning glory with a talk about the house and family in the main hall prior to going around the hall where their are many early...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit so interesting and something of interest for all ages and lovely grounds to walk around Go and learn and enjoy the experience

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Firstly, Hardwick Hall is amazing-they dont call it Hardwick Hall more glass than wall for nothing! We went on an epic dog walk and took kids on the play trail. The play trail is truly brilliant and encourages such creative play. So much more to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having been for a walk previously I returned with the youngest generation to search for fairy doors and play in the magical adventure playground, which uses what nature has given, not concrete and metal constructions! We all had a ball and then in the courtyard...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The History of Bess of Hardwick is fascinating. The history not spoken about is the 1st Para who were based at Hardwick. And the Polish resettlement center. The Bird sanctuary at the park sees many rare birds. I am a bike ride away so biased...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The residence of the former Bess of Hardwick, who in her time was the second richest person in the realm. This place has amazing tapestries on nearly every wall and lots of glass as befitting a rich person of the time. The free introductory talk...More

Thank Nickyhants
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful stately home with an incredible history. The staff are all very helpful and well informed. The rooms, painting, sculptures etc are amazing. Well worth a visit

Thank Stew853
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is so special with it's early use of so much glass. This is a wonderfully proportioned house with wonderful rooms. The NT have made a special theme of exploring Bess and powerful women. Information is well and originally displayed.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating house,and a even more fascinating story about this incredible woman called Bess I will let you find out about her when you visit.But the house with its many tapestries, fine furniture have survived hundreds of years ,Every room has a story and...More

Thank jayneturner61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the story about Bess of Hardwick, a woman who 'fought' her way from rags to riches, not the easiest of achievements in the 16th Century! She built Hardwick Hall, a lovely House with a very warm feeling to it. One of the few...More

1  Thank 227Richard
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Sarahgrace1985
18 September 2018|
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Response from Happymujer |
Yes, so we’ll run and knowledgeable staff. But free to walk around the park and ruins. You only pay for the main house.
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Sarahgrace1985
18 September 2018|
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Response from Ange717 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. The gardens are not so good this year due to the drought but the house is still a good day out. The old hall is for viewing from the outside only at the moment as undergoing work.
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Melissa B
25 June 2018|
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Response from annelien v | Reviewed this property |
there is. if you are a NT member you don't have to pay for the parking.
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