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Hardwick Old Hall

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Nice hour out

Very nicely laid out guides to get you round the ruins with interest. Bonus is it’s free entry with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Still looking good

What a beautiful old building,Even though it had just been left to decay it still stands elegant... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Not quite sure what to expect, but were pleased that we stopped at this on our way through the area. The trust and English Heritage have done a fantastic job of getting this relic up and running, so much of it to see and considering...More

6  Thank Glenn W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We are English Heritage members, so get free entry. If we go to Hardwick Hall then we usually have a quick look around the Old Hall as well. The view from the top is quite nice. However, I don't think I would pay the entrance...More

5  Thank KeithJenner
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All reviews audio guide english heritage national trust well worth a visit climb the stairs eh members worth the climb nt members views of the surrounding countryside free access interesting building small shop interesting place car park sunny day great place to visit plaster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank goodness Hardwick Hall is here too otherwise a wasted visit. The small museum was uninspiring and not much to see via the metal fencing , which is there because it’s unsafe. However the little shop had some great lollipops for children and the man...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely laid out guides to get you round the ruins with interest. Bonus is it’s free entry with national trust membership. Fascinating leading how it was Bess’ first home on the sight and then you look over to the magnificently built new hardwick Hall....More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

What a beautiful old building,Even though it had just been left to decay it still stands elegant next to the newer Hardwick hall.They seem to complement each other.You can only see it through the fence as work is being done but still worth a look

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited on the August BH Monday so it was very busy, but there was lotd to see & do, the staff were very friendly & helpful, ther main house needs 45-60 mins with lots to see as well as the gardens & large area...More

Thank thomsont6
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Interesting in the conte xt of Hardwick Hall generally but it's a total ruin so not so much to see if you're not an expert on architecture. Great views of the park and the longhorn cattle.

Thank weatherwax1
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The old ruins are still very interesting. They are run by English Heritage. There is an additional admission charge but it worth paying to see the architectural details still present

Thank Pauline E
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Run by English Heritage it is within the overall Hardwick Hall complex run by the National Trust. This is mostly a ruin but is interesting and you can climb up to roof level safely. It offers great views across the countryside

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great place to look for clues as to what had been there but was no longer. Children wish to return - success!

Thank rosietimps
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The Old Hall is mostly derelict but is still worth a look, especially if you are visiting Hardwick Hall (the 'New' one completed by Bess of Hardwick in 1597!). The Old Hall is closed at the moment for essential conservation work but you can still...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Derelict house that is currently closed due to works. You can see parts of the old house but it’s sectioned off so you can’t get too close. There’s a shop which is open & whilst the works are being completed English Heritage aren’t charging. If...More

Thank TheMartins1997
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Jane W
6 May 2017|
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Yes. Dogs are welcome are most welcome at the Old Hall.