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Hardwick Hall

Historic House

Explore the beautiful Hardwick Hall Designed by Robert Smythson for Bess of Hardwick, Hardwick Hall is one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, surviving almost unchanged. The Hall contains one of Europe´s best collections of contemporary furniture, embroideries and tapestries, together with a permanent display of 16th century needlework. In the grounds are the ruins of Hardwick Old Hall, where Bess was born. The house is surrounded by four walled courtyards, an aromatic garden and the famous herb garden. Rare breeds of cattle and sheep can be found in the park. The Stone Centre tells the story of stonemasonry at Hardwick.

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Facilities & information




Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: Hall: 7 Feb - 1 Nov 12-4:30 Wed - Sun. 28 Nov - 20 Dec 10:30-3:30 Wed - Sun. Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Please see NT website for Garden & Park opening times.

Price Details: NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.

Arrival information and directions

Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, ChesterfieldS44 5QJ, United Kingdom

Six and a half miles west of Mansfield, nine and a half miles south east of Chesterfield. Approach from the M1 (exit 29) via the A6175.

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