Haddon Hall, Bakewell

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Step back in time in one of the finest examples of a medieval and Tudor manor house open to visitors. The origins of the English country house date back to the 11th century, when it was owned by William Peverel, the illegitimate son of William the Conqueror. The current hall includes additions made periodically between the 13th and 17th centuries. Stroll through the remarkably preserved house and gardens and discover how these privileged families and their servants lived. In the Hall’s setting, amongst the mountains of the Peak District National Park overlooking the River Wye, relish the view enjoyed for centuries by the lords and ladies, sirs, earls, and dukes and duchesses of the manor. You can play Jane Eyre in the house and grounds that have hosted no less than three screen adaptations of the novel. Put Haddon Hall into our Bakewell route maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bakewell.
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  • Not very accessible for those in wheelchairs ... so I took my crutch and husband. Because you have no time limit to look around, there is no rush. Beautiful place - far far superior to another certain...  more »
  • Loved visiting Haddon Hall, was interesting seeing this beautiful home and garden that has been restored but with a lot of original features. It was fascinating to see how people lived hundreds of yea...  more »
  • We went for a Chrstmas visit to the hall and were impressed from the start. Staff were welcoming and professional throughout. The hall itself is lovely - very genuine and authentic and kept as simple ...  more »
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  • Wonderful real medieval castle-home Great Hall, Kitchens, Long Gallery, gardens. Haddon Hall is a marvel. Chapel, too. However Duke of Rutland estate needs to sharpen up for what visitors need. Baby buggy park v inconvenient. And restaurant much too small and slow and/or needs to be better organised for rush crowds. Good food though. And good Halloween kid stuff and staff.
  • This beautiful Hall does not disappoint. Kept to a very high standard with plenty to see and do. Excellent restaurant with a good choice of menu. Garden picturesque with excellent views. Put this as a must on your to do list if visiting the area.
  • Spectacular. Gorgeous. Peaceful. Maybe we picked a good day. Possibly, it was the good company of wonderful family and friends. But this place is special. The cafe has excellent food, reasonably priced. The staff are knowledgeable guides, very kind. Well preserved, beautifully old house and the gardens are breathtaking. Must see. Quite steep and a lot of steps but worth the climb.
  • Great spot for history buffs. Wonderful art exhibition on too. A little bit pricey 14.50 for entrance and 3 quid for the parking. You get a couple of hours worth here.
  • Wonderful day. My first visit. Staff VERY friendly. Food excellent. It was like stepping back into time. You have worked well but have NOT losses the beauty of the Hall and grounds.WELL DONE. I shall be back with lots of friends. THANK YOU.

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Where to stay in Bakewell

Consider a stay in one of the Georgian-style cottages that populate the town center. Shops and restaurants are readily accessible to centrally located B&Bs and inns. A country inn closer to the outskirts of the city provides peace and quiet, as well as a midway point between the town and the main attractions in the countryside, such as the restored halls and manors.
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