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Haddon Hall, Bakewell

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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. Make Haddon Hall a centerpiece of your Bakewell vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bakewell trip itinerary maker.
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  • Its a very Interesting place to visit I thought a bit pricey compared to other houses I have visited, and it will only take u about 2 & half hours to walk around including gardens... The house is inte...  more »
  • Rainy day activity and well worth the visit. DVD playing in one room which set the scene and period of Haddon Hall. Nice cafe for a tea and snack break.  more »
  • Everyone's idea of a romantic old house beribboned with roses. Fabulous garden, full of irises whilst we were there, but the borders were full of later flowering plants. Super little restaurant. Very ...  more »
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  • Reading the other reviews on here makes me wonder if I went to the same place as all of them. First, for a house you can tour in less than an hour, if you walk slowly and read everything, this is very expensive. So you decide to try and get some value out of this by spending some time in the garden. These are so unkept ,I think it is the first time I have visited a garden without taking any photos. My impression was that the owners must be leading a grand lifestyle, at the expense of us plebs, because they are certainly not spending the day trance fees on maintainable. I have been a member of the National Trusted for many years and there properties are far far superior the this place, very disappointed.
  • Beautiful old Hall full of character and atmosphere. The staff enthralled me with their knowledge and witty tales. The gardens were a pleasure to see and the views from the top terrace were breathtaking. Am bringing the family back here so they too can sample it's charm. Steep steps up to the cafe and also up to the Hall. Not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Great place to visit, great guided tours. Fans of the Princess Bride movie will love the views. We stopped in the restaurant and could not get service. Many servers came and went without acknowledgment. We left hungry!
  • Such a great sense of history in a beautiful building that offers unusually light and peaceful rooms with fascinating details of architecture and craftsmanship. The hall and it's gardens fit so sympathetically to the gorgeous Derbyshire scenery each highlights the other. Superbly curated.
  • Enjoyed visiting, found staff to be friendly and helpful both too me and my disabled fiance. Warning though this is not a place for wheel chair users.It didn't effect us but may other people

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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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