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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  • One of the true wonders of Derbyshire, if not England. The old house is Tudor, and one of the best examples. The furniture and exhibits are magnificent, and the gardens beautifully, and accurately, la...  more »
  • Had a trip here in march 2018. What an outstanding building. Steeped in history. All the rooms you went into had their own individual feel about them.The guides were very approachable and knowledgable...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • This is lovely hall. Well worth a visit. Not over crowded as it like would at bigger halls or castles. There is plenty of history as it dates back to 1200!! The people working there were approachable and knowledgeable. There is a cafe but we didn't use it. The visit was worth the £15.
  • A superb place to visit. The Hall is beautiful with lots of original features and stunning grounds even on a grey, damp day. Volunteer staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the restaurant is very reasonable. I'm so pleased we visited.
  • House is unique, well worth visiting but not cheap. Add £3 for parking. However food is not overpriced and good. Service is friendly and the guides & room stewards helpful
  • Very nice house with lots of history. Only part is open to the public . Took us around an hour. Car parking is over the main road costs £3.
  • Had a lovely candlelit tour round the Hall this evening, preceded by a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie and followed by a delicious 2 course Christmas meal. It was a very enjoyable evening and the Hall looked beautiful, our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting which added to our enjoyment. I have never been to Haddon before but am looking forward to returning some time soon in the daylight to again appreciate the history and architecture. Will also look forward to attending another candlelit tour plus dinner - thoroughly recommended.
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