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Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Chesterfield
(4.5/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Created in the late 1500's for one of England's most notable society female figures, Bess of Hardwick, Hardwick Hall and Gardens was an architectural and botanical "marvel of its time." Today, as a property of the National Trust, Hardwick Hall exhibits some of the finest collections of Elizabethan tapestries and embroidery work dating from the 16th century. After touring the hall, take a leisurely stroll or a guided tour through one of the four gardens, with their exquisite lawns, orchards, and fine herbs. It was, after all, an estate fit for one of the wealthiest women in England. There are children's activities, such as portrait drawing and walking the Nature Detective Trail. Add Hardwick Hall and Gardens to your Chesterfield travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chesterfield trip itinerary maker.
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  • Excellent place to visit for walks around the grounds as well as the gardens and houses. The staff are great, (very helpful) and the cafĂ© serves up some wonderful food at reasonable prices (in contras...  more »
  • Sunday morning breakfast and a walk was the plan. The hall itself was closed, which I understand is seasonal. Main reason was for food with a view. Very busy cafe, great for families judging by the nu...  more »
  • Hardwick Hall is very interesting and seems to be a like a huge time capsule. Architecturally it's a gem, unspoilt inside and out with much furniture and some unusual artefacts. The guide who gave us ...  more »