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Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Chesterfield

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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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  • Lovely venue and for a large coffee/cake tearoom style place and they do a pretty good job. Great cakes and reasonably good coffee and a friendly welcome. Certainly happy to return again and again as ...  more »
  • I'd wanted to visit Hardwick Hall for years and had the opportunity whilst staying at an English heritage property, East Lodge, on the Hardwick Estate. The exterior is stunning and romantic, Bess of H...  more »
  • We,last visited Hardwick in 2015. Unfortunately we had some heavy rain when we came last Sunday so couldn't do much walking outside this time which was a shame as on a dry day there are several walks ...  more »