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Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Chesterfield

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Haven't been to visit Hardwick for a few years and they have now a well organised car park and visitors centre. Very helpful staff in the visitors centre and in the house. Told you facts that you aske...  read more »
  • We happily spent a few hours roaming round the beautiful house and learning the history. Volunteers in every room were very knowledgable and answered all our questions. The cafe served delicious food ...  read more »
  • A fantastic house and gardens. Spent a good few hours here. Very interesting history and insight into the power struggles of the Elizabethan era. Well worth a visit! 
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