Hardwick Old Hall, Chesterfield

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  • We visited Hardwick Old Hall prior to visiting Hardwick Hall, as the Old Hall opened at 1000. We received a warm welcome and handed the portable electronic guides, free to members of English Heritage ...  more »
  • A ruin of a grand house it is very atmospheric with fantastic views from the elevated position. The graveyard of the church next to the hall is worth a visit with some very old head stones  more »
  • We visited the old hall and the new hall in one day. The old hall has an optional audio tour which we used. This really brings the ruin to life and explains aspects of the building that you would neve...  more »
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  • Owned by EH but NT members get in free. Nice gift shop. Right Next to the large NT site but my kids really liked this site more than the other Hardwick hall. This one is Part ruined, steps to climb, good views, very interesting and peaceful. Wish we had our picnic here Instead of the mega busy NT one. You use same carpark for both sites. We also went to the NT mill just down the road; we had a good day out and saw all 3 sites.
  • Well worth going to see. Amazing ruin to explore. Shame the original owners decided to let it fall into to such a state. But does mean we have a good ruin to explore! Fun for the kids. ---Warning there are lots and lots and lots of steps up tot he top of the ruin! Great views tho!--- Also even tho it's English heritage, national trust members get in free.
  • An absolute delight if you are interested in history & enjoy strolling around historical buildings & gardens. Acres of park land to walk around, food & drink is also available, also there are facilities for the disabled visitors. The entrance fee to the new hall or old hall isn't cheap. Membership of EH gets you free entry into the old hall & members of NT have free entry into the new hall, both worth a visit. Parking is free if you're a member of English Heritage or National Trust otherwise there is a fee.
  • Lovely hall set in a greet old park. Great walking round the two large lakes with more smaller private fishing ponds up the hill. M1 right on its border though so some traffic noise
  • Super place to meet up with family for a picnic. Lots of toys for the children to use. National trust & English heritage members free but for different parts only. Great day out.
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