Hardwick Old Hall, Chesterfield

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  • Visited as a NT member which grants you free access but not the audio tour that's open to EH members. Fortunately a friend was an EH member so I used their tour, there's so much information about the ...  more »
  • Quite a contrast to the new hall but you can imagine it would've been a grand building in its day. I think people would've been bowled over by it. The remaining plasterwork was stunning. it helps you ...  more »
  • This is a great ruin and it's fantastic to spend time climbing to the top, from where you get some excellent views. The plasterwork is impressive and underscores the greatness of this one proud buildi...  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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