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Hardwick Old Hall, Chesterfield

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Hardwick Old Hall is a ruin of one of Bess of Hardwicks' manor houses, run by The English Heritage Trust. Join us and explore the property, discovering where the bottom of the household performed their daily tasks, to where the top dined and slept, surrounded by the stunning plasterwork that still survives in part to this day. The site has something for all, a large picnic area for families to come and have lunch; beautiful views accross the Derbyshire valley for photographers and a perfect place to stop off if you're cycling in the area or walking your dog, ramblers and muddy paws are more than welcome!

Our opening hours are:

28th March- 30th September: Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00 (Last Admission at 17:30)

1st October-1st November: Wednesday- Sunday 10:00-17:00 (Last Admission at 16:30)

2nd November-14th Febuary: Saturday-Sunday 10:00- 16:00 (Last Admission 15:30)


English Heritage Members: Free

Adult: £5.60 (Without Gift Aid)

£6.20 (With Gift Aid)

Child 5-15 years: £3.30 (Without Gift Aid)

£3.70 (With Gift Aid)

Concession: £5.00 (Without Gift Aid)

£5.60 (With Gift Aid)

Family (2 Adults, 3 Children):

£14.50 (Without Gift Aid)

£16.10 (With Gift Aid).

Overseas Vistitors Pass: Free admission and avaliable to purchase on site.
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  • The grounds that surround Hardwick Hall are well worth visiting especially in summer. The walks around the grounds are interesting and the people inside the hall are knowledgeable. They have a decent....  more »
  • Does anybody know the history of the headless person in one of the murals or is it just not been fully restored yet please  more »
  • Great site, fabulous views from the hill. Shame restoration project means you can't explore the ruins more, but there is still the visitor centre and New Hall to see.
  • April the first, floral tribute left in memory of a loving mother .Excellent day for a 3 mile walk around the park.
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