Hardwick Hall

The remarkable Bess of Hardwick built the house and created the gardens in the 16th century. The layout of the gardens with their walled enclosures have changed little since the 17th century.

Enter the gardens from the West Court into the walled compartment which is divided into quarters and edged with yew and hornbeam hedges. Enjoy the South Border, the Orchard and the Herb Garden which grows both culinary and medicinal herbs. The Stumpery is at the south-west corner of the Herb Garden while to the south-east is a pavilion similar to those in the West Court.

The windows are exceptionally large at a time when glass was extremely expensive – the Hall has been described as having ‘more glass than wall’.

Hardwick Hall was given to the National Trust by the Devonshires in 1950.

Dogs are allowed in the Park.

National Trust members visit for free.

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Address: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ View map Phone: 01246 850430 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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