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Hardwick Hall

Doe Lea
S44 5QJ

One of the most splendid houses in England. Built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1590s, and unaltered since: yet its huge windows and high ceilings make it feel strikingly modern.

Outside, stone gleams and glass glitters in the light. Its six towers make a dramatic skyline. Climbing up through the house, from one spectacular floor to the next, is a thrilling architectural experience.

Rich tapestries, plaster friezes and alabaster fireplaces colour the rooms, culminating in the hauntingly atmospheric Long Gallery.

New: fascinating exhibition of Bess's letters.
Visit our new Discovery Room to investigate the deterioration agents.
Relax in the fragrant herb garden, orchards and lawns.

New for 2012!
Visit our new Visitor Reception, Shop and Restaurant in our renovated stableyard buildings. Savour a delicious meal in the Great Barn Restaurant and discover the beautiful range of gifts in the Ox House Shop.
Visit the beginnings of our 'Below Stairs' stories in the kitchen which used to be our restaurant.

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Just minutes off the M1, Hardwick Hall is signed from Junction 29, 9 miles south-east of Chesterfield.

Hardwick Hall Postcode for SatNav: S44 5QJ


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