Hardwick Hall - National Trust

A photo of a large Tudor mansion
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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.

Don't miss our stunning collection of embroideries and tapestries, try one of our new heritage tours of the stableyard, and relax in the fragrant herb garden, orchards and lawns.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult: £12.00
Child: £6.00
Family: £30.00
Group adult: £10.80

Parking £3.00 per vehicle.


  • National Trust
  • English Heritage

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art

Hardwick Hall - National Trust
Doe Lea
S44 5QJ

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