Following a visit to the "new" Hardwick hall which is very much intact, you'd think that the ruin across the road would be nowhere near as good but thanks to some good restoration and a good audio guide, the old hall has been brought back to life, at least in the imagination! There is just about enough of the old... 更多
I'd wanted to visit Hardwick Hall (c 1597 new) for many years, but was unaware of Hardwick Old Hall, Bess of Hardwick's childhood home. It's fascinating to wander around the ruins and imagine the place when it once was, the plaster friezes give a glimpse of it's former grandeur and the crows that gather there add an other worldly atmosphere... 更多
Enjoyed the visit but sorry the wife had difficulties seeing the rooms above ground floor. The tapestry are well worth the visit and found the building and grounds a lovely day out. The guides are very helpful and knowledgeable belong a Trust property.
I can remember seeing the build as a child - it was an overgrown ruin. Now with a lot of work and resources it is a ruin that tells a story. The way it has been presented leaves a lot to your imagination, but the threads of family life in the building still remain. I am very pleased that it... 更多
Thought the Old Hall was really interesting - took advantage of the audio tour and found it to be very informative. Wasn't expecting to enjoy it as there's not much of the old hall left, but surprised myself!! I had to tick couples as the sort of visit but also took my fiances mum (from down south) who really enjoyed... 更多
Went to spend the day by myself on my birthday. It was epic. The place evokes a response because of the connection with one of the characters of the past. Bess of Hardwick would have spent time here. The grandeur expresses comfort and the ruins remind of the ephemeral nature of wealth.
Interesting one off visit & I applaud English Heritage for preserving what is left of it but it is just a ruin! Great also that you can climb the stone stairs to the top & take in the far reaching views. Takes about half an hour maximum to see it all.