Visited here on a Thursday afternoon in September. The weather was lovely and there were some stunning views the from the top! I felt that the information boards weren't informative enough regarding the history of the property - especially if you didn't pay extra for the audio guide. However good photography opportunities on a quiet day. Would love to visit... 更多
Explore the old hall before the going across the road to the later built hall. Between the two, we enjoyed these ruins more. The NT has plaques in most rooms with colored drawings of what the room might have looked like at the time of Bess. The friezes are especially well preserved. The view of the countryside from the top... 更多
Situated next to the hall and gardens you can explore all of this great building. Gorgeous view of Derbyshire too. This is included in the price of admission for house and gardens.
Hi Mike, Just to clarify: The Old Hall is included with the 'Joint Hall' ticket. The 'House and Gardens' ticket... 更多
If you're visiting Hardwick Hall you can also visit Bess of Hardwicks previous home Hardwick Old Hall. The Old Hall adds another dimension to the history of Bess of Hardwick and also gives you two completely different experiences in one day with the atmospheric ruins contrasted with the luxurious hall.
Not much to see really as it's just ruins but worth a look when your visiting the newer Hall..Good to see the layout how it actually was back on the day.
A very interesting building with impressive pasterwork.Some of this building is ruined but most of it stands and you can see interesting things like the tap for running cold water in the kitchen and the beautiful fireplaces and staircases. An interesting house in it's own right in some ways a precursor to the new hall.
Well worth a visit an old ruin of the old Manor House the new one is only a few metres away make sure you get the audio tour only £1 as this gives you a lot of information about the history there are a lot of stairs to climb so not good if you have mobility problems
What a wonderful place! Exciting existing features, as a baking fan I was fascinated by the bread ovens. The stairs are in great condition, obviously refurbed were they had become dangerous so I felt safe going all the way to the top level. The sandstone is beautiful and the whole place was clean and fresh. Keep up the good work... 更多
For me, this is just as impressive as the NT property. Truly loved by English Heritage its stunning. You fully get to understand how grand this place must have been. Its massive loads to see, the views from the windows are great. The architecture still there is impressive. NT said if you are an NT member you can go in... 更多
Thank you for the review. Both National Trust and English Heritage members get free admission to the Old Hall. 更多