I didn’t realise the Old Hall was practically next to the New Hall (both built by Bess of Hardwick). The Old Hall is now a ruin but well worth a visit. It’s amazing to see the plasterwork above all the fire places is still intact and you can wander up to one of the top rooms for a closer look... 更多
when i got there the main hall was closed for works until the 26th of november and the old hall was only open at the weekends during the winter months.The main house looks beauful from the outside with it's stonework.I went around the garden it was lovely and when the flowers are in full bloom it would be beauful.There are... 更多
Well worth the visit to this English Heritage site which is also free to National Trust visitors to the newer hall. Helps put the history of New Hardwick Hall into perspective. Although it is mainly a ruin it is possible to climb to top in parts and thus be able to see closer some of the impressive plaster casts. Plenty... 更多
This building certainly gives you plenty of exercise climbing all the stairs, but it is well worth it. You can almost feel the atmosphere of what it must have been like back in the day. The views are beyond compare from the many vantage spots. Do make sure you have sturdy walking shoes/boots, as the steps are naturally uneven. If... 更多
seen when visiting the Hardwick new hall. Very interesting although would have liked a few more information boards around the rooms. There are flights and flights of stairs but the view is worth it from the top, would have been even better to get right to the roof which apparently was possible in Bess's time
The old hall is a beautiful ruin, situated within lots of other sites. So a full day out can be had here. We took our 12 week old baby and were so pleaded with the help we were given, such as a place to pop our pram whilst we walked around. Great history to the old hall. Lots of levels... 更多
This derelict building is a great spectacle because of its sheer size, and the fact that despite being a ruin, there are steps to take you right to the very top. Very interesting, and goes hand in hand with Hardwick New Wall. Well worth a visit.
I came a year ago and today again enjoyed some amazing weather. It is worth climbing to the top just for the views but you have to negotiate more than 120 steps to get there. Even though this place is a ruin the commentary is first rate and really brings it to life. If you are coming here to see... 更多