An interesting old ruin which you can visit at the same time as Hardwick Hall. There are lots of detailed plaster work which have been well preserved. It's best to visit on a day without rain as if it's wet it can be a bit slippery. Not really accessible for people with walking difficulties.
We just missed one of the tours for the new hall , so we opted to try the Old Hall. What a wonderful experience , this was real history and although pretty derelict the pictorial displays provided a glimpse back in to the past. To the brave and fit, the four flights of stone stairs is worth the effort for... 更多
Operated by English Heritage, Hardwick Old Hall was closed when we visited the New Hall next door. I'm not sure that was a problem, though, as we could see much of it from the outside. Not to be missed even from the outside!
This building is next to Harwick all if weather bad give this a miss on a nice day good to walk around lots of stairs so no good for for wheelchairs bit expensive for what's there.
You can't miss the old Hall as you approach the New Hall, so don't just walk by, walk in and explore. It's a fascinating ruin, with skeleton walls, in situ frescoes you get the best views of as you climb the stairs and great views from the top. If you have a family, it's a lovely place to wander around... 更多
Another Bank Holiday...another great visit to a (National Trust/English Heritage) property. I was visiting here with my mum, wife, daughter and a few friends, including their dog! As we are NT members, access to the Old Hall, which is actually owned by English Heritage, is free. The Old Hall is directly opposite the new hall, which is owned by NT.... 更多