Things to see & do
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In 2015 we will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Arbella Stuart, the granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick and niece to Mary Queen of Scots. Discover more about Arbella and explore whether you think Hardwick was built as a palace fit for a queen or a prison for a princess, whose desperate attempts to seek freedom ended at the Tower of London.
New Fairies in the Garden
Over the summer a new fairy door has appeared in the Hardwick gardens. The first door has been loved by visitors young and old since it appeared in 2015. Pop along and say hello to the new neighbours.
Keep your eyes peeled for more fairy arrivals as they prepare for Christmas!
Don't miss this winter
- Tasty winter specials in the restaurant
- Enjoy self-led walks around the estate
- The winter Sale in the shop
- Stock up on logs for your cosy fire
- Warming treats in the restaurant
- Catching glimpses of the wildlife on the estate
Winter at Hardwick means
In the house
The deep clean starts and the new Arbella display arriving soon
In the garden
This season look out for snowdrops in the South Court of the gardens
In the park
Stunning scenery through leaf less trees and crisp winter walks