Plan your day at Hardwick
Enjoy a day out at Hardwick exploring the Elizabethan Hall, gardens and parkland.
The Elizabethan floor and parts of the ground floor of the Hall are open at Hardwick 11am - 3.30pm, every day.
On your visit you can also enjoy exploring the gardens and parkland. Refreshments are available from the restaurant with indoor seating available and the shop is open between 10.30am - 5.00pm.
- Hardwick Hall (Elizabethan floor and parts of ground floor): 11am - 3.30pm
- Stables Shop: 11am - 5.30pm
- Restaurant: 9.30am - 6pm
- Garden: 9.30am - 6pm
The Old Hall (run by English Heritage) is closed. please see the English Heritage website for further details.
Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan masterpiece situated in Derbyshire, surrounded by 2000 acres of parkland. It was the formidable 'Bess of Hardwick' who created Hardwick Hall in the late 16th Century and since then her descendants, farmers, gardeners, builders, decorators, embroiderers and craftsmen of all kinds have contributed and made Hardwick their creation.
Summer in the gardens
Bright summer colour is filling the gardens at Hardwick including peonies and roses. The herb garden is buzzing with pollenators and the west court is in abundance with colour, depth and textures.
A walk in Hardwick's parkland
With beautiful views, abundant wildlife and a variety of walking paths to take, the parkland is a great place to explore at this time of year.
The ponds are a great place to spot some birds including ducks and herons or perhaps the more elusive kingfisher.
Tasty treats from the restaurant
After a long walk along Hardwick park why not take a break and enjoy a treat from the restaurant including hot coffee, tea, sausage and bacon cobs, cakes, scones and ice cream.
Facilities and access
The trailer and toilets can be found in the Stableyard just beyond visitor reception. Mobility parking is in the main car park, 100 yards from visitor reception. As you arrive, accessible toilets can be found in the Stableyard. Wheelchair access to the gardens and Lady Spencer's Walk. We are able to provide wheelchair hire but are not able to provide mobility scooter hire.