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Peak District Attractions - Haddon Hall - Bakewell

    Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant.

    Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye.

    Film-makers flock to Haddon Hall to use it as a location. The house and grounds have played host to no less than three versions of “Jane Eyre”. Screen credits also include "Elizabeth”, "Pride & Prejudice” and “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “The Princess Bride”, the cult classic movie in which Haddon Hall becomes Prince Humperdinck’s Castle and village.

    Haddon has its own romantic tale - that of Dorothy Vernon’s elopement with John Manners. Little wonder Haddon Hall is recognised as one of the most romantic houses in Britain.


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    Take time to visit Haddon Hall this year and discover:

    • Glorious examples of ancient architectural skill, including Tudor Roses, Talbot Dogs, Bombee glass and brilliantly characterful 16th century stonemasonry
    • One of the best examples of a Tudor kitchen in the country, complete with stone bread ovens, chopping blocks and water troughs
    • The magnificent Banqueting Hall, with its original table and bench stand on a raised dais, and 15th century French tapestry hangs on a wall – a gift from King Henry VIII.
    • The splendid Long Gallery, thought to be designed by the reputable architect Robert Smythson and displaying 110 feet of oak and walnut panelling.
    • The exquisite terraced gardens, redesigned by Chelsea – Gold award winning designer Arne Maynard, combining Elizabethan roots with stunning contemporary planting schemes, enhanced by the spectacular views back towards the hall and across the valley and down to the river to ‘Dorothy’s Bridge’.

    There is also a museum on site presenting the fascinating finds from the 9th Duke’s restoration work; a restaurant serving local, seasonal lunches, teas, coffees and cakes, and a lovely gift shop to enjoy.

    The Restaurant

    Open to visitors to the hall and the general public (there is no admission charge for those wishing to use the restaurant only) the restaurant is situated in the 17th Century stable block adjacent to the Hall and provides wonderful views of the estate.

    Newly refurbished and with an extensive new menu the restaurant offers something for everyone whether you want to enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or simply a relaxing cup of aromatic, freshly ground coffee accompanied by a tempting treat from the cake counter.

    All our food is prepared by our Head Chef Dean and his team and a fantastic selection of speciality dishes, lunchtime specials, light bites, sandwiches and cakes are available, all of which are prepared using fresh, local ingredients. Each menu comes with an easy to use guide for people with special dietary requirements.


    Full details of opening times, admission rates and all the special events at Haddon Hall can be found on our website or call 01629 812855

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    Free entry for members of the HHA on production of a valid card, not valid for Special Events including Christmas Opening period (parking charge still applies).

    For further information or for details on how to find us please visit our how to get here page

    If using your SatNav to find us please don't use our postcode. Search for directions to Bakewell or Rowsley and follow the signs on the A6 from there.

    For those who require more information about access please click here. Please note that wheelchair access to the hall is very limited. Please call the Estate Office on 01629 812855 with any questions.

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