At Hardwick, the stunning house and beautiful landscape has been shaped by a cast of thousands.

Built between 1590 and 1597 for the formidable Bess of Hardwick, it was designed by the architect Robert Smythson, an exponent of the Renaissance style of architecture.

Kids will love exploring the outdoors at Hardwick with a park and garden tracker pack, or learning about the history of the hall by getting hands on with quizzes, puzzles and dressing up boxes.

Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment.

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