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Haddon Hall

   
Town/City : Bakewell
County : Derbyshire
Country : England
Post code : DE45 1LA
Phone : 01629 812855
Web Site :  www.haddonhall.co.uk

Haddon Hall has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years, always enchanting visitors with its beauty and atmosphere.


Home to Lord and Lady Edward Manners, Haddon Hall is one of England's most elegant and timeless stately homes, and a magnificent example of a fortified manor house. Enjoying fine Tudor and Elizabethan architecture, visitors to the Hall can experience the grandeur on display, marvel at the rare 15th Century frescoes in the Chapel, be enthralled by the surviving tapestries adorning the walls and savour the plethora of roses which blanket the limestone walls in a sonnet of pale pinks and whites.

From the exquisite Long Gallery, to the magnificent Great Hall and the medieval Chapel, with its beautifully carved alabaster retablo, Haddon Hall has been the choice of many film directors, with three productions of Jane Eyre, The Princess Bride and BBC's Gunpowder filmed on site, to name but a few.
Haddon Hall is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies in two of its most magnificent rooms, The Tudor panelled Parlour and the Elizabethan Long Gallery, as well as within the walled gardens in the Garden Pavilion.

Visitors and tour groups can immerse themselves in centuries of history, art and craftsmanship, and stroll around the Hall's magnificent cascading gardens, designed by award-winning garden designer Arne Maynard.

Each year, Haddon Hall boasts a list of events to entertain all ages, some returning year-on-year because of great popularity, some special events only occurring once.

Guided walks can be enjoyed on various dates over the year and at various intervals throughout the day, for free.

The Hall also has a restaurant, selling hot drinks, sandwiches and sweet treats.

Open from 10:30am-5pm, admission to the Hall is set at £16.75 for adults, £15.75 for concessions, £13.50 for students and free for children. Discount is available for groups, and tickets for events can be purchased on the website, please go to www.haddonhall.co.uk for more information.
Free Guided Tours of the Hall and/or Gardens are included in your admission ticket.

Free Guided Walk through the Estate – no charge payable but this does not give access to the Hall and Gardens.

2019 Events

April      

5th – 7th                  Spring Artisan Market
12th                         First Day of Summer Season
15th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
19th – 22nd             Easter Weekend – Music, Archery Easter Egg Hunt, Face Paintng and much more.
22nd                        Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
29th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

May      

2nd                          Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
6th                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
18th-19th                 Hall Closed for a private event
20th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
25th – 27th              Archery
27th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

June      

3rd                           Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
5th – 9th                  Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
6th                           Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
10th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
15th – 16th              Archery
17th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
24th                         Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals
30th                         Plant Fair

July

1st                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
8th                           Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
11th                         Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
15th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
22nd                        Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals
26th – 28th              Archery
26th – 28th              Summer Artisan Market
29th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

August  

5th                           Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
10th – 11th              John Savile's Household and The Beaufort Companye
12th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
15th                         Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
19th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
24th – 26th              Archery
26th                         Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals

September         

2nd                          Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
6th – 30th                Oak Matters Exhibition
9th                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
16th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
23rd                         Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals
26th                         Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
30th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

October               

7th                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
14th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
19th – 31st              Halloween Half Term Week (tbc)
21st                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
28th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
29th, 30th, 31st       Halloween Evening tours – An unusual and intriguing evening tour which explores the
                                Pagan roots of Halloween and the superstitions of English Medieval Society.
                                £27.50 including a Halloween cocktail.

November          

13th                        VIP Christmas Artisan Shopping Event  - 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Invitation Event
14th – 17th             Christmas Artisan Market - held inside Haddon Hall daily from 10.30am – 5.00pm

December           

1st to 23rd              Christmas at Haddon Hall
5th – 7th                 Christmas Evening Candlelight Tours - Pre-booking only
13th – 14th             Christmas Evening Candlelight Tours - Pre-booking only
16th – 19th             Christmas Evening Candlelight Tours - Pre-booking only

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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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