Haddon Hall

A favoured film set, one of England's finest early houses.

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA

Haddon Hall in Bakewell, Derbyshire
Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Home to Lord and Lady Edward Manners, Haddon Hall is one of the country’s most elegant stately homes.

Haddon invites visitors to immerse themselves in centuries of history, art and craftsmanship, and stroll around the Hall’s magnificent cascading gardens, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Peak District.

Experience the Hall’s grandeur, marvel at the rare 15th-century frescoes in the Chapel and savour the plethora of roses which shroud the limestone walls in a sonnet of pale pinks and whites.

Haddon Hall also holds a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year, together with regular walks in the ecologically rich parkland. With a restaurant and artisan pop-up shop within the grounds, the Hall is the perfect location for a full day out.

It is the choice location for many film-makers, playing host to three versions of “Jane Eyre”, became Prince Humperdinck’s Castle in cult movie the Princess Bride and was also used in “Elizabeth”, “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”.

Opening Times


Open Daily, 20 June – 31 October, 10.30am-5pm. Last entry 4pm.

Closed in November, but reopens for the Christmas period. See their website for details.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free. No pre-booking required.

Adult (16 and above) £23.90
Concession (Over 60) £21.90
Student (With a valid ID) £20.00
Child (Age 0-15) FREE
Please note: payment either by card or contactless.

Group Visits

We welcome group visits at Haddon Hall.

Wander through the Hall and gardens or arrange a guided tour for a fascinating insight into the history of this beautiful house. Pre-booked Informal groups are admitted free of charge.

Pre-booked group visitors requiring a Guided Tour of the Hall and or Gardens – charges apply.

We ask groups to make one payment on arrival, by cheque, card or cash.

Educational Visits

Haddon Hall has launched an inspirational new Learning Programme with cross-curricular sessions for EYFS and KS 1-4 exploring themes of food & drink, leisure, art, music, health, work and science. KS1-2 living history sessions are hands-on with children dressing up in period costume and experiencing life as a Tudor in our original 16th century kitchens, Medieval Chapel, Great Hall, Elizabethan Long Gallery and gardens. Sessions support the KS1-2 National Curriculum across History, Science, Art, English & Maths and KS3-4 across RE and History. Please click here for KS1-4 options.

Our newly refurbished Gardener’s Cottage provides a base for your class for lunches and there is an option to visit our Gift Shop after your session.

Availability & Booking

Sessions are available March-October full day or half day and can be tailored to meet your class requirements and learning objectives. During our closed season we undertake conservation work on the Hall. Please ring for availability Nov-Feb. Please complete a KS1-4 enquiry form to begin your booking or call 01629 810912 or email

Please read our Accessibility Statement and Guide for Teachers & Group Leaders.


£7.75 per child

One free adult with every 10 children. Additional adults £10.50.


Early Modern History

Use the Hall as a primary source in historic investigation, such as the Chapel for study of pre and post Reformation life. Explore the evolution of the Hall from the medieval to the Tudor period and discover that the Vernons and Manners were important in national life and knew significant people such as Thomas Cromwell and Mary, Queen of Scots. Search for medieval and Elizabethan graffiti and take part in a short “play” based on historical evidence.

Allow approximately 2 hours for the session.


£13.50 per student.

One free adult with every 10 students. Additional adults £10.50.

Availability & Booking

Please contact the Learning Team on or 01629 810912

  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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