Hardwicke Court

Smirke house built of Cotswold stone home to the sixth generation of Lloyd-Bakers.

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 4RS

Hardwicke Court
Free for members
  • Free parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking

Hardwicke Court is a late Georgian house designed by Sir Robert Smirke in the early 19th century.

The house is currently lived in by the sixth generation of Lloyd-Bakers.

Visitors are offered a tour of the drawing room, library and dining room, containing many pieces of furniture and art original to the house. The gardens are also open to visitors.

Opening Times

Opening Dates in 2022

18th April: 10-2

25th April- 2nd May: 10-2

23rd-25th: May 10-2

28th May: 10-2

4th-9th June: 10-2

1st-2nd July: 10-2

15th August: 10-2

12th-17th September: 10-2

To get in touch about their opening times call 07971 954 091 or email


Historic Houses members visit for free when showing a membership card. No pre-booking required.

£2 for non-members.

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking

Getting here

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 4RS

what3words geocode: bridge.branch.after

Our postcode entered into Google Maps is the most reliable and accurate way to get to us: GL2 4RS

We would recommend avoiding using GPS and Satnav as this has led past visitors astray.

5 minutes from Junction 12 on the M5 and located off the A38. The entrance to the drive is opposite a small bus stop. Please note that SatNav takes you to the wrong location.

From Gloucester the 60 bus takes you directly to Hardwicke but there is a walk of almost a mile to access the house.

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Hardwicke Court door and statues on plinths

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