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
  • No loos
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
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There are three rooms open to visitors, the drawing room, library and dining room. The gardens are also open to walk around. You will be given a guided tour of the house, usually by one of the owners, who will talk you through the furniture, paintings and family history.


Opening Times

Opening Dates in 2023

Please note that in 2023 essential and extensive building renovations will take place across the whole year. Parking will be limited and though the rooms on show are unaffected there is likely to be significant noise within the house and disruption to the grounds and gardens. We apologise in advance for the inconvenience.

All tours are guided. Please arrive on the hour or half hour.

Tuesday 18th April – Sunday 23rd April 10am – 2pm
Monday 1st – Sunday 7th May 10am -2pm
Monday 15th – Friday 19th May 10am-2pm
Monday 29th May 10am – 2pm
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th June 10am – 2pm
Monday 3rd July 10am – 2pm
Monday 28th August 10am -2pm
Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th September 10am – 2pm

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.

Group Visits

Groups visits are available on occasion

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
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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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