Overview

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. With a restaurant and gift 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”.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Open Daily
1st April – 31st October
7 days a week

General
10:30am – 5pm
Last entry at 4pm

Opening
Opening

2020

Open Daily
1st April – 31st October
7 days a week

General
10:30am – 5pm
Last entry at 4pm

Christmas
Not free for Historic Houses members.

Car Park
10:00am onwards

Restaurant
10:00am – 4:30pm

Find Us
Find us

Located on the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley in the Peak District.

The nearest train station is Matlock but there are also stations at Buxton and Chesterfield.

Buses regularly stop at Haddon Hall; Trans Peak, Sixes, 172 and 171.

Parking

Car park on site

  • £3 per car
Parking is available but Historic Houses members are charged even when they visit the property for free.

Taxi

Premier Peak Travel 01629 636877

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults £18.50
Concessions (over 60) £17.00
Student with ID £15.00
Accompanied children under the age of 16 – free of charge

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
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.

Find out more.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Weddings

Haddon has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant. Haddon is licensed to host civil ceremonies in two of its most magnificent rooms: the Elizabethan Long Gallery – reputed to be one of the most beautiful rooms in England – and the equally grand Tudor-panelled Parlour. We have also recently been granted permission to host civil ceremonies in our Garden Pavilion set within the walled gardens.

After your ceremony, you are welcome to host an English tea party or glamorous drinks with canapés under a vintage marquee in the walled gardens. These have recently been  redesigned by the celebrated, Chelsea gold-award-winning landscape designer, Arne Maynard.

Alternatively, you could relax with a glass of champagne in the elegant Earl’s Apartments. Or host a delicious lunch or dinner in the Haddon Restaurant.

The Peacock at Rowsley is the Haddon Estate Hotel and is just a five-minute drive from the Hall. An award winning, Mr and Mrs Smith favourite, with an outstanding restaurant, the hotel offers a wonderful wedding night retreat or pre-wedding accommodation.

Our expert wedding team will be on hand throughout the planning period, and on the day, to make it the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities

  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking

Haddon has been described by Simon Jenkins as ‘one of the most perfect houses to survive from the middle ages’ and certainly the setting is dreamy and brings to mind fairy tales with happily ever after endings.

Lady Manners


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Haddon Hall provides an ideal setting for corporate events with a difference, from unique conferences to team-building days and business retreats.

We welcome all requests for corporate hire, and can tailor your itinerary to ideally suit your event. The Hall is a truly impressive location for any meeting or business occasion, with conference facilities in the private side of the Hall capable of catering for up to 65 delegates.

We can also facilitate team-building days and company retreats, providing activities such as archery, group countryside walks, guided tours and fly fishing on the River Wye or the River Derwent.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Open Daily
1st April – 31st October
7 days a week

General
10:30am – 5pm
Last entry at 4pm

Opening
Opening

2020

Open Daily
1st April – 31st October
7 days a week

General
10:30am – 5pm
Last entry at 4pm

Christmas
Not free for Historic Houses members.

Car Park
10:00am onwards

Restaurant
10:00am – 4:30pm

Find Us
Find us

Located on the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley in the Peak District.

The nearest train station is Matlock but there are also stations at Buxton and Chesterfield.

Buses regularly stop at Haddon Hall; Trans Peak, Sixes, 172 and 171.

Parking

Car park on site

  • £3 per car
Parking is available but Historic Houses members are charged even when they visit the property for free.

Taxi

Premier Peak Travel 01629 636877

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults £18.50
Concessions (over 60) £17.00
Student with ID £15.00
Accompanied children under the age of 16 – free of charge

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
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.

Find out more.

Other opening

Opening Times & Admission Prices

Open Daily
1st April – 31st October
7 days a week

General
10:30am – 5pm
Last entry at 4pm

Christmas
1st – 23rd December
10:30am – 4pm
Last entry at 3pm

Car Park
10:00am onwards

Restaurant
10:00am – 4:30pm

Adult (16 and above) £18.50
Concession       (Over 60) £17.00
Student (With a valid ID) £15.00
Child (Age 0-15) FREE

Historic Houses Members
Free admission with valid card (excluding special events and Christmas season)

Gardeners World
Free admission for one full paying adult with a valid 2-for-1 entry card (excluding Christmas season)

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Accessibility

We welcome all visitors to Haddon Hall, but please note that there are many uneven floors and steps around the site due to the age and architecture of the building.

If in doubt, we recommend reading our full accessibility statement below, or call ahead for further information.

VIEW FULL ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT


School Visits

New programme for 2020

Haddon Hall is launching an inspirational new Learning Programme for 2020 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 education@haddonhall.co.uk

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

Prices

£7.75 per child

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

A-level

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.

Prices

£13.50 per student.

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

Availability & Booking

Please contact the Learning Team on education@haddonhall.co.uk or 01629 810912


Haddon Hall's history and features

With nine hundred years of history, Haddon Hall is one of the oldest houses in the country and moreover one of the only houses in England to have remained in one family’s ownership for its entire existence.

Haddon is unique as it remained empty for nearly two hundred years

This extraordinary period, when time stood still in the Hall, allowed it to remain unaltered during the modernising period of the Georgians and Victorians. So venturing into Haddon is like stepping back in time, since from the 1700s the family preferred to live at their main seat, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire.

The Medieval Banqueting Hall remains furnished with its original Dais table, behind which hangs a tapestry gifted to the family by visiting Henry VIII.

The Parlour boasts its glorious Tudor painted ceiling of Tudor roses and marvellous heraldic paneling.

Exquisite and very rare 15th century fresco seccos adorn the walls of the Medieval Chapel.

In contrast to the Tudor and Medieval Rooms below, the light and airy first floor Elizabethan rooms culminate in the spectacular 110ft Robert Smythson designed Long Gallery; reputed to be one of the most beautiful rooms in England.

Read more about Haddon Hall's history here


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