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’s opening hours
10.30am - 4pm (last admission 3pm)
24 March to 30 September every day: 10.30am to 5pm (last admission 4pm).
Closed 19th and 20th May.
October, Friday to Monday plus half term holidays;
Christmas Opening (not free to members, as considered a special event): 1 to 23 December: 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3pm)
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.
Car park on site
- £3 per car
Premier Peak Travel 01629 636877
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Concessions (over 60) £15
Student with ID £15
Accompanied children under the age of 16 – free of charge
- Accessible toilets
- Guide dogs welcome
- Access statement available
- Accessible parking
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.
There is a discount for groups of more than 15. For a 2018 self-guided visit the cost is £15.50 for adults and £13.50 for concessions.
We ask groups to make one payment on arrival, by cheque, card or cash.
Things to See
Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a young Duke who lived at Haddon Hall, who decided to mount his horse and ride away far from his Derbyshire Home. He took with him his family and household and locked the great door. For three hundred years the Hall was quiet, waiting for him to return. Ivy soon climbed its walls and the woods around it crept closer. As the years passed, a great spell of silence and slumber took over the hall. It was as if it had been enchanted, a fairy tale castle lost in time, waiting to be re-awoken.
But the Hall had not been forgotten. There were those that knew of it and remembered it, and they did not call it Haddon Hall, they called it 'The Sleeping Beauty'.
In honour of Haddon's story and heritage, we proudly invite you, your family, children and friends to join us for this year's Christmas festivities and celebrations of 'Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales'. Come and be delighted by the fairy tales of old and let the magic of Christmas take hold . . .
Please note that Historic Houses members will not receive free admission at this time. Find our more about this event.
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.
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 recently been given 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 that have been recently redesigned by the celebrated, Chelsea gold award winning landscape designer Arne Maynard.
The Peacock at Rowsley is the Haddon Estate Hotel, a five minute drive from the hall. As an award winning hotel with an outstanding restaurant this offers a wonderful wedding night retreat for a bride or groom or a wedding party pre and post ceremony place of celebration and accommodation.
Primary and Secondary schools are welcome to visit Haddon Hall by prior arrangement.
We offer age appropriate Guided Tours of the Hall and gardens together with the use of our Costume Room. We can also provide additional activities such as a Countryside Walk or Treasure Hunt.
We offer picnic facilities on the lawned area by the Gardeners Cottage.