4 August 2017

Hardwick Old Hall

A few weeks ago, we took a trip to Derbyshire for a couple of days.  After driving for over 2 hours, our first stop was Hardwick Old Hall, just outside of Chesterfield.  Built in the 1500s by Bess of Hardwick, it now stands as a ruin and is no longer in use, however, a lot of the plaster is still intact, and you can imagine what it might have looked like in its prime.   

We climbed the stairs to the top and were greeted by amazing views of the surrounding countryside and the New Hall.  Looking down from the top you realise just how high up you are and how tall the hall would have been in the past.

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