Haddon Hall is one of England’s most elegant and timeless stately homes.
Giving visitors the chance to step back in time and immerse themselves in 900 years of history, art and craftsmanship, along with the opportunity to stroll around the magnificent cascading Elizabethan gardens, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Peak District.
Home to Lord and Lady Edward Manners, Haddon Hall enjoys fine Tudor and Elizabethan architecture and is a magnificent example of a fortified manor house. Untouched for centuries, rich tapestries remain glorious on panelled walls, ancient furniture shows the marks of past lives and Venetian glass, frescoes and etched carvings all help to tell the story of this extraordinary historic home.
Haddon has become a choice location for many film-makers, playing host to no less than three versions of ‘Jane Eyre’. It became Prince Humperdinck’s Castle in cult movie The Princess Bride and was also used in ‘Elizabeth’, ‘Pride & Prejudice’, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl', BBC series ‘Gunpowder’ and most recently ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, with stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Liv Tyler and Margot Robbie all filming at Haddon Hall over the last few decades.
Entry to Haddon is free for children aged 15 and under, and the upcoming 2019 season promises something for everyone, including guided tours of the Hall and gardens, three artisan markets, two exhibitions and plenty of family friendly activity.
Free guided tours of the Highlights of the Hall – various dates from April-September
Free Guided Tours of the Highlights of the Hall run on Mondays at regular intervals throughout the day, on a first come, first served basis, with an experienced guide educating visitors about the legends of old and sharing secrets the Hall has kept over centuries.
Free guided walks through the Haddon Estate – various dates from May-September
Join a knowledgeable guide on a walk through Haddon’s ancient parkland. Learn about the river, the ancient trees and the history of the area, perhaps meeting the Longhorn cattle and rare breed sheep along the way. There is often a plethora of wildlife to see. Booking online is essential
At Haddon’s Gatehouse Gift and Plant Shop, guests have the opportunity to browse a range of exclusive souvenirs, books, cards, specialist plants, china, toys and beautiful artisan wares specially selected with visitors in mind.
Also set within the Haddon Hall estate, The Peacock at Rowsley is a boutique Grade II listed hotel, offering 15 uniquely styled classic bedrooms, a three AA Rosette restaurant and a wonderfully atmospheric bar, which is home to a roaring open fire, excellent bar menu and cocktail list, perfect for overnight stays or weekends away.