Hi there! The second cultural tour I enjoyed in Derbyshire was at Haddon Hall. Visiting Chatsworth House was impressive because of the grandeur of the place and its decorations, however, I loved Haddon Hall for its true authenticity.
Haddon Hall and its history
Although this british mansion was built during the 11th century, it has evolved for centuries. Indeed, the way it looks today is more representative of the Tudor period, where many changes were implemented. Haddon Hall charmed me with its authenticity, and particularly with its woodwork in every room. The Long Gallery is the most surprising room from this point of view. You might have recognised it from ‘Mary queen of scots’ where the movie was filmed recently?! However, the other parts of the manor tell us many stories as well. In the kitchen, you can see the wooden tables dug by the different cooking processes. In addition, you can easily imagine yourself feasting in the dining room in the middle of the beautiful tapestries. And to finish the details in the chapel are breathtaking.
The gardens are well-known for their roses, but unfortunately I didn’t visit the manor at the right period of the year. However, it’s still very nice to wander around and enjoy the view of the surrounding countryside. I also enjoyed simply sitting on one of the benches and admire the beauty of this authentic medieval architecture.
And you, what do you think about Haddon Hall?
Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)
|Visit timing: approximately 2 hours
Address: The Estate Office, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA
Price: £15.75 per adults (add 2£ for car park)
Opening hours: from 10:30 to 5pm