Haddon Hall Gardens
Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most romantic house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye.
Film-makers flock to Haddon Hall to use it as a location. The house and grounds have played host to no less than three versions of “Jane Eyre”. Screen credits also include Elizabeth”, Pride & Prejudice” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”. This year marks the silver jubilee of “The Princess Bride”, the cult classic movie in which Haddon Hall became Humperdinck’s Castle.
Haddon has its own romantic tale - that of Dorothy Vernon’s elopement with John Manners. Little wonder Haddon Hall is recognised as one of the most romantic houses in Britain.
PLEASE NOTE- The Hall and upstairs cafe are NOT accessible but on a fine day this is a beautiful garden to visit and have a cup of tea/refreshments in the outside seating area. Accessible toilet is available.
It is advisable to ring prior to visiting to book a car parking space in the disabled bay (limited availability) in the small private car park next to the garden. (Main car park is across the road). You can then drive into the main entrance to Haddon Hall and the guide can give you directions up the steep hill to the car park. The entrance is through a narrow doorway, 70cm, so any larger wheelchair will not be able to access.
Sitting on this glorious terrace overlooking the Hall is well worth the effort. If you then want to visit the outside cafe, the wheelchair user would have to be driven back down the hill to be dropped off.
- Contact Details
- The Estate Office, Haddon Hall
- Post Code
- DE45 1LA
- Email Address
- Contact Number
- 01629 812855