First created by the formidable Bess Hardwick in the 1500’s, Hardwick Hall is famous for being more glass than wall. There is lots to explore here – a house, gardens and parkland (with plenty of walks). The new Hall is owned by the National Trust. There is also the old hall which is on the same site (this is run by the English Heritage, with an audio tour available).
Dogs: Welcome in the parkland on leads and around the stableyard