Virtual Tour

Dedicated to St Nicholas, this was originally the parish church for Nether Haddon…

Originally built in about 1370, these kitchens and the Banqueting Hall are the oldest part of the domestic building…

Dating from the 1370, this would have been the communal living space…

The plaster relief over the fireplace tells the story of Orpheus and his lute. Orpheus is taming the animals with his music…

Roses on the walls of the house look down on new planting schemes by renowned garden designer Arne Maynard…

Roses on the walls of the house look down on new planting schemes by renowned garden designer Arne Maynard…

Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable.

Avoiding fire; warfare; family misfortune and changing fashions, little has changed over the recent centuries and Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and history.