Families

“Haddon is a family home, and has been for 900 years. There is a magic to Haddon which children see as a fairytale castle and we love this and want to encourage it, which is why we invited children under 16 to visit free.” — Lady Edward Manners

Opening Times & Admission Prices

Open Daily
12th April – 31st October
7 days a week

General
10:30am – 5pm
Last entry at 4pm

Christmas
1st – 23rd December
10:30am – 4pm
Last entry at 3pm

Car Park
10:00am onwards

Restaurant
10:00am – 4:30pm

Adult (16 and above) £16.75
Concession      (Over 60) £15.75
Student (With a valid ID) £14.25
Child (Age 0-15) FREE

 

Historic House Association (HHA) Members
Free admission with valid card (excluding special events and Christmas)

Gardeners World
Free admission for one full paying adult with a valid 2-for-1 entry card

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Children at Haddon

Children under 16 are most welcome to visit Haddon free of charge. Lord and Lady Edward Manners  hope that this will encourage more children to visit their home, and that this will help foster an early interest in history.

Much of our annual Events Programme is targeted to family fun and we recommend you visit our events page to find out more about our child-orientated experiences, such as archery, crafts and historical re-enactments, which are scheduled throughout the year.

We also provide age-appropriate children’s activity questionnaires at the Duke’s Tower entrance, which are sure to delight our younger guests, allowing them to explore and learn in a fun engaging way.

Please note that children under 10 are welcome to stay at the Peacock between Monday and Thursday, but sadly not over the weekends.

Explore our events calendar to see what we have in store.

 

Food & Drink

Our recently renovated restaurant is open to both ticket holders and members of the general public.

Situated in the 17th Century stable block adjacent to the Duke’s Tower entrance, the restaurant provides a wide array of dishes to suit all tastes; from fine dining to traditional afternoon tea and light lunches to coffee-time treats.

Children are very welcome in the restaurant, with a children’s menu available. We are also able to provide high chairs for babies and toddlers. For larger families, we recommend calling ahead on 01629 810913 to reserve a table, especially at weekends and during busy periods.

Find more information, including menus and opening times, on our Restaurant page.

Alternatively, why not visit our Estate hotel, The Peacock at Rowsley for a delicious lunch in its atmospheric bar or treat yourself to a superb meal in the award winning, three AA star fine dining restaurant.

Parking, Pushchairs & Prams

Unfortunately, we cannot allow large bags, prams, pushchairs or mobility scooters into the Hall. We do, however, offer a variety of alternative baby carrying equipment, and safe bag storage at the entrance.

Buggies can be stored under the arch of our stable block, and we have baby changing facilities in both the Hall and stable block.

Parking

Our car park is situated across the road from the Hall and grounds, on the opposite side of the A6.

The distance from the car park to the Hall is approximately 366 metres and includes some gravel surface and 30 steps. We ask that visitors take special care when crossing the busy A6, especially with children, and note that the car park can become extremely crowded during special events, in which case, overflow parking is provided in the field beyond.

Car Parking
(per car) £3.00

 

Directions

By Road – Haddon Hall is situated on the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Bakewell. The Hall has a dedicated car park on the A6.

If using Sat Nav or other navigation software, we recommend that you input directions specifically to our car park (A6, Bakewell, DE45 1LA) to avoid you being incorrectly directed to an off-road site. Alternatively, use directions for Bakewell or Rowsley, then follow the brown tourist signs for Haddon Hall. The car park is clearly signposted from both directions.

By Train – We have excellent train links with many major UK stations via Matlock, Sheffield, Derby or Chesterfield. Bus services (see ‘Bus’ tab) from each station run directly to our driveway, or taxis to the Hall take between 30 minutes – 1 hour and cost between £30 – £50.

By Bus – Bus from Matlock Train Station
Take either the TransPeak (TP) or the 6.1 bus route from Platform 1 of the Matlock bus station, towards Buxton or Bakewell respectively. This is an hourly service during the day, with journey times between 25 – 30 minutes.

Bus from Derby Bus Station
Take the TransPeak (TP) bus route from Platform 21 of the Derby bus station towards Buxton. This is, again, an hourly service, with a journey time of just over 1 hour. Alternatively, travel by train to Matlock and follow the route above.

Bus from Bakewell Bus Station
Take either the TransPeak (TP), 6.1 or 172 services from Stand E of Bakewell bus station. Buses are regular, with a journey time of around 5 minutes or less.

Bus from Sheffield Interchange
Take the 218 Peak Line service to Bakewell from Bay D3 of Sheffield Bus Interchange, leaving every half an hour with a journey time of around an hour, then follow instructions above from Bakewell.

Bus From Chesterfield
Take the 170 bus route from Stop B12 on New Beetwell Street to Bakewell, leaving every hour with a journey time of around 45 minutes, then follow instructions above from Bakewell.

For further information, visit the Peak District National Park website, or find timetables and routes via the site for each service.

By Foot / Bicycle – There are public footpaths close to Haddon Hall, but no public footpaths run through the parkland – please check OS maps. There is a footpath along the A6 between Rowsley and Bakewell, though we would advise caution if walking or cycling, due to the busy main road. Bicycles can be left behind the Ticket Office, where we can also provide electric charging.

By Taxi – There are multiple taxi firms situated in close proximity to Haddon Hall. Use the following resources to book from surrounding areas:

Sheffield
City Taxis: 0114 239 3939
Uber (via the app)

Chesterfield
City Taxis: 0114 239 3939
Uber (via the app)

Derby
City Taxis: 0114 239 3939
Peak Premier: 01629 636 877
Uber (via the app)

Bakewell
Rainbow Taxis: 07530 610 063
Peak Premier: 01629 636 877
DJG Taxis: 01629 650 025

Buxton
Rainbow Taxis: 07530 610 063
Peak Premier: 01629 636 877
DJG Taxis: 01629 650 025

Matlock
Rainbow Taxi: 07530 610 063
Peak Premier: 01629 636 877
DJG Taxis: 01629 650 025

Address:

Haddon Hall
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1LA

T: 01629 812 855
E: info@haddonhall.co.uk

Map with directions

Free Guided Tours for Children

Every Monday, we run Free Guided Tours of the Highlights of the Hall for our visitors. These run at regular intervals throughout the day and are included in your admission price.

As the above are more tailored to adults than children, we have recently launched our Free Guided Tours for Children which run on Tuesdays during the Spring and Summer school holidays.

Please visit our Events page for more information.

Stay

For those wishing to extend their stay in the Peak District, our exquisite, award-winning hotel, The Peacock at Rowsley, sits just a stone’s throw from Haddon Hall.

Situated in the heart of Derbyshire, close to the famous market town of Bakewell, the former manor house provides a truly wonderful base for exploring all corners of the Peak District.

Please note that children under 10 are welcome to stay at the Peacock between Monday and Thursday, but sadly not over the weekends.

Visit www.thepeacockatrowsley.com to view availability, menus and for further information.

Gift & Plant Shop

Found at The Gatehouse is our Gift and Plant shop, brimming with exclusive souvenirs, artisanal wares, specialist plants, books, cards, jams, toys and china.

The gift shop also has a wealth of lovely treats for children, including history books, medieval costumes, stationery, soft toys and games.

Our official guidebook is also on sale, which tells the captivating story of the Hall room by room.

Dogs, Fags and Bags

We adore dogs at Haddon Hall, but unfortunately cannot allow them into the Hall, gardens or grounds, aside from guide and support dogs. We are able to provide bowls of water for your dog in the car park, and welcome you to take a stroll on the public footpaths opposite the Hall. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

Smoking & Vaping

Smoking or vaping is not permitted anywhere within the grounds and halls of Haddon Hall.

Bags

For safety and security we do not allow any form of rucksack, large bag or tripods into the Hall. We suggest bags and photographic equipment of this description are left locked in your car or alternatively they can be stored in the safe care of the guides at the Duke’s Tower Entrance.

Accessibility

We welcome all visitors to Haddon Hall, but please note that there are many uneven floors and steps around the site due to the age and architecture of the building.

If in doubt, we recommend reading our full accessibility statement below, or call ahead for further information.

VIEW FULL ACCESS STATEMENT

 

Buggy Service

Haddon Hall operates a buggy service for visitors unable to navigate the 366 metres to the hall from the Gatehouse entrance. The buggy stops are at the entrance gatehouse and at the end of the drive near the restaurant. This service can be arranged via the car park or ticket office staff. Please note the service is not available in extreme weather and is subject to availability.