Group Visits

Create the perfect visit for your group or society, with tours tailored to your interests and themes, from history to architecture, gardening to tapestries.

Introduction

Our dedicated tour bookings team can work with you to develop a bespoke group itinerary for your visit. This may include specialist guided tours, dining in our 17th Century stable block restaurant or simply a leisurely stroll around the grounds at your own pace; anything you need to create an ideal day out.

GROUP AND TRAVEL TRADE GUIDE BROCHURE 2019/20

Tours

The Haddon Self-Guided Visit
Enjoy Haddon and its gardens at your leisure. If you have any questions our knowledgeable and friendly guides found within the Hall, will be on hand to answer any questions.

The Haddon Hall Guided Tour
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Our most popular tour explores the 900 year architectural, social and family history of the Hall. Our expert guide will explain how the family lived within Haddon, how the Tudor kitchens functioned, will provide  interpretations of the rare frescoes secco on the Chapel walls, the importance of the Tudor and Elizabethan rooms, the history of the tapestries and much more..

This tour is ideal for any visitor seeking a general and insightful overview of the history of the Hall and the family who have lived in it.

Guided Garden History Tour
Duration: 1 hour
Lead by one of our knowledgeable guides, discover how the gardens evolved from their medieval ‘hut-yard’, or orchard, origins to the dramatic terraced gardens you see today, designed by the famed Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson.

Tour with Head Gardener
Duration: 1 hour
In the company of our Head Gardener, Lindsay Berry, discover the secrets behind our beautiful gardens and their organic management. Hear of the historic uses of the plants that now grow in the Knot Garden and Bowling Terrace borders. Discover the treasures of the medieval flowery mead and learn how to recreate the spirit of Haddon in your own home using some of our favourite plants. The tour can be tailored to suit your group’s requirements and can be combined with an indoor presentation if the weather is inclement.

The Haddon Hall and Garden Guided Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Greeted by one of our guides at the Ticket Office, our Hall and Garden Guided Tour covers all the aspects of the Hall guided Tour but also offers a brief history of the structure and historical development of the Gardens.

For Specialist and Bespoke Tours, please refer to our Group and Travel Trade Guide 2019/20.

Our Tours Booking Team, will be happy to discuss your group’s visit with you, and help you select the perfect tour.

Prices

We strive to create a unique experience for each group, so prices may vary depending on group size, visitor type and requirements. Please see below our general costings:

2019

Self-Guided Visits (groups of 10 or more)
Adults – £15.75 per person
Concessions – £14.00 per person

Guided Tours (March to October) (groups of 10 or more)
Haddon Hall Guided Tour  – £18.50 per person
Guided Garden History Tour  – £18.50 per person
Guided Hall and Garden Tour  – £21.00 per person
Tour with Head Gardener – £25.00 per person

2020

Self-Guided Visits (groups of 10 or more)
Adults – £16.50 per person
Concessions – £15.00 per person

Guided Tours (March to October) (groups of 10 or more)
Haddon Hall Guided Tour  – £20.00 per person
Guided Garden History Tour  – £20.00 per person
Guided Hall and Garden Tour  – £22.50 per person
Tour with Head Gardener – £25.00 per person

(It is possible to book a private guided tour for fewer than 10, but minimum charges will apply).

We ask groups to make one payment on arrival, by cheque, card or cash.

The cost of your tour also includes re-admission into the Hall and gardens, so you can return to view them at your leisure and absorb any details you may have missed.

Our Tours Booking Team will be happy to discuss your group’s visit with you, and help you select the perfect tour. Please call 01629 810912, or email info@haddonhall.co.uk to discuss dates and make arrangements.

Opening Dates

Between April and October, tours can be arranged from 9.30am, organised to suit the time of your group’s arrival. Our Gift Shop can also be opened, with prior notice, for visitors to purchase souvenirs as they leave the estate.

During our closed season we undertake conservation work and cleaning. While it is still possible to arrange visits during this time, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate all tours.  We suggest Tour organisers contact our Tours Booking Team on 01629 810912, or by email info@haddonhall.co.uk to check availability.

Please note that tours on our normal closed days in January, February, March and November will have additional charges.

Dates 2019:

12th April – 31st October
7 days a week

Christmas
1st – 23rd December

Dates 2020:

1st April – 31st October
7 days a week

Christmas
1st – 23rd December

Food & Drink

The Haddon Restaurant is a comfortable retreat, offering exclusive tour group menus which can be pre-booked to accommodate groups large and small.

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

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.

How to book

Please call or contact our dedicated Tour Bookings Team on 01629 810 912, or by email on: info@haddonhall.co.uk to discuss your requirements and check availability.

All groups must be of 10 or more visitors and be pre-booked four weeks in advance of your visit by submitting your Group_booking_form. Your tour will be confirmed upon receipt of a Confirmation of Booking Letter from us to you.

Payment can be made on the day at the Ticket Office by cash, card or cheque made payable to Haddon Hall. For UK travel companies, an invoice can be raised for payment following your visit.  For overseas travel companies, we request payment in advance by bank transfer; please ask for details during the booking process.

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.

With sixteen decadent bedrooms, sumptuous fine dining menus and the same historic charm you’ll find at the Hall itself, The Peacock is sure to add a touch of luxury to your visit, making your Peak District escape one to remember.

Please be aware that availability is limited, and we may not be able to accommodate large groups. Where we can, we offer group discounts for stays at The Peacock. As such, we advise that you contact us in advance with your requirements, so we can provide the ideal experience for you and your party.

Visit www.thepeacockatrowsley.com or telephone 01629 733518 to enquire about availability, menus and further information.

Parking

Coach Parking
(per coach) FREE
Car Parking
(per car) £3.00

For further information on how to get here, see the directions section below.

Our car park is situated across the road from the hall and grounds, on the opposite side of the A6. We have a designated coach parking area, close to the entrance and on hard surface.

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 and note that the car park can become extremely crowded during special events, in which case, overflow parking is provided in the field beyond.

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

Gift & Plant Shop

Found in 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.

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 access statement here, or call ahead for further information.

Buggy Service 
Haddon 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.

Pram & Pushchairs
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.

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

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