Haddon Hall open to visitors

Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant.

Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect 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.

Haddon Hall

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 Hall

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.

Full Garden access – Extra terraces of the garden will be open daily in June and July and every Friday in May, August and September (subject to conditions).  Normal admission rates apply.

A chance to explore the whole of the garden including the private terraces, down to the river bank.

Haddon Flowers

Our Fountain Terrace was replanted by Chelsea Award winner Arne Maynard in 2011, and looks splendid as it matures and fills the garden with all shades of pink and purple.

Hazel tying

The replanting of the Bowling Green Terrace continues, with a Elizabethan inspired knot garden.  We are very privileged to have Arne Maynard as our Garden Designer – Gold Medal winner for the Laurent-Perrier Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2012.

2014 Opening times:

12 noon to 5pm (last admission 4pm)

May to September

Open daily (closed Friday 11th July to Sunday 13th July)

Summer Late Night Opening

Every Thursday during June and July, the Hall and Gardens will remain open until 8pm (last admission 7.15pm).  The Gift Shop and Restaurant will also be open late.


Saturday, Sunday and Mondays only


6th -17th December daily 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3:30pm)


Adults £10.00
Concessions £9.50
Children £5.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £28.00
Regular Visitor £18.00
Car Parking £1.50 per car
Coach parking Free


Minimum 15 Persons:
Adults £9.00, Concessions £8.50
Guided tours £12.00 per person
(minimum charge £120.00). Booking essential, please phone 01629 812855.


Children £4.50 (one adult free with every 10 children), Extra adults £8.50
Costume room £25.00 per room (max  20 persons) suitable for those 7-11 years.
Free copy of resource pack on confirmation of first booking.

Special Note

We welcome all visitors, but be aware that access for visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users is restricted. Due to the age of Haddon, there are uneven floors and steps within the house/gardens, this should be kept in mind when visiting. Please call in advance for further information. No dogs permitted other than assistance dogs.



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