Haddon estate

Haddon Hall History





Haddon Hall

Visit the Haddon Hall website: www.haddonhall.co.uk

Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567.

Described by Simon Jenkins in 1000 Best houses as "the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages", this remarkable old house is surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens and is set amongst the rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park.

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

The house is open to visitors from April to October, with a number of special events being staged throughout the season. School parties and groups are very welcome. Further details can be found within the website.

Haddon has featured in many films and TV programmes including, most recently Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly, Mathew MacFadeyn, and Dame Judy Dench. Also BBC's 2006 production of Jane Eyre starring Toby Stevens and Ruth Wilson.

2009 Opening times:

12 noon to 5pm (last admission 4pm)
April: Saturday, Sunday and Mondays only (4th-27th April)
Easter: Thursday 9th to Tuesday 14th April (incl.)
May to September: Daily (closed Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June)
October: Saturday, Sunday and Mondays only (3rd-26th October)
Christmas: 5th-13th December daily 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3:30pm)