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 Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, and Dame Judi Dench. Also the BBC's 2006 production of Jane Eyre starring Toby Stevens and Ruth Wilson and, most recently, the feature film Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, released in the UK September 2011.
2015 opening times:
12 noon to 5pm (last admission 4pm)
April: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
Easter: 1st to 7th April inclusive
May to September: daily (closed on weekend of 30th & 31st May)
October: Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Christmas: 5th to 16th December inclusive, 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3:30pm)
For details of Special and Evening Events, visit the Haddon Hall website