An alliance of two great historic houses: Haddon and Hardwick unite to celebrate the anniversary of Smythson

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To mark 400 years this October since the death of the architect Robert Smythson – whose work was behind the design of many of the country’s important Elizabethan houses – two of the country’s finest historic houses are coming together for the first time ever, to offer joint tours.

Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, both located in Derbyshire, are uniting to offer special Smythson Tours throughout October, giving visitors a unique opportunity to explore in one day the architect’s designs at these two historic sites.

Hardwick Hall Hardwick Hall

Whilst Hardwick Hall is a recognised masterpiece of Smythson’s architectural style, it’s still to be finally proven that his designs were behind the magnificent Long Gallery at Haddon Hall, but many clues point to Smythson’s work… *

The Long Gallery at Haddon hall The Long Gallery at Haddon Hall

Owner of Haddon Hall, Lady Edward Manners, says: “Linking Haddon with Hardwick Hall and The National Trust is a…

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