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Haddon Hall is located 1.5 miles south of Bakewell on the A6, if you like your stately homes to be steeped in history then romantic battlemented Haddon hall is for you it is like a house trapped in time, it has hardly changed for over 400 years.Romantic Garden

The Haddon Hall of today did not start to take shape until it passed into the hands of the Vernons during the 14th century. It was under their care and in particular that of Richard de Vernon and later Sir Henry Vernon that Haddon Hall took on the shape of the building we are familiar with today. It came into the possession of the Manners Family by Marriage after the Death of Sir George Vernon in 1567, andLong Gallery has remained in the Manners Family ever since. A building has stood on the site from as far back as 1087. Dating from the late 14th century, the Banqueting Hall was the principal dwelling room for the medieval manor and would have been home for between forty and fifty people.

The beautiful gardens at Haddon Hall as they are today are due mainly to the passion of Her Grace the 9th Duchess of Rutland. When she arrived with her husband at the beginning of the 20th century, she encountered a garden overgrown and uncared for. A massive clearance took place and the once grand and then neglected gardens at Haddon were returned to their forHaddon Hall gardensmer glory. Yew trees were planted as well as herbaceous borders, climbing ivy was stripped from balustrades and climbingHaddon Hall river roses planted in their place. Haddon Hall is believed to have one of the most romantic gardens in Britain, the terraced rose gardens are glorious. Roses, clematis and delphiniums soften the harshness of the great stone buttresses and ancient walls of the house itself, and whether visited in Spring or Summer, these wonderful surroundings are the epitome of the English Country Garden.

Over recent years Haddon hall has provided a popular location for film and television productions, including "Elizabeth", "Jane Eyre", "The Prince and the Pauper" and "Moll Flanders".
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