Haddon Hall, just outside Bakewell is a country house that dates back to the 12th century and has barley changed since the middle ages. Full of history and romance, Haddon Hall has been popular location for film makers and one of the finest examples of medieval manor houses in existence with fine rooms and banquet hall and gardens with beautiful rose gardens to explore within the grounds.
One of the finest examples of a Medieval Manor
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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.
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 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.