SK 235-664 Derbyshire England
Haddon Hall was originally a Norman earthwork stronghold, to which John, Count of Mortain granted a licence in 1195. Richard de Vernon then founded the stone fortified manor house, when he surround his hall, kitchen, chapel and watchtower, with a high uncrenellated wall. The Vernon family, remodelled this great medieval and Tudor stronghouse, until 1740 when the family now the Manners, moved to Belvoir Castle. Its two courtyards, have ranges of buildings and are separated by the banqueting hall, after being largely uninhabited for 200 years, it is one of the finest medieval halls in England. 2 miles north is Bakewell Castle and 10 miles west is Pilsbury Castle.
Haddon Hall is located west of Rowsley, off Haddon Road. 19 miles south-west of Sheffield, on the A621-A619-A6.
The site is owned by the Duke of Rutland and is open daily, May to September, Saturday, Sunday and Monday April and October, 12:00-5:00pm, check website for details.
There is a car park.