Haddon Hall, Derbyshire…… standing high above the River Wye
Over 900 years Haddon Hall has towered over the River Wye. It has withstood all the turmoil and dangers that time and English history has endured over the intervening centuries.
It is also one of the oldest Houses in the country. Surprisingly Haddon Hall is still owned by the Manners Family over all those years…. it has also remained very much as it was built, avoiding all the fashionable Georgian and Victorian restyling that many other old houses have undergone.
Stand in the Lower Courtyard, you can literally drink in the historical atmosphere created by the passage of time…
Like so many Castles and Country Houses, Haddon has its own Chapel.
The Chapel may well be small… but it is well worth a visit in its own right. It is an intriguing Medieval Chapel. Wooden Box Pews and Carved Screen, Flagged Stone Floor, Exposed Timbered ceiling, Coloured Glass window, and even more stimulating the rather stylish 15th century fresco wall paintings. A design ,that would not be out of place, on a designer wall covering in the 2021’s
If your visit is a summer visit, then you can also enjoy the bonus of a walk arround the Terraced Rose Gardens….. a treat in their own right.
Haddon Hall is a worth inclusion on any tour….but until we can all start planning such trips…
Please Remember to ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2021