Hardwick Park

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County Durham
TS21 2DN

Tel: 03000 262 899

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Hardwick Park at sunset

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
All VisitorsFree

Parking charges: up to 2 hours - £2.00, over 2 hours - £3.00, Season Ticket - £75.00.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Visit England VAQAS 2009
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • stephenwM5183DF
    Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Pleasant walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th September 2019
    We visited here on a nice day. I'm disabled and use a buggy. The walk around the lake was really pleasant and was wheelchair accessible so didn't miss out on anything. The tea room was also good... Read full review
  • Andrew R
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Beautiful walks with plenty of wildlife.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th October 2019
    It had been a while since we last visited the park but as we were passing we decided to have a look. We parked up (We both thought the parking was free as there was nothing to indicate otherwise so... Read full review
  • PieterB63
    Desford, United Kingdom
    Lovely morning walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th October 2019
    I took a walk around the park while staying at Hardwick Hall. The grounds are very well kept and have a number of interesting buildings bridges and a lovely lake. A great way to spend an hour or two... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Must be on a lead.

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday07:00 - 18:00

* Park open all year, daily 0700-1800; Visitor Centre open 1000-1600. Visitor Centre and Cafe open throughout the festive season. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Cafe open to 6pm Summer.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Hardwick Park is near Sedgefield on the A177 Durham to Stockton road. 2 miles from A1(M)J60. Ample parking on site with coach and accessible parking bays (please note pay and display charges apply at all times).

Public Transport Directions

Nearest bus stop is on Sedgefield high street which is a mile walk to Hardwick Park. Call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for further details.

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