Haddon Hall, situated two miles to the south of Bakewell on the A6, was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is perhaps the most perfect example of a medieval manor house in the country. It has been the location for several major feature films and TV dramas over the years and is where the romantic legend of Dorothy Vernon's elopement with John Manners is supposed to have taken place. In recent times the hall was used as Mr Rochester's home, Thornfield, in the BBC's adaptation of Jane Eyre.
The gardens are a delight and believed to be the most romantic in Britain, the colourful, walled garden falls in terraces towards the River Wye. The limestone walls of which are covered by numerous varieties of climbing and and rambler roses.
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