Ghosts of Hardwick Old Hall

Ghostly Ruins of Hardwick Old Hall
Ghostly Ruins of Hardwick Old Hall

In 1587, Bess of Hardwick began building Hardwick Old Hall, which is a beautiful and haunting example of a grand house from the Tudor period.  If you visit it today, you can still see excellent examples of plaster ornament upon the walls.

Ghosts of Hardwick Old Hall

I’ve done a little bit of research to see if there are any tales of ghosts connected with the ruins Hardwick Old Hall and although I haven’t found any within the ruins itself, there are a few ghostly tales from the grounds and the surrounding area. 

  • Ghostly Monk – A couple were driving through Hardwick Park in the evening and both witnessed a ghostly monk with a brilliant white face. ¬†Other accounts also tell of the same monk ghost being seen within days of their account
  • Ghost of Thomas Hobbes – The ghost of Thomas Hobbes, a philosopher, mathematician and writer who worked as a tutor at Hardwick Hall is said to haunt the grounds. ¬†His wish of being buried within the grounds was not granted.
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