Unlock the secrets of the Tudor queen who never was

Near Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Step into the treacherous world of Wolf Hall to trace the turbulent life of Arbella Stuart, niece of Mary Queen of Scots, in Derbyshire.

Gain an intriguing insight into the tragic times of Arbella Stuart, granddaughter of the indomitable Bess of Hardwick, at the National Trust’s Hardwick Hall near Chesterfield.

Discover at this fascinating heritage attraction why Arbella had a genuine claim to the English throne but was disgraced at court, thwarted in love, then was imprisoned and died in the Tower of London.

Immerse yourself in her ill-starred story in Bess’s Elizabethan masterpiece – described as ‘more glass than wall’. Judge whether the historic house was built as a palace fit for a queen or a prison for a forgotten princess.

Live like a member of the royal family in one of three holiday cottages on the estate, or on the fringe of the Peak District at the boutique Peak Edge Hotel.

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Hardwick HallView of Hardwick Hall © Visit Peak District

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