Designed and built for Bess of Hardwick who became the richest lady in the land after Queen Elizabeth I. Born at the original Hardwick Hall that is adjacent to the Elizabethan building, Bess made her way through life from a Governess to being a very powerful lady. Her Success was in part due to her Four marriage partners that she had and becoming heir to their fortunes.  
When her final marriage to the Earl of Shrewsbury became irreconcilable she bought the Old Hardwick Hall and he estate of her late impoverished brother and set about building the grand Elizabethan Mansion you see today. 
In December the Hall is decorated for Christmas with Garlands and Christmas Trees making it a magical place to visit.  
Please Note the Elizabethan Hall is run by the National Trust and is fully open . The Old Hall is owned by English Heritage and is currently closed to visitors for restoration work; the English Heritage Shop and Exhibition is still open to visitors with free admission 
Price for National Trust Members: £19.75 (Membership Cards to the National Trust are required 
Price for Non-Members £33.00 includes admission price into house and gardens 
Depart from Kings Norton Railway Station at 09:30, Bournville Linden Road at 09:35, 
Selly Oak Harborne Lane at 09:45, Harborne Lordswood Road at 09:55 and City Centre Dudley Street at 10:20 
To Reserve a place on this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form.  
Enjoyed Buscot park especially the gardens 
DB - Buscot Park (via Facebook) 19th July 2017 
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