Hardwick Hall: The Derbyshire National Trust property that was used as Malfoy Manor in Harry Potter

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire posed as the family home to the Malfoys (Harry Potter's nemesis)

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Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire doubles up as the home of the Malfoy family in Harry PotterHardwick Hall in Derbyshire doubles up as the home of the Malfoy family in Harry Potter
Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire doubles up as the home of the Malfoy family in Harry Potter

I think we can all agree that Derbyshire is pretty magical, but did you know its got a pretty epic link to Harry Potter?

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire was used to film the exterior scenes of Malfoy Manor, the family home of Lucius, Narcissa, and Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter's Slytherin nemesis).

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In the wizarding world, the impressive property would have also homed Dobby the House Elf while he was under the "care" of the Malfoy family.

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Hardwick Hall appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, with some help from CGI effects (you know, to make it extra miserable looking, with all those Death Eaters around).

Malfoy Manor is also where Lord Voldemort (gasps, sorry 'He Who Must Not Be Named') planned the second war, where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are held captive by Snatchers.

Back in the real world (there are fewer owls and spell books here) Hardwick Hall is a National Trust property. It is regarded as one of the most architecturally significant Elizabethan properties in the UK.

Hardwick Hall is an architecturally impressive property in Derbyshire  Hardwick Hall is an architecturally impressive property in Derbyshire
Hardwick Hall is an architecturally impressive property in Derbyshire
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Located near Chesterfield, the property is around 40 minutes from Derby city centre but is a great location for a day trip - especially if you're a Potterhead.

While the house is exceptional, the grounds of Hardwick Hall are equally impressive boasting views of rolling hills and a Grade I listed parkland.

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You can follow walks which wind through ancient trees and countryside - don't worry Aragog isn't waiting for you.

You can plan your full trip and find out more about the magnificent property on the National Trust website or by clicking here.