Just found a ticket today (31/MAY/2009) from our visit to Hardwick Hall a National Trust house. I don’t remember it at all! I’m not even sure where it is! I’ll have to see if I’ve any photographys from the day!
I’ve just checked and Hardwick Hall is in Doe Lea, Derbyshire and is one of the most significant Elizabethan country houses in England.
In common with its architect Robert Smythson’s other works at both Longleat House and Wollaton Hall, Hardwick Hall is one of the earliest examples of the English interpretation of the Renaissance style of architecture.
…and yes this information has been half-inched from Wikipedia… read more here: Hardwick Hall at Wikipedia.