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Address: Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5HX, England
Phone Number: +44 1707 287010
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of...
Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House.
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Beautiful House

A really lovely house, most amazingly decorated and furnished. Helpful friendly staff, especially the young lady in the ticket office who helped us with car parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
wendyanddavid536
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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337 reviews 337 reviews
191 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A really lovely house, most amazingly decorated and furnished. Helpful friendly staff, especially the young lady in the ticket office who helped us with car parking directions. The room guides also were friendly and informative. Extensive parkland to wander through, and beautiful gardens (though we only viewed these from the windows of the house as it was raining). As well... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A stunning house with lovely gardens and parkland. We found the staff in each room to be very friendly and ready to answer any queries. I found the kitchen most interesting, especially listening on the telephone to the lady talking about her life as a kitchen maid around the 1920's. Overall a great visit!

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Living close by I often visit the house and gardens. Even if only to get a cup of tea in the cafe. Gardens always lovely and the house tranquil and so.show soothing. Perhaps its the history that permeates the air. Well worth a visit.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderfull gardens and park with 300 years old gigantic trees, great rooms with interesting decor in the house, good visitor shops, a bit overpriced soft drinks, but clean toilets, free car parking and after buying a full adult ticket, the lady upgraded us for unlimited free comebacks this year which is great because we didn't have time for the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have visited Hatfield House a few times in the past but we had a great experience at today's visit. It was a lot quieter than usual, so we spent a fair bit of time talking to the guides. We were so impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm. Thank you very much. We look forward to our next visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Its £10 to just walk the gardens and estate which is far too much we went there with my partners dad who had always wanted to go and he felt the weeds and wonky hedges were a let down, We also felt £16 was too much to see the few rooms of the house that were open. Quite a lot... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Perhaps it's just me but this is event is getting a bit 'Samie', i.e. Same thing year in year out, same layout, ( all though the circle of marquees looks a lot smaller than previous years) same producers, same products in the same place as last year and the year before that... Don't get me wrong, within the Craft tents... More 

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Hatfield H, Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we have passed your comments on to the Event Organisers and they have responded as below. "Thank you for your review. As event organisers have tried various layouts and the current format has proved to be the most popular making it easy to work around the show so nothing is missed. We only accept around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I took my 15 month old to the farm. She loved the animals especially the sheep and goats which was lucky because that was most of the farm. There was was also an area for ducks and geese, donkeys, ponys,cows, pigs, 3 rabbits, 1 peacock and a turkey. There was also a sandpit with diggers she enjoyed playing with but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went back to visit again after last going some years ago on a school trip. Main Tudor building is fantastically preserved and is rich on history. The grounds are vast and beautiful and for children there is an animal farm too. Plus you have a cafe, gift shop, art shop and other bits on regularly to compliment your trip. Recommended... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This review does not include the house, which I know is also well worth a visit. The buildings are, to me, beautiful and steeped in history with close association of Henry 8th, and where Elizabeth stayed in 1558 when she was told she was Queen. I write about the gardens and the wooded Park areas, the Farm, and the Stable... More 

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