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Hatfield House

Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5NQ, England
01707 287010
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Hatfield
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gainsborough
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful rooms in the house and friendly informative guides. We were particularly impressed with the painted ceiling panels & stained glass window in the chapel....breathtaking! The big surprise was the Sculpture Show which featured 84 amazing sculptures-all of which are for sale. This exhibition which is spread throughout the grounds ends 30th September. There are some interesting gift shops &... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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139 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Living in Watford, it took us a while to finally get around to making the short drive up to Hatfield. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed strolling through the gardens and exploring the house itself. There were plenty of interesting things to look at inside the house, and information was scattered around to give some context to the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have waited a long time to travel to this lovely house and was not disappointed at all! From the moment we arrived and were greeted by a car park attendant who dashed ahead of us to personally show us where we could park in the busy car park to the volunteers in the house and café staff, the whole... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I met my best friend here one sunny September Sunday and we had a lovely day! We created our lunch from the farmers' market stalls in the main visitors' courtyard, which was a tasty treat (olives and focaccia and a vegetable samosa each!) and then, once sated, we wandered up into the main house. For someone used to all the... More

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been waiting 50 years to see this house and I wasn't disappointed! We had a wonderful day viewing the house itself and its lovely treasures, including two original portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. The gardens are interesting with places to sit and enjoy and the old palace was as I had always imagined. Only down side - despite... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Another "tudor inspired" visit for us....for which we had high expectations, however have to say the house was a little disappointing, we visited the new palace, which had some lovely paintings but some did seem over restored and badly lit and so it made it difficult to see the detail in some of the painting. We went because of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The history surrounding the house is amazing. We were lucky enough to arrive in time for a tour of the Old Palace which was wonderful!!! The guide was extremely passionate about the whole place and it's history! On another note the "restaurant" could really improve it's food choices and overall organisation. More like a cafeteria than a restaurant!

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Hertfordshire
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The parking directions on route were unhelpful, after driving around the tiny roads of olde Hatfield,we ended up parking in a public parking lot free for 2 hours, no return within 2 hours. Two of us had coffee and cake - which although pricey (£12) was delicious. We meandered around the shops, which I'll definitely go back to come Christmas... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A sunny day, three little ones, one slightly bigger one ,two adults and a picnic we headed to Hatfield House Farm and were pleasantly surprised at the price (£12 for all) this included a tractor and train ride as well as entrance to the playground and to see the animals. The playground was maybe a bit big for our little... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I bought a friend here who'd never been. The whole place is beautiful and in particular the Chapel room with the stained windows and paintings is absolutely stunning. Some of the sculptures were absolutely brilliant and as others have mentioned you can buy them - if you have a couple of thousands of pounds to spare. The entry fee was... More

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