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Hatfield House

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Address: Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5HX, England
Phone Number: +44 1707 287010
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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

It is worth visiting this beautiful house and it's gardens for its history and architecture. This is where Elizabeth I found out she had ascended to the throne and you can see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

£16 per adult to view house, garden and park which appeared pricey. The cafe prices were comparable to an airport. House is okay but not much of it is open to the public so the visit is very short. The gardens are underwhelming and the park is just okay. I wouldn't return and I won't be bringing my family here... More 

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Northwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The house and gardens were beautiful, the staff were really helpful and keen to share their knowledge about the house. It was a real treat to see the two famous Elizabeth first portraits in the main house. There are some lovely shops in the courtyard and the main restaurant was excellent. Thoroughly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is worth visiting this beautiful house and it's gardens for its history and architecture. This is where Elizabeth I found out she had ascended to the throne and you can see the oak tree where she was told. Get an audio tour for £3 - it's worth it for the extra information it gives you. Lots of rooms to... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There's plenty for children here and reduced family prices (but £10 per adult for entry to the park and gardens). We already visited the house a few years ago which was very enjoyable and noticed on this visit the travelling cinema show. There are lots of events going on here and worth checking out their website. But there has been... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Spent half of the day here, as kids got bored,, was a pleasant visit. The food and drinks are a bit pricey, Plenty of parking

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

£20 for two adults to walk a dog in the grounds. This includes entrance to West Garden - dogs not allowed. Ridiculous thing is from the pedestrians entrance you can easily roam the grounds free of charge if you claim to be just coming to the shops. Very disappointed and feeling ripped off.

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

Thank you for your comments. Dogs are VERY welcome at Hatfield House, but unfortunately they are not allowed in the formal Gardens. There are numerous park walks available for you to use in many acres of Parkland. The tickets you purchased can be upgraded to Season Tickets for free and used until the end of September. So you could come... More 

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

lovely house, very interesting, guide available very interesting and helpful, guide books available. Gardens are lovely, and usually a exhibition on in gardens. Some great walks in the grounds of the park,

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Bits of this historical garden/venue (call it what you will) close. In fact they're pretty much closed all the time. Normally this wouldn't be too bad if what was open was interesting. It isn't. If you want to run a business (which it is, after all) don't close gardens every day except Wednesday. I had very few requirements for my... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I visited Hatfield house with some friends (aged 25-35) in April and had a lovely time. There is plenty to do, with a mini-farm, shops, a gallery, dog groomers, music shop/lessons, bridal shop and souvenir shop. There are 2 cafes - one serving Costa and ice-cream, and another offering cake, ice-cream, hot and cold drinks, and a selection of hot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a fabulous day out, the guided tour of the old palace was great, the tour guide so very enthusiastic, the Tudor reenactment group were just fantastic, it brought it all to life. Their costumes were brilliant, my grandson was given a medal by 'Ann Boleyn' and my daughter propositioned by a rakish 'Henry Vlll'. The house, gardens and... More 

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