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Hatfield House

Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5NQ, England
01707 287010
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Ranked #1 of 8 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Well, Hatfield is one of the architectural sights of the land - a Jacobean (and Victorian pastiche Jacobethan) palace. Consequently, having driven past it for nearly 70 years up and down the A1 and never once having darkened its doors, in June we relented and called in en route down to family in north London. Good points: The house (what... More

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the gardens during the Great British Sculpture show in July (the show finishes at the end of September). Wonderful formal gardens and the sculptures dotted around the west garden into the woodland made for a very interesting stroll-cum-treasure hunt! The shops in the yard are also good for a browse, more interesting than the usual stately home gift shops... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lots to see in the house and gardens. I loved the sculpture trail; some really interesting, unusual and amusing pieces displayed in fabulous surroundings. Worthy of 5 stars ... but just too expensive. One of the main gardens was closed on the last Sunday in July, surely one of the busiest days of the year. Tip: arrive early, do the... More

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We live about 15 miles north of Hatfield House, but it's one of those places, that we've always meant to visit, but haven't until today that is. Parking was easy and free, and after a short walk passed the old palace, you enter a courtyard of individual shops and a restaurant. We purchased our tickets - £15.50 each - though... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Hatfield Medieval Banquet takes place within the impressive 15th Century Great Hall of the Old Palace of Hatfield House, previously the childhood home to Elizabeth I. Dining visitors range from couples to small groups and larger party groups. We were seated at a long banqueting table in the Great Hall and enjoyed a traditional English four course dinner, including... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Home to the Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury, this property has been in the Cecil family for over 400 years. This Jacobean house is one of England's Treasure Houses and lives up to the distinction undoubtedly. Two famous portraits of Queen Elizabeth, the Rainbow and the Ermine, can been seen hear, along with many priceless items gifted to the Cecil's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Spent a wonderful day at Hatfield House with my son. (not a teen but strangely, Trip Advisor only gives compulsory options where families have to be with 'young children' or 'teens') Very friendly reception by the gate keeper at the entrance to the property. Great house with many interesting and impressive exhibits, but surprisingly little information readily available - booklet-wise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First time to the battle proms Brilliant Great setting, the fireworks were amazing best we have ever seen and was in perfect time to the music of the New English Orchestra who were amazing then a fly over from the spitfire was incredible what a display, First world war gun salute was just as good as the performance from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A really lovely place with plenty to do and full of history! If 400 year old houses with gorgeous gardens and amazing grounds is your thing then do please visit! The house itself is amazing full of vibrant history! I just found it a little pricey! It was only 2 of us, but entry plus a nice lunch was £55!... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. We did the longer, four mile walk and mostly had the woods and river entirely to ourselves. Also looked round the house, partook of excellent tea and cakes in the cafe, and admired the formal gardens and wonderful sculptures dotted around another part of the grounds. The shops are great, there's a nice atmosphere, the... More

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