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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I visit twice a week with my dogs and enjoy it as much year in year out. The grounds a clean and well kept and the staff are friendly and helpful. It events are generally well organised with battle proms being the highlight of my family's year.

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Essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Entry Fee expensive,then audio tour is extra. Beautiful Gardens. Quirky shops with a real old fashioned toyshop

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Harpenden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There is no question that Hatfield House is a beautiful place. In fact it really is gorgeous. I found the staff friendly and quite knowledgeable. But there is a down side - MONEY. It is a VERY expensive place to go. Everything is money orientated. You have to pay to get in, that is fine and expected but not £15.50... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent gardens with interesting sculptures you could buy if you have a spare few hundred grand. Well set out and looked after. However, a number of the gardens which you thought you would be let into see when you purchase your ticket are not included. Beware.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stable yard shops including restaurant - dogs allowed . Children's play park, farm, tractor rides - no dogs allowed Hatfield house and gardens beautiful

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