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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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Farm/Play area/Stable Yard

Have only visited once before and it was just as good the second time - we only visited the Park Farm, play area (Bloody Hollow) and stable yard. For a family day out I think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A great day out, we have been 3 times so far and planning on going back this May for the Living crafts event. Fantastic history, Hatfield house has stunning gardens, a stable yard which hosts some excelent market days. Well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

During our 30th wedding anniversary trip to see out two sons in England, our youngest, Timothy, brought us to Hatfield House - and what a treat! it was a beautiful day, 30 July 2014, spent with wonderful people (my wife and youngest son), in a splendid setting, seeing absolutely majestic rooms, trappings and items! We spend as much time in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Have only visited once before and it was just as good the second time - we only visited the Park Farm, play area (Bloody Hollow) and stable yard. For a family day out I think this is great value for money, £5 for an adult and £2 for a child which includes a huge play area with a replica of... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We did have a slight problem finding the entrance in spite of previous visits due to road works, more brown signs might help. The Jacobean house is still lived in and consequently the number of rooms you can see is limited but still worthwhile. We had several friendly and informative conversations with the staff so were surprised by negative comments... More 

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Hertfordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was a bit disappointed about the lack of stalls for the market as I had expected more than 6!! However the grounds and small shops were well worth a look. I will definitely go back when it is not a Bank Holiday.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited Hatfield House today for a midweek trip to somewhere new. Although there was an April chill and lots of families with children - it was the school holidays) neither of those put a dampner on the day. Hatfield House is undenably impressive but I also felt it failed to engage me fully. I found myself comparing it with Hampton... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As I'm using crutches at the moment I wasn't sure how much of the house I'd be able to see, especially as stairs are difficult. My daughter enquired inside the main House entrance (up a long flight of steps!) and we were directed to the kitchen door (the lower ground floor exit at the normal end of the tour) We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful garden, which is worth a visit by itself. The woodland is beautiful. But the attraction is a success despite the way it is organised not because of it. Couldn't seem to cope with the heavy number of visitors on April 6 Bank Holiday. The cafe was a shambles. Only one type of sandwich available at 1 o'clock and staff... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Been here today. I only live a mile down the road but never been until today. Had to pay a £10 season ticket to visit the grounds (which I am fine with as it's English heritage). Had a lovely hour walk with my dog around the grounds, very peaceful and lovely pretty pathways. Didn't visit the house or any shops... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great house and nice gardens although not extensive and perhaps expensive as a day out therefore. We were forced into some kind of validation process on our tickets making them valid for a year but think we did most of everything today! Was almost put off by rude and officious woman on the front door of the house but pleased... More 

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