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Hatfield House

Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5NQ, England
01707 287010
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Ranked #1 of 10 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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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I'm a great lover of houses, that`s why I love the winter as i can look into peoples house's as I pass !. Now Hatfield house is a great house to visit and see there is just so must history there it`s one of those house`s you see and feel it as one walks around it. The gardens are to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Took the kids and visited the farm, tractor ride and train ride and feeding the animals enjoyed by all. Bloody hollow adventure was great too and kept the kids well entertained. The negative for me was the restaurant/cafe experience. Went in with two kids and had to walk around the food counters to see what was available with lots of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Go when the monthly antiques on. You can plonk the man in the cafe and shop. Lots of lovely little shops in stable yard. All good, not least the house! pick up a yard card for discounts. Slickly run cafe, nothing like your National Trust plastic fork type place. Busy friendly managers oversee this cafe, with lots of different styles... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Located a short drive from historic St. Albans, this home is well worth a visit. It is a very imposing residence and I believe still used by the family at times. The rooms are stately, beautifully decorated and often with interesting collections. Ceilings are beautifully decorated. Artworks are superb. One large room with armour of the knights was amazing. The... More

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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

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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141 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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