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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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Currently at Hatfield House on a wet Bank Holiday Monday. House impressive. However after indulging in coffee in the tea rooms and going to gift shop disappointed that despite having a ticket for house, west gardens and park the shop refused to sign and validate our tickets for the pay once visit all season offer. The gift shop staff requested... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We called here on our way back from a visit to Kent. What a magical place! There was quite a walk from the coach park but transport available for those needing it. Unfortunately we didn't have long to stay and we had to decide which of the many areas we should see. We opted to view the sculptures exhibited In... More

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Excellently maintained and impressive. Well worth a visit. The current exhibition of sculptures is excellent and well presented in the park.

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I realise it costs a lot to maintain these houses but this place really seems to be about extracting as much money from visitors as possible. The cafe had a poor choice of food with only one vegetarian sandwich - cheese and pickle. Exciting! The sculpture exhibition in the park was a good idea but they were awful tacky sculptures.... More

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West London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are actually two houses: Hatfield House and the old Tudor Palace. The House is Jacobean built by the Cecil family with magnificent rooms, a private chapel and wonderful paintings, including the Rainbow painting of Queen Elizabeth I. Hatfield Palace is where Henry VIII's children spent much of their childhood and timed tours are available at an extra cost. There... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The grounds were lovely and the house very interesting. There were guides there to help answer any questions. The only downside was it was quite expensive to get into the house, however after we had been in we did feel like we had got our money's worth as there was a sculpture display in the garden too which was worth... More

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York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My partner is a huge fan of batman (1989) and this is the filming location for the interior shots. We're also big Tudor fans so this would be the prefect place to visit. And we weren't disappointed!! Firstly the grounds are beautiful and great to wander around. The house is stunning! We had a wonderful time. I think they should... More

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london
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138 reviews 138 reviews
28 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had not realised that the main house is not the one where Elizabeth 1 st spent her childhood. None the less it is magnificent with fascinating paintings. We found the guides knowledgeable and helpful. We also did the tour of the Old Palace next door,which actually is the place where Elizabeth spent her childhood. There was not much open... More

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