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Hatfield House

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Address: Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5HX, England
Phone Number: +44 1707 287010
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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. Hatfield House is open from Easter Saturday to 30th September each year.

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A wonderful place, great events, delicious food and a lovely atmosphere but why shut the park in winter? It seems odd to close the parkland out of season. I would happily pay to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Emma S
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English first
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful place, great events, delicious food and a lovely atmosphere but why shut the park in winter? It seems odd to close the parkland out of season. I would happily pay to walk there all year.

Thank Emma S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One hundred words are not enough to adequately describe this lovely building and it's periphery. The Old Palace is , due to it's history, probabvly more interesting than the actual, newer, but still worth a visit, Hatfield House. The gardens, although out of season when we visited, can have hours spent in them without even a touch of boredom creeping... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are lovely all year and well looked after. Lovely walks long and short. The house is wonderful and steeped in history. There are shops, tea room and restaurant. Christmas parties there are such fun in a beautiful setting. There is also a farm and playground for children.

Thank Theresa B
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Hatfield house is like stepping into the Renaissance era. Closest place that we can go to if we can't afford to go back to Florence. The house is packed with amazing treasures, full of history. Lovely and informative staff. We had brunch at their in house restaurant and was absolutely impressed with their food. Fresh and locally... More 

Thank Pink L
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a 70 birthday party, staff could not have been more helpful. Even though it was dark the house and grounds were full of history every where you looked.

Thank Michael D J
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit, and so much variety, from the gardens to the shops and beyond. You need to explore

Thank flashgrandma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is a fine example of Jacobean architecture and worth every penny of the admission price. The staircase on entry sets the scene for the rest of the house; the rooms that are open to the public are well furnished and present a fine example of manor life. The volunteer staff are extremely helpfull and a lift is available... More 

1 Thank GSP4
Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I visited this place along with my Family last month. I was quite impressed by the way the site was maintained. The gardens are beautiful and the Hatfield house itself was just amazing. they had a very nice cafe/restaurant in side as well and we really enjoyed our visit to this place. it is a very nice place to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Visited Hatfield House . the scene of Elizabeth 1st's early life, and it was worth every penny of the entrance fee to see such a time capsule of Tudor manor life. The Old Palace is where she actually lived and it needs some forethought to book to get inside the palace but the grounds are magnificent and so is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

If you love English history and have an interest in Tudor architecture,then you will really enjoy a lovely day out at Hatfield House. There are two houses closely linked on the same sight with some lovely gardens In between them.The old Hatfield house has Elizabethan banquets regularly during the year,which are great fun and the New House has so many... More 

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