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Address: Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5ER, England
Phone Number: +44 1707 287010
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury...

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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History and a lovely walk

Spent most of the afternoon touring stately manor and then walking extensive grounds. Docents were very accommodating of questions and provided great context for House. Primary... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rowayton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As you walk up the hill from the modern busy world you are soon transported back a 100 years plus. You see the old houses and cottages and a wonderful old church unspoilt. As I entered the grounds through a beautiful arched gate I came across an atmosphere of time past. Being December the Stable shop area had been transformed... More 

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent most of the afternoon touring stately manor and then walking extensive grounds. Docents were very accommodating of questions and provided great context for House. Primary gardens were closed during our visit, but there are extensive walking paths, providing a choice of distances. The only complaint is that the markers did not coincide with the map. Do not expect to... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon on an audience with Henry vlll. The tour of the garden where Elizabeth 1 sat many hundred years ago was excellent. The tour guide was very informative. There's a restaurant on the site and gift shop, although the gift shop is will over priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazingly beautiful venue. I visited for the christmas fair/market. Wonderful day out. Lots of things to see and to taste too. The marquees were heated which was brilliant too

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Thank ElementL
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see as you walk around, beautiful stroll into the past. A few nice eateries. As its a major tourist site you have to expect pricey souvenirs but you can still find lovely things to buy on a budget.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A different type of stately home. Brick built. Lovely grounds and river walk. Interesting courtyard and shops. Restaurant area good but food very average although cakes are good.

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant place to take younger children, lovely play area, farm, ttactor rides and train rides couldn't ask for more

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Hatfield House and gardens with my elderly mother on the week before it closed for the season. I thought it was rather expensive, especially as the ticket is only valid for the season, and not a calendar year. You have to pay extra for one of the gardens and the farm. Opening hours to some areas are also... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I've been to Hatfield House to different events over the years and always have a good experience, I love it. Last time I went was a work conference and I was very impressed, what a lovely place to go to a conference. We had a 2 course meal but unfortunately it was chicken and I don't eat meat (which I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Hatfield House has certainly earned its place in history, and it was fascinating to go and see it in person. The guides were extremely informative and eager to tell you about the house, and particularly amusing to hear anecdotes about the family who still live here, and of days when film crews and famous actors and actresses were using the... More 

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