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Hatfield House

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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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Interesting period house

We have been to the grounds of Hatfield House dozens of times and often say that we must make time to visit the house. This year we did just that. There is quite a bit to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sharpe26
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Woking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited with my sister on a Friday to this lovely house, famous for being the childhood home of Elizabeth 1st. What a gorgeous house, still owned by a titled family to this day, which is why it's not a National Trust place. Stupidly expensive to visit though, £16 each, and when you go in there isn't much information available... More 

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Thank Natasha H
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall experience was good. However a few things let down this impressive gem of English history. As many previous reviewers here have said the restaurant is pleasant but over priced. The house itself is wonderful but lacks written detail as you walk around. The suspicious part of me wonders is this to encourage the hiring of an audio guide at... More 

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Thank Pollyb523
Widnes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A last minute trip. A well worth the journey. If you like stately homes that have connections to royalty you will love this. Childhood home of Elizabeth 1. Our son is disabled and part of the house was difficult for him i.e. the spiral staircase down to the kitchen.

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Thank RevRFC
Bedford, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to the grounds of Hatfield House dozens of times and often say that we must make time to visit the house. This year we did just that. There is quite a bit to see and some very helpful staff or maybe volunteers who are friendly and full of information about the house, its contents and history. We... More 

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Thank Sharpe26
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is more to Hatfield House than just the deeply historical palace. When you have enjoyed that be sure to walk around the park, which is vast. There are the most beautiful ancient trees which I am sure could tell their own stories if only they could talk, but let their gnarled beauty let your imagination run wild. As a... More 

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a party of four adults and visited this house useing tesco points which greatly reduces the admission prices. The weather was very hot and decided to view the house first as it offered shade from the sun after the walk from the free car park. each room on the ground and first floors were beautifully decorated and filled... More 

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Thank alan c
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband to Hatfield House, I hadn't been for over 30 years so was looking forward to a lovely day out. Cost of entry is £16.00 per adult, that includes the house and the West Gardens, if you want a tour of the old Palace that's an extra £3.00 of if you want to visit the East... More 

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malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a really lovely and quiet place to visit. really lovely gardens and peaceful. a place to go for some relaxing time

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Thank charlotzammit
Brighton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Hatfield House last week with my family and we had a wonderful day out, thank you. I’m keen to offer a little feedback, which I hope somebody will read…… The main reason I drove up from Brighton is because of the RLI Troopie / Trooper Statue. I was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (as she was) and grew up... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Hatfield, and had never actually visited Hatfield House. When some family were recently staying with us we decided to try it. We arrived on a Sunday when they had a Farmer's Market running. Lots of good stuff to buy so worth planning a visit to coincide with this being here. The grounds and gardens are vast, and... More 

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