Hatfield House

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Hatfield House

Hatfield House
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Temporarily closedClosed until Apr 2, 2022
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The Park & Woodland Walks will be open for Halloween and Christmas. Please visit the website for full opening details. Hatfield House & Gardens are now closed for the 2021 season. The Stable Yard shops and Coach House Kitchen are open each Tuesday-Sunday.
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Marisa Rivero
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The old palace is beautiful. Really recommend to visit. Dermort Burke was an excellent tour guide very friendly and a fountain of knowledge. Looking forward to come in summer to visit the house
Written December 9, 2021
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Rimsh
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
The highlight of our trip to Hatfield House last week was the spectacular tour given by Mr. Dormet. His passion, depth of knowledge, and entertaining delivery made the Tudors come alive. The tour of the Old Palace, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I, transformed into a live action experience at the hands of our competent gentlemen and guide. We look forward to completing the rest of the tour in the summer once Hatfield House is open (built using the bricks of the old palace). Highly recommended!
Written November 29, 2021
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Allie C
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Business
Whilst visiting Hatfield House, I had the ultimate pleasure of being show ‘The Rainbow Portrait’ by Dermot. Dermot’s kind, passionate and enthusiastic demeanour was infectious and his clear passion and knowledge made the experience even more special. Everywhere you glance in Hatfield House is uniquely special and has historic significance- and Dermot will the man to tell you all about it :)
Written October 18, 2021
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CharcoalRose
49 contributions
Sep 2021
Have lived around Hatfield House most of my life. Took a Canadian friend there today and was offered a tour of the old palace - it was EXCEPTIONAL. Unfortunately the last day for this year, but Dermot was amazing, he researched the history and brought everything to life - how I wish he had been my history teacher!

The Grounds are amazing at this time of year too. Not too many people either - I ended up picking up rubbish left by inconsiderate visitors to the woodland walk (what's the matter with people?)
Written September 26, 2021
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Graham27O
Stevenage, UK8 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The talk at the old palace was great. And the house is unique to see and experience, dated from Elizabeth 1 and yet in top condition. So many more recent buildings are modelled on this place , and it is so well maintained, that it looks younger than it is. Guides in the house were very knowledgeable and helpful. Also lots of brilliant gardens.
Written September 9, 2021
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mazie
Glenfield, UK44 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had a great day here. Lovely house and very knowledgeable and helpful staff and guides from the lovely gent by the car park to the guides in the house itself. Very interesting house and great to see the Rainbow Portrait and the Ermine Portrait close up. The gardens themselves had different paths /walks ranging from 40 mins - 90 mins. We did the 60 mins walk and throughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately the old Palace was not open due to a wedding but the website does state the dates it is open so you aware. Would still recommend and gives you a reason to go back
Written September 7, 2021
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Liz M
London, UK16 contributions
Aug 2021
Had always wanted to visit Hatfield House, however felt a trifle disgruntled as detailed below . The staff were excellent, very welcoming and well versed with the facts about the house. The house is well maintained and immaculate. The telephone in the kitchen - hearing the voice of one of the maids was an interesting & unusual quirk. Our biggest regret was that there was no entry into the historical Old Palace as there was a wedding taking place & the full price ticket was only valid for 4 weeks but worthless as the House was closed the next day - 31 August 2021 & no opportunity to visit the Old Palace - they were getting an income from the wedding so they could have at least given us a voucher to come back to see it, particularly given we paid the full price for the tickets. Even Buckingham Palace, allow the full price tickets to last a year. There are also no concessions for OAPs or even a voucher scheme. They could do a lot more to generate more income & lower the price of the tickets. I was so tempted to suggest ventures for them to consider as it has so much potential.....
Written September 5, 2021
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bomedler
Norwich, UK12 contributions
Aug 2021
From the beginning to the end our tour of the Old Palace was so exceptional. This was down to the guide called Dermot, who's knowledge of the Tudor history was first class. We were blown away by his love for the building, his storytelling, wit and kind human nature to his work environment. The building was beautiful and we felt we were truly rewarded by having this excellent man to share it with. Keep up the good work Liam and know Hatfield House have a little gem in you.
Written September 2, 2021
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Jack
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Beautiful grounds, good food and friendly staff. The staff members posted throughout the house were incredibly knowledgeable and, as importantly, considerate of visitors: they didn't flaunt their facts, instead aiding our curiosity and even sharing a few, very interesting stories about their own journey at the house (they do a lot of filming on-site and the staff seem to be very involved in that too).

The climax of our visit was the tour around the old palace where Queen Elizabeth grew up. You could tell Dermot the tour guide lived and breathed this history, effortlessly capturing our attention from start to finish. Truly someone with spades of talent and a kind, unassuming personality to match it. I'll be returning with family in the near future.
Written September 2, 2021
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Marcia
Lyndhurst, UK55 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Moving through each room of Hatfield House brought another visual delight.
The library was a treat of 10,000 books. The views of the gardens were beautiful from the different rooms.
The guides obviously love their job and the house.
A totally enjoyable afternoon was spent at the house and gardens.
Written August 29, 2021
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