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Hatfield House

Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5ER, England
+44 1707 287010
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Sad, an antique with all the patina scrubbed away

The good: the organisation is first-class, the walk through the main building easy to follow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CharlesLondonUK
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London, United Kingdom
A family wedding

We attended the wedding of my wifes niece in Hatfield House in the part they call The Palace.It was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
willtravel6062
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“old palace” (95 reviews)
“childhood home” (13 reviews)
“stable yard” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5ER, England
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+44 1707 287010
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"old palace"
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"childhood home"
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"stable yard"
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"west garden"
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"beautiful house"
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"the main house"
in 27 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 9 reviews
"room guides"
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"open to the public"
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"formal gardens"
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"cafe restaurant"
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"queen elizabeth"
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"henry viii"
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"ticket office"
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"lovely grounds"
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"kings cross"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The good: the organisation is first-class, the walk through the main building easy to follow, helpful staff in almost every room. The less good: the place is TOO organised. You are steered along the prescribed route, with little or no chance to meander and discover....More

1  Thank CharlesLondonUK
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended the wedding of my wifes niece in Hatfield House in the part they call The Palace.It was a superb venue.The gardens were ideal for the photos as was the hall.The food and service were excellent in the listed building.We were so impressed we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolute must visit for any lover of beauty, history, art and architecture. The building and its contents are a joy to behold; the grounds are phenomenal; the atmosphere is electric; the staff are enlightening; and having enjoyed the experience, one cannot wait to visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is grand and the gardens as much! It is rather splendid but a little pricey. The cafe is smart and the food ok but could be improved. A child's meal deal was purchased (starter, main and dessert) they served all at the same...More

1  Thank I_Cam_01
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go into the house on this group visit but focused on the 90 minute walk and the lovely gardens, and in between we had lunch in the River Cottage restaurant. It was wonderfully peaceful and I wonder whether the high entry costs and...More

1  Thank stachys
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The courtyard cafe used to be a great place to go with grandchildren . Now been taken over by River Cafe and like their other outlets prices are very high and value for money very poor. The £5 child’s meal from the deli consisted of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For many years we lived in Hertfordshire so this house is familiar to us, but this visit far exceeded our expectations. The house is packed full of interesting treasures, beautifully presented, and we have never come across a more welcoming or knowledgeable team of guides....More

1  Thank Julie A
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for posting your great comments and for letting us know you had a good visit, it’s always rewarding and helpful to hear what our visitors have enjoyed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived around 11:00 and it was easy parking. Went straight for a coffee at the River Cottage Deli which was fine. Went through into the garden and house which was £19 but included unlimited visits to the garden in the year if you signed...More

2  Thank AnneS1111
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a fantastic review, thank you. It sounds like you really made the most of your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back with the season ticket you now have!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there yesterday and I thought very nice place very beautiful and also well laid out was interested by the history and well laid out loved the offer that can come back anytime of the year at reduced price with our ticket only downside...More

Thank fred f
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Such lovely comments thank you! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from day out at Hatfield House and decided to stop for tea at the River Cottage deli. If the deli is promoting itself as having a more ethical approach and to minimise landfill, I fail to understand why tea or coffee has to...More

Thank Mary A
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your comments with us, we have passed this to the River Cottage Kitchen & Deli and they have reassured us that the matter will be looked at: Thank you for your feedback and our apologies the experience fell short of your...More

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Jodie F
April 16, 2018|
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Response from FrintonDave | Reviewed this property |
The tour around the old palace needs to be booked on arrival and takes about an hour. You need a couple of hours for the house although it can be done in a lot less, depending on the detail you go into.
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MaggieTurner
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Hatfield H | Property representative |
Hi, yes dogs are most welcome as long as they are kept on a lead.
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erika g
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Hatfield H | Property representative |
Hello The Coach House Restaurant is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Hatfield House is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm). Please visit our website for further details.
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