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Hatfield House

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Address: Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5ER, England
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+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
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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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Retirement do in an old house, really good food

120 people very well catered for with an army of service staff. Table layout was excellent and staff very professional. Parking very close by and taxi's come in fleets if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stuart B
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Woburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sunny September day outing. Lots to see, personally impressed by the library, containing some 400-year-old volumes, the collection of nicely resored copper pots and pans in the kitchen, the intricately designed garden paths and variety of vegetation - it is been since my childhood I came upon a medlar tree.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely historic house. Beautiful gardens and great shops in the courtyard outside the main house. House is very well maintained and all displays are clearly marked. The staff are very knowledgeable and are very helpful if you have questions. Great food outside at the restaurant although a little pricey

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Woburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

120 people very well catered for with an army of service staff. Table layout was excellent and staff very professional. Parking very close by and taxi's come in fleets if you want a drink. Highly recommended venue for celebratory events

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are local but never actually visited, it was was a busy day and has to park in a field at the back. But the walk to the house was well worth it. We did a tour of the gardens and the house guide was very enjoyable with a good sense of humour. We ended the afternoon with tea in... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was the Toastmaster at Hatfield House for a charity function , its an amazing place. The staff are fantastic & well trained & it shows. If I was getting married this would be the place. There are also shops & a restaurant

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The history behind this famous house is amazing. The fact it is in daily use as a household makes it even more personal

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Thank jmcayrshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

lovely family visit with loads of stalls and craft activities very welcoming people and loads of free parking good way to start off getting Christmassy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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 November 26, 2016

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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