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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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Fascinating journey back in time.

Set in beautiful grounds Hatfield house is an excellent example of English Heritage, steeped in history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 14, 2017
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful estate, interesting place to visit. Charming courtyard with a selection of specialist shops. Regular interesting country themed shows put on. Highly recommend a visit

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Attended old palace for a wedding on valentine's day. Beautiful setting and grounds. Highly recommend a visit. What we saw was beautiful.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Set in beautiful grounds Hatfield house is an excellent example of English Heritage, steeped in history.

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Hatfield House is a truly historical gem of a place, lots of atmosphere, lovely grounds, nice shops and a really good cafeteria. Could go there again and again without getting bored.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

What an amazing night! Comments like amazing venue, never been here before, great food, great staff and wonderful ambience-were just a few of the comments afterwards. Nothing was too much trouble. Staff were great and happy to please, food was amazing and service was so slick you almost did not know it was happening! Definitely recommend!

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

I'm pleased reviews are good and I can't add any more. I live in Arm and Sword Lane right next to HH back entrance that is closed to vehicles. I find many people on foot and in cars trying to find their way in. The entrance opposite the rail/bus interchange was closed a couple of years ago due to congestion.... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The magnificent house and massive estate is well worth visiting but don't forget the even older palace that dates from the time of Queen Elizabeth the first while the stables, shops and restaurant make the visitor very welcome. The estate is the home of many annual events including Folk by the Oak and spectacular fireworks with music and food stalls.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

When we visit our friends, they always try to take us to places we have not visited before. They had previously visited Hatfield House many years before but they found that many things had changed. There were plenty of places to eat and we had no problem finding a table. There are craft shops near the restaurant and it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

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 January 4, 2017

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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