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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 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
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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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Expensive coach outing

Lovely day to visit a lovely setting. Fascinating water feature at the approach to the house. Gardens were beautiful at this time of year & house guides were informative. BUT... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely day to visit a lovely setting. Fascinating water feature at the approach to the house. Gardens were beautiful at this time of year & house guides were informative. BUT prices for food, drinks, gifts were very high & we were glad we had brought a picnic with us. Sad to be unable to visit the Old Palace due to... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little pricey however the quality of the experience was exceptional. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff, best food we have had so far in England.

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Thank Gene M
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the house is very nice, only a very few rooms are on view and the price simply is not worth the price - we took an hour to walk around but could have done it in half the time. The park is great for a walk but I simply could not justify the cost. Best for garden lovers -... More 

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Hatfield H, General Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are sorry to hear that you feel the admission price was too high. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely day. The house itself isn't too big so easy to look around in about an hour or so. The old palace is quite small but we had a fascinating talk by a lovely Irish gentleman who was very knowledgeable. The grounds are lovely and we had a very relaxed walk. There are a few little gift shops... More 

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Hatfield H, General Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback - we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to us and hope you return again soon. More 

Buntingford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are very are very active as a family visiting stately homes and castles around the UK. This one was on our doorstep and was on our bucket list. When we saw a deal covering the house and gardens entry effectively 2-1 We could not pass it up. Entry for the house and gardens is normally £19 adults and £9... More 

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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hatfield House was built in 1611 and has been the home of the Marquesses of Salisbury to this day. As a result the House feels lived in. The gardens are magnificent. The Cafe we found to be noisy and more like a cafeteria than a stately home experience. There is a great farm animal zoo for children.

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Hatfield H, General Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback about the house, gardens and farm. We are sorry to hear the restaurant was too noisy on the day you joined us. If you visit again on a busy day you may wish to sit upstairs in the restaurant as this can be quieter More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Buzzing!! I visited on a Sunday afternoon and the cafe was buzzing with young families. The food was very good, with a very nice roast dinner. Suitable for all age groups. A good ambience and pleasant as an eatery. I did not visit the house or gardens this time round, but they are worth a visit if you have the... More 

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Hatfield H, General Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this review

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for a friends wedding. Absolutely stunning grounds and well kept. All staff were fantastic and very friendly. Very attentive and fast service. The food was lovely. The atmosphere was great and attention to detail had been applied in the set up of the room. I came to set the wedding cake up and Christopher was more than... More 

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Hatfield H, General Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback - we will feed your comments back to Christopher. More 

Nantwich
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156 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entry ticket for this wonderful Jacobean house and gardens seems quite expensive, but to be fair, you can return as many times as you like during the season (til the end of September) to see the gardens and grounds again - although not the house if I have understood correctly. We were also given a ticket advertising '2-for-1' entry... More 

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Hatfield H, General Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback - we are pleased you found the entry price good value for money. You are correct that the 'Pay once, visit all season' offer allows you to visit the park and gardens as many times as you wish until the end of September. We always look for ways in which the visitor experience can... More 

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went yesterday as two a coach party of 53 people. We were to have been welcomed and given a description of the House on the coach on arrival (at 10.45) by a member of staff but this did not materialise after a wait of about 10 minutes. Instead our group leader brought a wad of tickets back to the... More 

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