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Hatfield House

Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5ER, England
+44 1707 287010
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Have been here many times, such a lovely place. Although the main house is not the original one in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
850pat
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Perfect place to relax

I visit Hatfield House park regularly in spring and summer. It is a perfect place for a relaxing... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
JoannaMarina
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Hatfield, 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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“old palace” (88 reviews)
“childhood home” (13 reviews)
“stable yard” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Great North Road, Hatfield AL9 5ER, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times, such a lovely place. Although the main house is not the original one in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, it is still worth seeing. The Banquet Hall is the 15th Century Great Hall of the Old Palace of Hatfield...More

Thank 850pat
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely comments, we hope to welcome you back this season.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I visit Hatfield House park regularly in spring and summer. It is a perfect place for a relaxing walk or playing badminton or playing with a drone etc. Very interesting place. Will definitely visit again.More

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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for the great feedback, we are delighted to read that you enjoy visiting the park. We would like to politely remind you however that drones are not allowed within the grounds. Hatfield House opens again for the season on Saturday 31st March -...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The venue is beautiful, visited for staff Christmas do. However, long walk from the car park to venue which was poorly lit. To get to our room there were lots of stairs which was not ideal for a colleague on crutches. The room was laid...More

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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for writing a review relating to a Christmas party held here. We are extremely disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your evening and have passed this onto our Hospitality partner who managed this specific event.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Visited and very much enjoyed the experience. Lovely setting and a very interesting place. Will visit again soon.

Thank Alison R
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feeback, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

What absolute carnage...that's all I can say...no idea why it cost so much to get in £8 each...children were free - thank goodness. Parking in muddy fields...the parking attendants were not bothered, no organisation...people with buggies struggling to get across the field. Never seen so...More

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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review relating to The Frost Fair. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the experience we provide to our valued visitors. We are saddened that the Frost...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for a friends wedding. The weather wasn’t great but the venue was excellent. The staff and the setting were perfect. I would recommend this place to any couple looking for something a little bit special.

Thank Mike S
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for the great feedback - we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your friend’s wedding. We will share your positive feedback with our hospitality partner who managed the occasion.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

What a nightmare we arrived early but parking was horrendous so badly planned causing chaos. Eventually arrived at the fair with pre booked tickets not very Christmassy extortionate prices in the cafe. The tents were so full you couldn't see anything people with wheelchairs and...More

1  Thank amanda P
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review relating to The Frost Fair. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the experience we provide to our valued visitors. We are saddened that the Frost...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Badly organised is an understatement! After queuing in traffic for an hour, then again for a shuttle bus, in the cold and rain, was not a good start to our day. All the busses were full when they got to us so when eventually a...More

1  Thank LinnyLou9
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review relating to The Frost Fair. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the experience we provide to our valued visitors. We are saddened that the Frost...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

My sister and I went to the Frost fair on Sunday and experienced a day of endless queuing and overpriced rubbish.....absolutely nothing festive about it at all. Firstly there was a very long queue of about half an hour to get to the car park....More

1  Thank Michelle S
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review relating to The Frost Fair. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the experience we provide to our valued visitors. We are saddened that the Frost...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I was horrified to see fur items on sale at the fair. In one case, fur was being sold opposite a wildlife stall aimed at protecting animals. I know that several of my friends were also distressed at seeing animal fur. We will certainly not...More

Thank Mary B
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Hatfield H, Public Relations Manager at Hatfield House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review relating to The Frost Fair. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the experience we provide to our valued visitors. We are saddened that the Frost...More

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MaggieTurner
24 August 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
9 July 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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Georgie L
4 February 2017|
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Response from Hatfield H | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for getting in contact. Your dog can be taken off the lead in the park, we do have a number of sheep grazing in the parklands though and we ask visitors to keep dogs under control and on a lead when around the... More
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