Hatfield House

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Hatfield House: This beautifully designed garden included orchards, elaborate fountains, scented plants, water parterres, terraces and herb gardens. Today, the garden to the West of the house, which includes the Herb, Knot and Wilderness areas, can be seen when the house is open. However, all 42 acres, including the Kitchen Garden and the formal parterres to the East of the house leading down to the lake, are open especially for garden enthusiasts

The State Rooms are rich in famous paintings, fine furniture, tapestries and historic armour. Displayed in the House are many historic mementos collected over the centuries by the Cecils, one of Englands foremost political families. The Third Marquess of Salisbury was three times Prime Minister during the closing years of Queen Victorias reign, when the British Empire was at the height of its power and influence.

To see the State Rooms visitors can either look around in their own time or come on a thursday when they can join a guided tour.

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Hatfield House is 21 miles from Central London, 7 miles North of the M25 motorway (junction 23) and 2 miles East of the A1(M) (junction 4). Exit the A1(M) at junction 4 (after the Hatfield Tunnel if travelling from the South) and follow the brown leisure signs for Hatfield House via the A414 and A1000. The main entrance is opposite Hatfield railway station on the Great North Road (A1000).


The main entrance to Hatfield Park is opposite Hatfield station with a 5 minute walk to the house. The fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield takes 25 minutes. There are London Underground links with this mainline at Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria lines).


Opening times (April - September):
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Address: Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ, UK
Phone: +44 1707 287010
Email: s.jessup@hatfield-house.co.uk

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