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Hatfield House - where Elizabethan history began.

Celebrated Jacobean House and Tudor Old Palace steeped in Elizabethan and Victorian political history in a spectacular countryside setting. Built in 1607 and home of the Cecil family for 400 years.

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent her childhood and held her first Council in 1558.

Enjoy the scented garden, knot garden, elegant parterres and borders. Picnic tables and children's play area in the extensive Park. Dogs welcome in the Park.

Unique venue for weddings, parties and corporate hospitality in the Old Palace and Riding School conference centre. The Hatfield Banquet with costumed players is held most Friday evenings throughout the year.

Plenty of free parking. Entrance near to Hatfield Station. Close to A1 & M25. Special events programme, restaurant and Stable Yard exclusive shopping area . Full information on Hatfield House's website

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(2015 times)

House: (Wed-Sun & BHs) 11am – 4.30pm last admission 3.30pm

East Garden: (Wed only) 11am - 5pm last admission 4.30pm

Park: (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am - 5.30pm

Stable Yard shops: (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am - 5.30pm

Restaurant: (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am - 5pm

West Garden: (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am – 5.30pm last admission 4.30pm

Hatfield Park Farm & Bloody Hollow (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am - 5.30pm (or dusk) last admission 5pm

Admission Charges

(2015 prices)

Hatfield House, West Garden & Park:
Adult £16.00; Senior £15.00; Child £8.00

West Garden & Park:
Adult £10.00; Senior £9.00; Child £6.00

East Garden:
(extra cost - open Wednesday only)
£4.00 for All

Farm and Play Area:
Adult £5.00, Child £2.00

Map of Hatfield House


New coach and car park open, off Gt North Road. Sat Nav postcode AL9 5HX

Hatfield House Postcode for SatNav: AL9 5NQ


+44 (0)1707 287 010
+44 (0)1707 287 033

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