Hatfield House

Hatfield House
Hatfield Park
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 5NQ
England

Website

site home page

www.hatfield-house.co.uk

E-mail

visitors@hatfield-house.co.uk

Telephone

House Office

01707 287010

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Hatfield House from the North Front
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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.

In 1611, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury built his fine Jacobean House adjoining the site of the Old Palace of Hatfield. The House was splendidly decorated for entertaining the Royal Court, with State Rooms rich in paintings, fine furniture and tapestries.

Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout Hatfield House such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass window in the private chapel. Displayed throughout the House are many historic mementos collected over the centuries by the Cecils, one of England's foremost political families.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

House, West Garden and Park open from 4th April to 30 September 2015
Hatfield Park Farm from 14th March to 1st November 2015, then weekends only until 20th December.
Stable Yard Shops are open all year round, please check with individual retailers for January and February opening times as these may vary from below.

House (Wed-Sun & BHs), 11am – 4.30pm - last admission 3.30pm
East Garden (Wed only), 11am – 5pm - last admission 4pm
West Garden & Park (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am – 5.30pm
Stable Yard shops (Tue-Sun & BHs) 11am – 5.30pm
Restaurant (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am – 5:30pm
Hatfield Park Farm & Bloody Hollow (Tue-Sun & BHs) 10am – 5.30pm (or dusk) last admission 5pm

Admission charges

Hatfield House, West Garden & Park Adult £16 Senior £15 Child £8
West Garden & Park Adult£10 Senior£9 Child£6
East Garden
(extra cost – open Wed only) Adult£4 Senior£4 Child£4
Stable Yard Free Free Free Free
Hatfield Park Farm &
Bloody Hollow (Tues to Sun)Adult £5 Senior£5 Child£2
House Audio Tours £3
Guided House Tours
(per tour – up to 30 people) £40
House entry supplement for those with Park tickets is £8 and £4 for children. This additional charge to visit the House is also applicable during some major events.

Child tickets available between 5-15yrs except Hatfield Park Farm which is 3-15yrs.

Getting there

By Road:
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. For Sat Nav please use AL9 5HX.

By Bus or Train:
The pedestrian entrance to Hatfield Park is opposite Hatfield railway station. The fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield takes 20 minutes. There are London Underground links with this mainline at Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria lines). Local bus services regular drop off at Hatfield railway station.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Living Crafts

  • 7 — 10 May 2015

For an enjoyable and entertaining creative day out, visit the extra special Living Crafts event. This leading UK craft experience includes ‘Have a go’ workshops, art lectures, spectacular live craft demonstrations, a sculpture school and entertainment and features over 300 acclaimed British designer-makers..

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events_detail.asp?event=203&id=11

Adventure 001 Helicopter Day

  • 23 May 2015

With Adventure 001, you can now experience the majesty of Hatfield House, from inside, outside, and above! Take a VIP helicopter flight from the grounds, soaring to new heights, before you take a wander around the house itself.

Website

http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events_detail.asp?event=207&id=11

Battle Proms

The Battle Proms Concert at Hatfield House

  • 18 July 2015 4:30-10pm

The UK’s premier classical picnic proms featuring Napoleonic cavalry, Infantry and cannons from the Napoleonic Association plus choreographed spitfire display.

The Battle Proms picnic concert takes place in the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field in the leafy parkland at Hatfield House. Legend has it that it was beneath one of the ancient oaks in this field that the young Queen Elizabeth 1 heard that she was to be Queen of England.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults
£29.50 until midnight 31 January 2015
£33 until midnight 30 April 2015
£36 until midnight the day before the concert
£40 on the day, subject to availability (online until 4.30pm, or with cash on the gate)

Children aged 5-15 years
£17 at all times. Ages 4 and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Website

https://battleproms.ticketsrv.co.uk/index.php/hatfield-house

Getting there

By Road:
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. For Sat Nav please use AL9 5HX.

By Bus or Train:
The pedestrian entrance to Hatfield Park is opposite Hatfield railway station. The fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield takes 20 minutes. There are London Underground links with this mainline at Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria lines). Local bus services regular drop off at Hatfield railway station.

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