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:

Gallery, Heritage site, 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.

Farmers' Market

  • 21 December 2014

Our regular Farmers' Market held in Stable Yard selling fine ales, meat, savoury condiments, jams & chutneys, artisan cheese, rustic bread, homemade cakes and biscuits, local honey/honey products from Hatfield Park and seasonal vegetables. A delight for the foodies amongst us.

Website

http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events_detail.asp?event=118&id=11

Vintage Fair at the Stable Yard

  • 25 January 2015

For the first time ever a slice of nostalgia will be unpacked at the Stable Yard at Hatfield House on January 25, when the North London Vintage Market comes to the county.

Already more than 25 stalls have confirmed their attendance at the event which will be free to enter.

Items which will be on sale will include retro clothing, kitchenalia, jewellery, crafts, memorabilia and the just plain unusual!

Website

http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events_detail.asp?event=210&id=11

Holt’s Auctioneers Valuation Day

  • 12 February 2015

Holt’s tour the country ahead of each quarterly sale holding free valuation days, rather in the manner of ‘The Antiques Roadshow’.

The days are fairly informal and hopefully informative, and are primarily intended as points of consignment to the next sale. However, we are also happy to carry out valuations for the sake of interest, together with insurance and probate requirements (a charge may be made for the last two services if required in writing).

Website

http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events_detail.asp?event=202&id=11

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

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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