Hotels near the Hatfield House
Chosen as the home for Henry VIII's children, Hatfield House is a gem in Hertfordshire's crown. Visitors can see tapestries, furniture and works of art in the house and explore the extensive gardens.
The palatial Jacobean mansion was built between 1607 and 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, and has remained in the Cecil family ever since. The finely carved staircase is a prime example of Jacobean craftsmanship.
The gardens date from the early 17th century and were filled with special European trees and flora that had never been seen before in England. The vast parkland is ideal for summer walks. Don't miss the spectacular Daffodil Walk in springtime and the oak tree that marks the spot where the young Elizabeth I first heard of her accession to the throne.
Hatfield House Information
When: Apr - Sep 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)
House, Park & West Garden £11.50; seniors £10.50; 5-15s £6; family ticket £32
Park & West Garden £6.50; 5-15s £4.50
Park only: £3; 5-15s £2
House: Wed-Sun & bank holidays 12pm-5pm
Park, West Garden, Restaurant & Shop 11am-5.30pm
Address: Hatfield, AL9 5NQ
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