Hatfield House

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Hatfield Park

  • House Office: 01707 287010

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.

Further information

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


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.

Travel directions:

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.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Conference facilities available
  • Meeting room available
  • Dogs welcome
  • Licensed bar
  • Public car park
  • Wi-fi available
  • Research facilities for academics


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • General audio-guide available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Commercial filming service
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available

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