Hatfield House and Park
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Where: Hatfield House, Hatfield
When: 30 Mar - 29 Sep 2013
Cost: See website for all pricing information.
Opening hours: 12pm-5pm
Website: Visit website
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.
Come along and feed the traditional breeds of sheep and goats - we also have rare Bagot goats as seen on BBC Countryfile at Adam's Farm. There are ducks, geese, turkeys, Hungarian Woolly pigs and cattle too!
Visitors can enjoy the sundial garden and fountains, and view the famous knot garden adjoining the Tudor Old Palace where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. Following the fashion for landscape gardening and some neglect in the 18th century, restoration of the garden started in earnest in Victorian times. Lady Gwendolen Cecil, younger daughter of Prime Minister Salisbury, designed the West Garden as it is today.
Camping near Hatfield House
There are two Club campsites near Hatfield House (within 10 miles) as well as numerous certificated campsites and listed sites.
Hertford Club Campsite (6.3 miles)
Theobalds Park Club Campsite (8.2 miles)
The House Office
Great North Road,
Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ
Venue contact details
Tel: 01707 287010
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.
Event details can change.
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