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.
21 miles north of London - M25 junction 23, 7 miles
A1(M) junction 4, 2 miles - signed off A414 & A1000
Hatfield Railway Station (Kings Cross 20 minutes)
Coach and car park postcode : AL9 5HX
The Game Fair boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family, including gun-dog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting.
This season celebrate Hatfield by getting the community involved in something slightly different.
The Treasure Houses of England, ten of the most magnificent stately homes, castles and palaces, have a wealth of activities to keep all the family amused throughout the May half term.
The Treasure Houses of England feature some of the most beautiful and historic Formal Gardens and Parkland in England.
The Treasure Houses of England are increasingly in demand as the locations for a host of big budget films and major television shows.