Places to Visit in Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hatfield House, the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury, is an exquisite Jacobean jewel set in beautiful formal gardens and Great Park.
The Gardens date from 1611 when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to plant them. Much of the 42 acres of garden have been restored and include scented gardens, herb gardens and knot garden. The adjoining wilderness areas are at their best in spring where visitors can enjoy the daffodils and wildflowers. The East garden’s elegant parterres, topiary and rare plants are a delight for the gardening enthusiast and for those wishing to spend a quiet time in idyllic surroundings.
Within the gardens stands the surviving wing of The Royal Palace of Hatfield where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood and held her first Council of State in November 1558. It was here in the Park that the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne. Visitors can enjoy the 1000 acres of park with bluebell walks in the woodland and park trails.
The Jacobean Hatfield House has a fine collection of pictures, tapestries, furnishings and historic armour.
Please check website www.hatfield-house.co.uk or phone 01707 287010 for details of special events.
With Disabled Access: Yes
Historic House, Gardens, Restaurant, Picnic Area, Children’s Play Area, Hatfield Park Farm, Free Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available and the Stable Yard Shops.
Weddings and Conferences
WEDDINGS AND CORPORATE EVENTS IN HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE
Hatfield House, Park and Gardens is the perfect setting for your special day. You will be choosing a magnificent Grade I listed venue and we will offer you all the help and support you need to ensure a memorable occasion. The Hatfield House Hospitality team is highly experienced in the fine art of hospitality and will be available to help you plan the perfect day.
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Hatfield Park is licensed for civil ceremonies to be held in the Old Palace Banqueting Hall and in the Riding School.
We can accommodate up to 300 for a Cocktail Party, 280 for a seated luncheon or dinner, or 200 for dinner with dancing. The rooms are flexible and can be arranged for a smaller number to feel comfortable.
We pride ourselves on offering a high standard of catering and a variety of menus to cater for a range of tastes. We use the best fresh local produce wherever possible, and offer a selection of good quality wines at competitive prices. Should you wish to provide your own wines, we would be happy to quote a price for corkage.
Our executive chef will be happy to design a menu for you, or you may like to choose from our suggested menus. Click here to down load Special Events Dining.
Discover Stable Yard Shops at Hatfield House.
If you are looking for a different retail experience that brings you unique products in a unique location, then Stable Yard Shops at Hatfield House could be the destination for you.
With a range of exclusive retailers, the shops have been lovingly created from an area of Hatfield House which used to play home to the royal horses.
Alongside our boutique and unusual shops we also have the award winning Coach House Restaurant that offer everything from a full meal to scones with jam and fresh cream!
Please visit stableyardshops.co.uk for a full list of our shops.
Why not visit us on one of our market weekends? Throughout the year we hold our monthly antiques and farmers’ markets featuring (please see website for details)
Open from Tuesday to Sunday throughout the year and with free parking and free entry, why not discover Stable Yard shops soon?
Easter Saturday to 30th September. House: 11.00 - 16.00, Wed – Sunday & BH Mons. Park, West Gardens, Restaurant & Shop: 10.00 - 17.30 Daily.
21 miles North of London - M25 Junction 23, 7 Miles A1(M) Junction 4, 2m. Signed off A414 & A1000. Opposite Hatfield railway station. Just 22 minutes from London Kings Cross by train.
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