Hatfield House

There’s so much to see at Hatfield from formal gardens to the pleasure grounds and Wilderness.

Wander through the West Garden and enjoy the Scented Garden, Knot Garden as well as numerous fountains and the fascinating Longitude Dial.

The East Garden is only open on Thursdays during the open season. The formal layout includes parterre, topiary, herbaceous borders and a vegetable garden.

Don’t miss the Maze Garden or the Rainbow Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in the House.

If you have time, take one of the three Woodland Walks. Clearly signposted, features to look out for are the 16-acre Broadwater, the Castle Folly and the Oak Tree. The tree you see here today was planted by Elizabeth II in 1985. It replaced the original tree which is said to be where Elizabeth I was reading when she learned she had become queen in 1588.

Dogs are welcome in the Park.

Hatfield House and gardens have been the setting for numerous films including The Favourite, Batman, Paddington and The Crown.

The West Garden and Hatfield House are open during the season every Thursday – Sunday and August Bank Holiday Monday.

Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury.


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Address: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB View map Phone: 01707 287010 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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