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Welcome to Hatfield House – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.

 
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

Welcome to Hatfield House    – the home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting.   Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.

Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.   The House, Park and Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30th September 2010.  The House opens from 12.00 – 5 pm, last admission 4pm. The Garden and Park open from 11 – 5.30 pm.   Please note that this year, the House, Park and Gardens are closed on Mondays or Tuesday,except BH Mondays. In August however, the Garden and Park will be open daily.   Please note the East Garden will be closed on Thursday 15th July.  

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