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 Englandâ€™s foremost political families.
There is a 'free flow arrangement' where visitors are able to view the house at their own speed. Guides are stationed in most of the rooms and are happy to answer questions from visitors. There are guided tours available from time to time should you wish to join a tour. We will be introducing audio tours in 2010. During major events the normal opening arrangements may not apply