Friday 24th August 2018
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, including the Grand Staircase with its fine carving. Hatfield also has strong links to Queen Elizabeth I and on display are some gloves and a pair of silk stockings that are believed to have been the first ones in England. The library displays a 22 feet long illuminated parchment roll showing the pedigree of the Queen with ancestors back to Adam and Eve. The house sits in 42 acres of gardens and parkland and there will be ample time to explore these after your self guided tour of the house. The on site restaurant offers a range of hot & cold food and drink. There are several small shops in The Stable Yard.