Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

April 2017: Hatfield House

Hatfield House is situated in parkland adjacent to the eponymous Hertfordshire town, only six or seven miles north of London's orbital motorway, the M25. Built in the early 17th century and considered to be a prime example of Jacobean architecture, the main house is currently home to British politician and hereditary peer Lord Salisbury. The site also contains Hatfield House Old Palace, an older building and former royal residence that was a great favourite of Elizabeth I. It was disposed of by her successor James, son of Mary, Queen of Scots.

The main house and its extensive gardens are open to the public in season, and I thought it was about time that I paid them a visit as a small extension of one of my regular London weekends.

The Old Palace and Gardens

The Main House

Hatfield Old Town

Hatfield's Old Town is the historic area adjacent to Hatfield Park and Hatfield House, the focal point of which is St Etheldreda's Church.

Linked report from same trip:

St Albans