Located moments from the centre of Hatfield town centre and just a couple of minutes from the A1, Hatfield House is a country house set in the Great Park.
The present house from the Jacobean period which is a perfect example of a prodigy house, was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I, and has been the home of the Cecil family ever since. The wider estate includes extensive grounds and surviving parts of an earlier palace. The house, currently the home of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, is open to the public and visitors can discover the iconic Marble Hall inside and modern touches, such as the ‘Renaissance’ piece, outside.
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