About Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield in Hertfordshire. With 400 years of history, it is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the house such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass window in the private chapel.
Hatfield House is the centre of a large agricultural estate with extensive parkland. There are three walks of varying lengths marked in the Park:
The Green Walk (1.1 miles/ 1.8 kilometres / 30 minutes)
The Blue Walk (2 miles / 3.2 kilometres / 50 minutes)
The Red Walk (3.2 miles / 5.2 kilometres / 90 minutes)
Hatfield House is 62 miles from Oxford via the M25 motorway. It is 7 miles North of the junction 23 of the M25, and 2 miles East of the A1(M) junction 4. Exit the A1(M) at junction 4 (after the Hatfield Tunnel if travelling from the South) and follow the brown leisure signs for Hatfield House via the A414 and A1000.
There is an alternative route from Oxford via the A41.
For Sat Nav please use AL9 5HX.
As you approach, please follow the brown tourist signs as these will take you to the visitor car park. If your Sat Nav tries to take you through Old Hatfield please ignore it and rely on the brown tourist signs.
There is plenty of free parking available for cars and coaches. The Coach and Car Park is accessed through George’s Gate and is located a few hundred yards on from the Station Lodge entrance, at the mini roundabout with a large Citroen dealership. There is an access panel at the gate. Simple press ‘Security’ and the gate will be opened remotely for you.
Please note: For events, you may be asked to enter and exit via different entrances.
The pedestrian entrance to Hatfield Park is opposite Hatfield railway station. From Oxford, you’ll need to travel to London first (Paddington Station) and then get the fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield (which takes around 20 minutes).