There is so much to discover about Hatfield House, but here is just some of the history that gives Hatfield house its colourful past. Home to Queen Elizabeth I for much of her childhood, the house has been a prominent feature in high society. The house has been home to one of England's foremost political families, the Cecil family for over 400 years. The house was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil the 1st Earl of Salisbury. It is an example of fine Jacobean craftsmanship. The Grand Staircase with fine craving and a rare stained-glass window in the house's own private chapel provide a firm nod to the property's heritage. Within the grounds of Hatfield Park, you will also find the Old Palace. This red bricked Tudor masterpiece contains the Banqueting Hall with its original roof timbers. Henry VIII acquired the Palace from the Bishop of Ely in 1538 and used it as a nursery for his three children. It was while she was living in the Old Palace, in 1558, that Elizabeth learned of her accession to the throne.
Fast forward to now Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. It is also the home to many of your favourite movies and television series including The Crown, Barman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and so much more.