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Hatfield House and Gardens

Hatfield House,Flower

There is a lot of history and a lot to see at Hatfield House.  This is just a sample.   I’ve started with this flower because it is the most regal that I have seen.  You might also like to view the amazing interiors and some of its Elizabethan history by clicking here.

Inside the house are the famous Rainbow and Ermine portraits of Elizabeth I, together with a  number of ornate ceilings and artifacts.

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For instance, this is Lord Burghley who created and ran what was probably the first organized intelligence service.

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Hatfield House, Village

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. Access from Hatfield rail station is via a viaduct (I’ve always wanted to say that) that spans over a village.
Hatfield House, Old House and Garden

Further into the estate is the old house and gardens.
Hatfield House

This is the rear view of the newer house.
Hatfield House,Church

Across the green is the old church.
Hatfield House,Square

And, nearby is a path leading to the church which is open to visitors for part of the day.
Hatfield House,Tudor Cottage

In the church grounds there is this Tudor cottage.
Hatfield House,Inside Church

And, inside the church the ceiling is being restored.
Hatfield House,Gardens

There are a number of gardens and water features.
Hatfield House,Fountain

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Hatfield House, Group Statue

Meet the crew.  There are several statues but I thought this was the best and appears to feature Queen Elizabeth I herself.
Hatfield House,Shop

There is quite an extensive shopping mall with a gallery, large cafe and this.  A toy shop and gun shop side by side. What can I say, it’s the countryside.  Here are some flowers.
Hatfield House,Flower 3

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Hatfield House,Flower 2

If you like history then Hatfield House is steeped in it.  More  here.

4 responses

  1. Beautiful and I love the history attached to it 🙂

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    September 19, 2015 at 08:21

    • Thanks for the visit and certainly it does have much history and drama attached. 🙂

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      September 19, 2015 at 15:07

  2. Looks so lovely, and the gardens so fresh. did you go recently? It looks maybe late summer?

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    September 21, 2015 at 15:44

    • It was 18th Aug and I think there had been a little rain, which always gives a fresh look. Amazing to think those gardens have been around for just over 4 centuries and all the people who have walked amongst them. You might like the insides too, if you have not seen.

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      September 21, 2015 at 16:55

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