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Living Crafts & Hatfield House

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK2615

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Hatfield House, near St Albans Hertfordshire

Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House.

In 1611, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury built his fine Jacobean House adjoining the site of the Old Palace of Hatfield. The House was splendidly decorated for entertaining the Royal Court, with State Rooms rich in paintings, fine furniture and tapestries.

Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout Hatfield House such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass window in the private chapel. Displayed throughout the House are many historic mementos collected over the centuries by the Cecils, one of England's foremost political families.

Visitors can enjoy the sundial garden and fountains, and view the famous knot garden adjoining the Tudor Old Palace where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. The adjoining woodland garden is at its best in spring with masses of naturalised daffodils and bluebells.

Also visit the Stable Yard Shops and Coach House Restaurant.

Depart For Home Approx. 17.00

** Entry Included

Living Crafts, the largest show of its kind in Europe, attracts thousands of visitors each day and is an event not to be missed. The range of crafts is enormous with literally hundreds of designer-makers from across the British Isles. With stunning jewellery, ceramics and art to beautiful fashions, glass and leather, you'll be spoilt for choice. There will be a wide variety of lectures, hands-on workshops and spectacular demonstrations appealing to all ages. As a seasoned visitor or a brand new enthusiast, you can be ensured that your visit to Living Crafts will give you the best possible insight into the world of crafts.

Admission to Living Crafts also includes access to the renowned West Garden where you will also find the 17th Century scented garden, the herb garden and the knot garden. The wilderness garden will be at its best during Living Crafts with carpets of naturalised daffodils.

For a small charge you can tour historic Hatfield House, the home of the Marquess of Salisbury with its superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship. Hatfield House is only a short walk away through the beautiful parkland. There you will find the Old Palace, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I, the Coach House Restaurant and the newly refurbished Stables Courtyard with its myriad of eclectic shops to explore.

Depart For Home Approx. 17.00

** Entry to Show Included

PRICE FROM ? £45 per person
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