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  View of the South Front, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire,  England   Hatfield.

The South Front of Hatfield House seen from what is described as the 'viewing platform' and this is the nearest that visitors can get to the South Front.

The South Front is one side of a very large rectangular strip of ground, running south, which is deemed private and to which visitors do not have access.

 

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  View of the West Front, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England   Hatfield.

The West Front of Hatfield House seen from the West Garden. The gardens around the house are mostly of a formal design with some small informal parts although beyond those are acres of informal parkland.

The peaceful West Garden with its fountain is very attractive and includes a scented garden which is certainly not to be sniffed at. Well, you know what I mean. The scented garden is now known as the Sundial Garden.

 

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View of the Sundial Garden, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
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The Longitude Dial in the Sundial garden, previously the Scented garden, is a recent addition as are the raised beds of herbs surrounding it.

 

 

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  Photograph of the Old Hatfield Palace, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England   Hatfield.

The Banqueting Hall is all that remains of the Old Royal Palace in Hatfield and is here viewed from the west. Dating from 1485 this is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood.

Visitors have access via the doorway at the foot of the tower and there is a viewing gallery accessible via the entrance to the West garden to the right.

 

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