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Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel

Roehyde Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England AL10 9AF | Directions

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Knebworth House

At a Glance

  • Location: 13 Miles North
  • Admission (2020): Park and Gardens - Adults £10, Children £10
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Knebworth House

Knebworth might be well known for the House, but the gardens and walking opportunities are spectacular. The deer park covers over 250 acres and is a delightful area for walks and picnics. There is also an adventure playground with Fort Knebworth, including zip wires, bouncy castles and climbing walls to enjoy. The formal gardens cover 28 acres and were partly laid out by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and don't miss the herb garden now restored to Gertrude Jekyll's 1907 design. Younger ones will enjoy the Dinosaur Trail with 72 life size creatures to discover!

Stanborough Park

At a Glance

  • Location: 3.5 Miles North
  • Admission (2020): Free (Activities extra)
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Stanborough Park

This is a beautiful countryside park with 2 lakes covering 126 acres just north of Hatfield. There is a nature trail that takes you around the banks of the lakes and if you are feeling active then there is fishing, a watersports activity centre and rowing and pedal boats to enjoy. For the kids there are some good play areas, in fact two, one for toddlers and a teenage one as well.

Hatfield Park & Gardens

At a Glance

  • Location: 3.1 Miles North East
  • Admission (2020): Gardens £15
  • Open: All Year but days vary so do check.
  • More Information: Visit Website

Hatfield Park & Gardens

Hatfield Park is the extensive deer park that expands into delightful woodlands with a rich diversity of habitat and species. There are well signposted walks around the park with 3 particular signposted walks varying from 40 minutes to 90 minutes. Within the park is St Etheldreda's parish church and there are also the formal gardens to enjoy, including the Sundial Garden & the elegant parterres of the East Garden.

Verulamium Park

At a Glance

  • Location: 6.8 Miles North West
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park is a park in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Set in over 100 acres of parkland, close to the city centre. This was the site of the Roman city of Verulamium, and the city walls and outline of London Gate can still be seen, as well as the remains of the Roman Theatre. Don't forget to visit the Verulamium Museum to see some of the objects that have been excavated from the park and local area.

Fairlands Valley Park

At a Glance

  • Location: 12.7 Miles North
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Fairlands Valley Park

This is a 120 acres parkland in the heart of Stevenage, with a wide range of activities and events on the 11 acre Main Lake. If you are lucky you could time your visit to see the dragon boat racing - usually in late May of June.

There are delightful walks and play areas both for toddlers and one for teenagers.

The Alban Way Walk

At a Glance

  • Location: 3.0 Miles North
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

The Alban Way Walk

The Alban Way is a traffic free 6 1/2 mile route along a former railway line that runs between Hatfield House to St Albans Abbey. It takes around 3 hours walking, or 40 minutes by bike. Starting from the hotel the walk to Hatfield House at one end of Alban Way is a 3 mile walk or cycle, and from there the route skirts around the town centre, past the Galleria and then winds its way past the watercress beds to the finish near St Albans Abbey Station.

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Information correct at August 2020. Please confirm details direct with attraction. E&OE.