If you’re a student of Elizabeth I Hatfield House will be a treasure trove as it has a variety of things that are connected to the queen.
Although the building was altered in the century that followed, Hatfield House was where Elizabeth spent a lot of her childhood and it was her preferred residence as an adult.
There are gloves and silk stockings belonging to her, as well as the original of the famed Rainbow Portrait from the turn of the 17th century.
Another British icon tied to Hatfield is the defunct de Havilland aircraft manufacturer, which was based here for much of its life.
Ten minutes in the car and you’ll be at the great De Havilland Museum at London Colney, with some of the earliest jet planes ever made.