Forty Hall & Estate, Enfield
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Forty Hall was built by former Lord Mayor of London , Sir Nicholas Rainton in 1632. Stood at the edge of London this historic house and estate is important to understanding the growth of the Capital City and of the life and times of the merchant classes.Before you head to Enfield, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Enfield tour planner, to make sure you see all that Enfield has to offer, including Forty Hall & Estate.
As part of Enfield Council's plans to restore this unique heritage site, Forty Hall is now closed to the public, reopening in Spring 2012, following a major refurbishment, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Enfield Council. Tours , events, education and family activities will continue at Forty Hall until this date. After this date Forty Hall's newly enhanced borough-wide programme will continue throughout the closure at various locations across Enfield , bringing you a unique mix of Art, Heritage and Ecology.
For futher information about Forty Hall & Estate, the Development Project and/or to find out about the latest events taking place near you then please visit the website at www.fortyhall.com
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Lovely walks around forty Hall, very good nature trails and lake, very dog friendly. Lovely tea rooms and a great farm shop. I walk here with the kids as well as the dogs. Great family day out.
Forty Hall is a lovely house - it's fun to wander around - but we were slightly frustrated by the lack of information supplied about it s history. The nursery is fun for kids as there is lots of dress... read more »
As an Enfield local I have visited Forty Hall and its estate many, many times. As an adventurous young boy some fifty five years ago, it was a place of mystery and intrigue. The forest trail, lined th... read more »
Small museum - an hour at most. Gardens of the house are sometimes closed for private functions. The land around the house is a beautiful mix of open spaces, thick woodland and lakes. Very nice walks with few people - great!
Fantastic day out. The garden is charming; a great place where to stroll or to sit down while chatting with friends and family.
Lovely grounds and wonderful area. But. The cafe has not improved. The cakes are bland and the service is very slow. We were given drinks in paper cups claiming they were busy. Well, yes it was busy but there are still plenty if staff and it was still only around 70% of full capacity.
Used to adore this place as a child, however now, very sadly, it's is let down badly by the service in the cafè. Seems they have an issue with the disabled!
This is a fabulous Tudor mansion. I've really enjoyed visiting here, for business meetings and pleasure. The cafe is really fab too - glad they've put their earlier problems behind them.
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