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Forty Hall & Estate, Enfield

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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.

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.

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  • We recently visited our son who wanted to spend time away from the city so we headed for Forty Hall and grounds. After a leisurely walk on one of the many footpath options we headed back to the Hall a...  more »
  • Lovely Jacobean house which has been restored to its original layout. Also has special eve ts, concerts, animal days eg lambing. Just nice place to walk.  more »
  • Congratulations to the London Borough of Enfield for maintaining this estate as a free amenity for all to enjoy on the edge of the capital. Plenty of space for the children to let off steam, and they'...  more »
  • Beautiful open fields surrounded by a variety of trees is perfect for nature lovers and is an ideal place for dog walkers as there is so much open space that you almost feel you own the park. That being said it is family friendly with a huge manor that is open to the public and littered with historical props and also has dressing up room for children. Their are ponds located in different parts of the park but the one most atmospheric is the one directly outside the manor. Their many activities to partake in for families and also a banquet hall and a cafe. In my opinion this park is one of the best findings have had all year. Please visit soon.
  • A lovely house and estate. The Walled Garden is well maintained and looks lovely throughout the year thanks to the council gardeners and volunteers. The majority of the house staff are nice. There is a house cafe but its prices are ludicrous. There is a farm shop as well but I am unsure of its prices, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was expensive in there too. I will update this review in future when I find out. The farm is nice. Sometimes the public can go take a look. Events often happen on the farm as well which is nice, but events such as Livestock are expensive on entry. The grasslands (and woodland) which is open to the public is nice, though due to council cuts it seems this year they have opted to cut very little of it, leaving the wild grass to grow. A benefit to this is that wildlife can make the most of it, though this may have been intended anyway (so I could be wrong). Parking is limited but adequate for most days. Entry to the park and house itself is free.
  • Mid September is probably not the best time to see the flowers but we still had a pleasant time in the gardens. However the service at the tea room was atrocious. We joined the queue with about 8 people in front of us, we stood there for about 10 minutes and the queue had not moved at all. My elderly mum had to sit down. 10 minutes after that the queue still hadn't moved! There didn't seem to be any urgency on the part of the very miserable looking staff, of which there were 2. We left after nearly half an hour as we couldn't wait any longer, very disappointing, need to do a lot better and from what I have heard this is not a one off. Don't go there is you want service with a smile or even to be served within 5 minutes .
  • Beautyful please. The house and Gardens are amazing. When i visited that house was closed. But had food. Limited menu but still nice. Went for a walk. And its beautyful. Well maintained walks through the woods. A nice little play park in the woods for the kids and big kids
  • A lovely park with a free museum go teach about the local area. The park grounds are stunning and lots of money has been spent in renovating the area. Money definitely well spent a beautiful place to walk, relax and learn.