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Hertfordshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide

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AONB: Chilterns
Nearby Cities: London. A little further away, try Cambridge and Oxford
Select Towns/Villages: St. Albans, Hatfield, Bishops Stortford, Ashwell

Hatfield and Henry Moore, Verulamium and St Albans
Just north of London, this is a busy county. It's prime commuting territory for the City of London and there's fast train access to many of the major London train stations. The county has some world class attractions from Hatfield House to the Henry Moore Foundation, the Roman Verulamium to St Albans' Cathedral. We've researched the county over the period of a decade and it's a splendid place in which to holiday.

In the East of England. Surrounded by Essex, London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

The Chilterns AONB
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Chilterns, pushes its way up into Hertfordshire around Tring and Berkhamsted. Hemel Hempstead is to the east of the AONB's border. Attractions include Berkhamstead Castle, Tring's Natural History Museum, the National Trust Ashridge Estate on the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire border and close by is the Iron Age hill fort at Ivinghoe Beacon on the Icknield Way (perhaps the UK's oldest road linking The Ridgeway to the Norfolk coast).

Towns and villages
The county town is Hertford. Other towns in which to base yourself include Hatfield, Berkhamsted, St. Albans and Tring.

For culture, try the Hertford Museum, the Verulamium Museum, the Museum of St Albans, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum.

If your interest is in history, try Hatfield House, Knebworth House and Gardens, Berkhamsted Castle, St Albans Cathedral, Verulamium and Ashridge. St Mary's Church in Ashwell has some astonishing medieval graffiti dating from the time of the Black Death*

For nature, we'd recommend Paradise Wildlife Park.

Last, Nicholas Breakspear was born in Hertfordshire in the twelfth century. Schooled at St Albans, he went on to become the only English Pope.

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*'There was a plague 1000,three times 100, five times 10, a pitiable, fierce violent (plague departed); a wretched populace survives to witness and in the end a mighty wind, Maurus, thunders in this year in the world, 1361'. Source: St Mary's website, link provided below.

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Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

Located in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, East of England, England

Approximately 3.8 miles away.

Compact wildlife park in Hertfordshire with a number of spectacular animals. Strong on big cats which include lions, tigers, snow leopards, jaguars. Also camels, wolves, zebras, monkeys, exotic birds. Adventure playgroun...

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Located in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, East of England, England

Approximately 4.0 miles away.

The village of Watton-at-Stone is located between Hertford and Stevenage. There has been a church on the site of St. Andrew and St. Mary since the thirteenth century...

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Located in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, East of England, England

Approximately 4.6 miles away.

Rye-Assic Adventure Park is a dinosaur themed adventure play centre located adjacent to Rye House Kart Raceway. The park has both indoor and outdoor play activities including a nine hole wild west themed crazy golf cours...

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Parks Guest House, Hertford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 5; Rates: 60 - 95 Per Night

Parks Guest House, with its ample on-site parking, is located just 5 minutes' walk from the centre of the picturesque market town of Hertford...

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The White Horse Hotel, Hertford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 42; Rates: 69 - 90 Per Night

The White Horse Hotel is a Georgian-fronted building set in the heart of Hertingfordbury village All 42 bedrooms are now fully air-conditioned...

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The Roebuck Hotel, Ware
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Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 49; Rates: 40 - 134 Per Night

Situated in Ware, overlooking the old market town, the friendly and comfortable Roebuck Hotel welcomes all guests This 3-star hotel is within a short journey of both London and Cambridge and has many local tourist sites...

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