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Hertfordshire Rundown

Hertfordshire is a small but perfectly formed county just north of London, and thought to be rather posh, with Harpenden being the epitome of rich commuter belt living. The countryside around here is rich too, with pastoral scenes to rival many in the UK, but unfortunately it’s fast disappearing. Hertfordshire was the first county to dabble in New Towns. Letchworth is the world’s first Garden city which came about in 1903, closely followed by Welwyn Garden City in 1920 while Stevenage was the first officially designated New Town in the UK in 1940.

Walkers will enjoy the Hertfordshire Way, a 166 mile circular footpath, many of it next to canals, rivers and lakes, as well as the Chiltern Hills. Hertfordshire’s county town of Hertford is found at the interchange of rivers Beane, Lee, Minram and Rib, allowing plenty of opportunities for water based activities in Hertfordshire.

The ancient city of St Albans has a magnificent Cathedral while the town of Hatfield is home to Hatfield House, where Elizabeth I grew up. Elstree is the Hertfordshire town famous for its contribution to the British Film Industry, with Elstree Studios located here.


10. Mill Green Museum and Mill Dating back to the 15th Century with a restored 18th Century working watermill next door.

5. Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery Opened in 1914 by Letchworth Naturalists’ Society.

9. You will come up smelling of roses after a visit to Hertfordshire’s Royal National Rose Garden, built by Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Winners Michael Balston and Adam Frost.

4. Knebworth House Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill have all visited. Wouldn’t that make a fascinating dinner party?

8. Shaws Corner Visit the home of famous playwright George Bernard Shaw who lived here from 1906-1950.

3. Aldenham County Park Owned and run by Hertfordshire County Council and created back in 1971 as a green space for countryside recreation.

7. Rye Meads Nature Reserve Set out on an urban wildlife watch.

2. St Alban’s Museum has some interesting archaeological artefacts, while telling the story of the city well.

6. Paradise Wildlife Park Meet lions, tigers, monkeys, zebras, tapirs and more.

1. Verulamium Museum & Ruins in St Albans and a fabulous expose of everyday Roman with a Roman Theatre next door.


Magic Summer Live takes place at Hertfordshire’s Hatfield House during the month of July. Only top acts will perform, book early though. Tickets from £60.

Battle Proms Concerts in July have been spellbinding audiences since 1997. Thousands turn up at Hatfield House and bring hampers and champers to watch Hertfordshire’s finest musical events.

Bishop Stortford Beer Festival is one to look out for during July if you’re in Hertfordshire. Get your beer goggles out and head for the Town Centre.

Sonisphere Festival takes place at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire during July with some of the top bands in the world performing.

Get over to Royston for Hertfordshire’s biggest kite event. The Royston Kite Festival kicks off in August in the town centre.

The Knebworth County Show is held annually during August at Hertfordshire’s Knebworth House, for heavy horses, a Sheep Show a Dog Show and many other things.

The Classic Motor Show brings some Va Va Vroom to Hertfordshire during August, at Knebworth House.

Chilli Festival Check out some of the fiery little devils at Benington Lordship Gardens, Hertfordshire at the end of August.

Chilterns Countryside Festival is held at Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire in September with crafty displays and mouth-watering produce for your delectation. Get some seasonal cheer at Knebworth’s Christmas Fair at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire at the end of November.


· Hertfordshire is located in the South East of the UK, just 20 miles from central London – it shares a temperate maritime climate with the rest of the UK with four distinct seasons and no real extremes in temperature throughout the year.

· Summer is the hottest time of year in Hertfordshire, with temperatures up to around 22°C, so be prepared with sun cream if planning a trip at this time. Autumn Is cooler but temps are still likely to be around 11°C, and in winter you will need to pack a few jumpers since temps dip to 4°C or so.

· Summer tends to be the driest part of the year, but as ever in the UK, expect the unexpected since even the months of July and August have their fair share of rainfall.


· Hertfordshire has outstanding transport links – by car it can be reached via the A1, M25 or M1, and National Express coaches run to all the main towns in the county from virtually all other main UK destinations.

· By rail there are high speed trains from St Albans and Hertford into London Kings Cross, St Pancras International or Moorgate, a journey which takes under half an hour.

· Heathrow and Gatwick airports are highly accessible by bus and train, as are Stansted and Luton.

Hotels in Hertfordshire

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1 Hilton Watford

4 stars
3.3 / 5

Elton Way Map

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Whether travelling for business or pleasure, the Hilton Watford hotel is the perfect place to reside when visiting the Watford. GeneralThe hotel offers excellent meeting and banquet rooms for you... More

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2 Mercure London Watford Hotel

4 stars
3.0 / 5 4 reviews

A41, Watford Bypass Map

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Creating an ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay, this attractive property is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Watford. GeneralThe hotel offers well-appointed meeting rooms for... More

Lacks attention to detail !!
Sadly, this hotel seems to be gradually getting worse everytime I go. This time, some strange decisons seem to have been made - especially to the catering options. Firstly, I opted for the 10oz...
18 Apr 2015
From US$71

3 London House Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 9 reviews

81 Kensington Gardens Square Map

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London House Hotel is well suited to accommodate any visitor to London with its wide range of comfortable rooms and friendly hospitality. London's major attractions, which guests can visit include... More

Good value
Have stayed here before. Good value in London. Bayswater great location two minutes from tube. Lots of restaurants & pubs
28 Aug 2015
From US$164

4 Thistle Kensington Gardens

4 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

104 Bayswater Road Map

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Featuring a welcoming atmosphere, Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel London is an ideal place to experience all that London has to offer. Visitors can explore Kensington Palace, the residence of the... More

Very good stay
This was my second business stay at this hotel and it was equally good as the first. The hotel is well located near the parks, modern, with very decent rooms and food. The staff are excellent -...
21 Apr 2015
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5 Generator Hostel London

3 stars
3.6 / 5 7 reviews

37 Tavistock Place, Rusell Square Map

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Generator Hostel London provides comfortable accommodation to cater for the needs of both business travellers and holidaymakers. Tourists cannot afford to miss a visit to British Museum that... More

Good Location with value for money
This hostel was about 5 min on foot from Russell Sq. tube station and about 10 min walk from British museum. Near the tube station until hostel, there are Tesco supermarkets, restaurant - pubs,...
7 Jul 2015
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6 Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

4 stars
4.1 / 5 34 reviews

4-18 Harrington Gardens Map

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Millennium Gloucester Hotel London provides quality accommodation in the heart of Kensington. Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library, Natural History Museum and Science Museum London, the... More

Enjoyable 3 night stay in great location
Enjoyed our stay in hotel. Convenient location close to Gloucester Rd Station. Asked for twin room - got twin Queen beds - great for getting over jet lag.
15 Sep 2015
From US$139

7 Studios 2 Let

4 stars
3.7 / 5 69 reviews

36-37 Cartwright Gardens Map

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Business and leisure travellers looking for chic comfortable accommodations set in a central location find an ideal base at Studios 2 Let London Apartment. This London property is within convenient... More

Have stayed before, and this hotel is fair for the price. However, this time I did find that shower cubicle was not up to a reasonable standard and it appears the shower soap tray may have been...
2 Sep 2015
From US$150

8 K West Hotel London

4 stars
4.1 / 5 37 reviews

Richmond Way Map

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Featuring stylish and modern accommodations, K West Hotel London provides a suitable base for discerning travellers exploring this part of United Kingdom capital. This cosy West London hotel places... More

Good stay
Had a good stay at K West. Staff were great. Had no problems. Was only there for a night before an exam and the only thing I will say is that their water pump is very noisy. Thankfully the person...
11 Sep 2015
From US$230

9 The Cumberland Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 87 reviews

Great Cumberland Place Map

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The Cumberland Hotel offers quality accommodation and a fine location close to London's popular attractions including Wallace Collection, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Madame Tussauds and Photographers... More

Well, it was a nice hotel but they gave us our room in the other building, which was acceptable. Good location, good service. Old hotel. The amenities were acceptable, clean. Overall, acceptable...
3 Jun 2015
From US$302

10 Thistle Marble Arch

4 stars
4.3 / 5 47 reviews

Bryanston Street, Map

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Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, an art-deco style hotel, offers quality accommodation for guests visiting London. Well-known attractions of London, such as Wallace Collection, Madame Tussauds and... More

As per this site the delux room size is 32 meter square but actually its 25 as per reciption The location is good and near from the best shops for shopping in London Next time this hotel will be...
2 Aug 2015
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