Easily accessed from London, Hertfordshire is one of the Home Counties and provides a welcome escape from the urban hustle and bustle of the capital city.
From the magical forest of Ashridge to the captivating Knebworth House, the attractions and events on offer in this varied county are numerous. Historic cities such as St Albans contrast with the ‘new towns’ such as Stevenage and the ‘garden cities’ of Welwyn and Letchworth, so-called due to an urban planning experiment to combine the benefits of both the countryside and the city.
Top sights and attractions include Hertford Castle, Paradise Wildlife Park, Rye House, Hatfield House and, of course, the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesdon. The market town of Tring, pretty cobbled streets of Hitchin and historic county town of Hertford are all worth a visit.
In East Hertfordshire, you’ll be less than an hour’s drive from central London, opening up a wealth of attractions and day trips in the capital. With so much countryside, however, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you the city wasn’t just on the doorstep. Walking, cycling, riverside strolls and dining in country pubs are just some of the pastimes you can enjoy while in the area, not to mention some fantastic outdoor attractions including The Henry Moore Foundation, Lee Valley Regional Park and Rye Meads Nature Reserve. A unique place to visit and free to enter is Scott’s Grotto, a network of connected underground chambers, lined with shells, flints and coloured glass.
Whether you’re exploring with friends or celebrating with family, get everyone together in one of our large holiday cottages in Hertfordshire.