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Hertfordshire in England is famous for being the death place of St Alban, the first recorded British Christian martyr who was thought to of been beheaded the city of St Alban’s which was once called Verulamium. It was once also home to MGM-British Studios where the first three Star Wars and other movies were made.
Population of Hertfordshire
Top 5 Places to Visit in Hertfordshire
This small town in Hertfordshire has a lot of wonderful surprises to offer its visitors.
In 1743 Royston Cave was discovered here by accident during the building of a bench! It is a bell-shaped cave with religious carvings all over the walls, there had been trouble over the years preserving the markings as they were carved into soft chalk walls and insects had been eating it! Its was soon discovered hat was causing the issue and prevention measures are now in place!
Just on the outskirts of Royston there is a lovely hotel called ‘Coach House Hotel’ it is a beautiful hotel full of character that is set in the country surrounded by beautiful green fields, it is such a relaxing place to stay when visiting Royston.Search Hotels Here
This unique city is just a stone’s throw away from the centre of London yet far enough out to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital and feel a little more in nature.
St Alban’s has an array of fascinating architecture that has been built here through the eras mainly from the Romans and the Medieval periods, one of the most visited places is the cathedral of St Alban’s which dominates the city’s skyline.
The cathedral was built in 1077 on the grounds of an even older Benedictine abbey which was originally built in 793, over the years it has had parts added to it creating the magnificent structure it is today.
There is a fantastic market in the city which has been operating as far back as the 9th century! It has a variety of different stalls with a wide selections of products and delicious food.Search Hotels Here
Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire which is also known as Herts, the towns hundred year old cobbled streets here will being you face to face with some very interesting history!
In the heart of the town, you will find Hereford Castle. The castle was built in 911 and then completely reconstructed in 1170 by Henry II the unusual red brick structure and Medieval windows attract visitors from all over, especially for weddings!
A fantastic place to learn all about the county towns history is in Hertford museum, the museum holds a large collection of various items that have been reserved from the town.
Items such as Roman coins, fossils, old pottery and much more are all kept here.Search Hotels Here
Watford is a lovely town with some great attractions. One of the most popular is Cassiobury Park,190 acres of stunning greenery stretching from the town center to the countryside.
The park has a brilliant range of activities from nature and wildlife to children’s paddling pools, playgrounds a miniature train and even trampolines.
Shopping in Watford is AMAZING! With over 100 shops to choose from at the towns Intu Shopping center plus such a big range of resturants you really will be spoiled for choice!Search Hotels Here
Location of airports in Hertfordshire
London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport is just 30 minutes from Hertfordshire which is 12 miles away. There is also public transport going directly to the airport which takes 1 hr and 19 mins.
London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport is 46 miles away from the Hertfordshire area which takes 1 hr by car.
The night life in Hertfordshire happens in Hertford which is around 18 miles away.
Hertford has some great places for you to relax, enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks.
For a unique experience head to Cinnabar, this little chic cafe is so much more than what it seems! In the evening it turns into a popular place for tasty signature cocktails and other drinks.
Deco lounge serves delicious Asian food and at the weekend has live DJ’s offering great music where you can dance the night away.
If you like karaoke then Jungle bar is the place to be, Jungle Bar is also well known for its yummy cocktails.
Scenery and places to see
Hertfordshire has won awards for one of the top 10 prettiest places in England! The county is home to many of the ‘traditional English gardens’ with beautiful little cottages situated within gardens full of red roses and surrounded with white picket fences.
There are many glorious well kept gardens and country parks that you can visit along with the fantastic 190 acre Cassiobury park.
One of the most popular attractions in the Hertfordshire area is the Warner Brothers studio tour and the Making of Harry Potter! Here you can walk on the actual sets from the film and get a gimps inside what it is like to be a Hogwarts pupil, you can even buy Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans!
Hertfordshire is one of the historic counties and was founded in the 9th century by the Norse-Saxons, the history here goes way back and over the years has suffered many invasions as well as uprisings against the crown!
The county has been home to many different industrial specialties such as paper making, aircraft manufacturing, film making, pharmaceutical manufacturing and beer even brewing.
During the second world war over 4,000 bombs hit Hertfordshire alone causing millions of pounds worth of damage, shorty after a big renovation project was put in place starting with Stevenage.