History and Heritage
This landlocked county, on the outskirts of London provides a quiet countryside contrast to the bustling capital. Being one of the most historic counties in the UK dating back to the 10th Century Hertfordshire has a rich history such as St Albans Cathedral which has been welcome pilgrims since the 11th Century. Herefordshire was founded in the Norse-Saxon wars and developed though commerce serving the constantly expanding London. In the past Hertfordshire has been the site of political uprisings against the Crown such as the War of the Roses and the English Civil War. With a rich intellectual history from Geoffrey Chaucer to Beatrix Potter Hertfordshire is a region brimming with history and heritage.
Activities and Attractions
With a wide range of activities and attractions you’ll never be bored on a visit to Hertfordshire. With a wide range of historic site to visit such as St Albans Cathedral, the magnificent cathedral has been welcoming pilgrims and visitors since the 11th Century. If you’re looking for somewhere different to visit Bhaktivedanta Manor provides something unlike anything else in the UK. This temple is a sanctuary to the soul providing visitors with the chance to experience the shrines, gardens and participate in classes and meditation. If you want to get out of your comfort zone and get the adrenalin pumping there are a range of activities such as white water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre or The Snow Centre at Hemel Hampstead where you can get lessons and learn to ski or snowboard or improve your technique if you have slope experience. If you’re looking for a more tranquil day out Cassiobury Park provides over 190 acres of woodland and countryside for you to relax and enjoy the Hertfordshire country. With a range of walking and cycling routes you can escape the city and explore the beautiful countryside.
Food and Drink
Of course one of the biggest qualities of pubs is their food. Today pubs and inns in Hertfordshire are offer guests a range of dishes from pubs classics to meals with a twist. You can start the day the right way with a hearty full English breakfast and then tuck into to a delicious home cooked meal made from the finest locally sourced ingredients in the evening. With pubs housing a wide range of local and international beer, wine and spirits you can sit back and enjoy a drink or two after a wonderful dinner.
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