Why Hertfordshire?

Unwind in miles of stunning open countryside without the hassle of travelling for hours to get there. Hertfordshire is on London's doorstep easily accessible from all over the UK, but its picturesque villages, hedgerows and open fields seem to belong to a bygone age. Rambling country estates, orderly garden towns and cathedral cities all come together in Hertfordshire. Picnic outside revival mansions with forest backdrops, redbrick Jacobean manors with mazes and gothic courts encrusted with gargoyles.

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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The Old Cock Inn

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

The Old Cock Inn is a delightful pub and restaurant with 6 beautifully restored boutique bedrooms. They are...

From £110 per room per night
Rooms :
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Two Brewers Hotel

Chipperfield, Hertfordshire

A charming 18th Century Inn with stone floors, open fires and big leather sofas set across from the...

From £80 per room per night
Rooms :
20
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The Kings Arms

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

On the edge of Berkhamsted’s high street market, and just a 10 minute walk from the train station, stands The...

From £80 per room per night
Rooms :
14
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The Olde Kings Arms

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

The Olde Kings Arms is a family-friendly pub located in Hemel Hemsptead, recently refurbished with fantastic...

4 * rating
From £70 per room per night
Rooms :
8
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The Wellington

Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Delicious fresh food, amazing wines and bedrooms to die for, all enhanced by a marriage of medieval...

AA 5 * rating
From £85 per person per night
Rooms :
6
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The Brocket Arms

Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire

Welcome to The Brocket Arms. This delightful country inn was built in the 14th century and retains all the...

From £90 per room per night
Rooms :
6
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The Feathers Inn

Ware, Hertfordshire

The Feathers is located in the heart of Hertfordshire, surrounded by beautiful countryside ready to be...

AA 3 * rating
From £70 per room per night
Rooms :
31
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The Greyhound

Tring, Hertfordshire

The Greyhound is a traditional village pub with a unique character, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and...

From £50 per room per night
Rooms :
3
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The Greyhound Inn

Aldbury, Hertfordshire

The Greyhound are a small, family run country inn with 8 exclusive rooms. They offer an unrivalled personal...

4 * rating
From £80 per room per night
Rooms :
8
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The White Hart

Welwyn, Hertfordshire

The White Hart is an AA 4* Inn owned and run by brothers James & Tom Bainbridge, offering delicious food and...

AA 4 * rating
From £100 per room per night
Rooms :
13
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