Hertfordshire is a county in south-east England whose southern border is just 12 miles from the centre of London.

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From some towns in south Hertfordshire, central London is less than 20 minutes away by train. The county has a population of about 1,000,000 residents. Other counties that surround Hertfordshire are London (south), Buckinghamshire (west), Bedfordshire (north), Cambridgeshire (north-east) and Essex (east). Hertfordshire is well served by London Luton Airport and London Stansted Airport, both of which are situated a few miles outside the county, while London Heathrow Airport is less than 1 hour away.

The county is full of contrasts which blend together to create a superb quality of life for residents and visitors. Thriving modern towns have developed amongst historic market towns. Country lanes and sleepy, picturesque villages are never far away. The close proximity of London provides employment opportunities with commuters making the most of the fast train links into central London.

The largest town in Hertfordshire is Watford, situated within the M25 motorway and has a thriving shopping centre and business parks. Other large, historic towns include St Albans,Hitchin and Hertford. New towns include Letchworth andWelwyn Garden City. Details of other Hertfordshire towns and village can be found here.

Interesting places in Hertfordshire

The Kings Lodge Hotel

28 Bridge Road, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, Watford WD4 8RF
Tel: 01923 441141   Email: kingslodge@hotmail.co.uk

A historic hotel dating back to the 17th Century for local, business guests or the independent traveller. Hunter’s Bar & Restaurant offers a home-cooked menu featuring British pub classics and other dishes from local produce.

There is a well stocked bar with Real Ales and an extensive wine list. In the winter the two large open fires create that relaxing atmosphere where you can feel the history of the King’s Lodge.

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The Fairway Tavern

Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 2ED
Tel: 01707 376154 Email: info@fairwaytavern.co.uk

For those staying at the Fairway Tavern we have seven modern bedrooms with ensuite facilities. All of our rooms are located on the ground floor and benefit from convenient external access. Regardless of which room you stay in, you’ll find breath-taking views over the golf course just outside your door.

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Hall Farm Bed & Breakfast

Hall Lane, Great Chishill, Nr. Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 8SH
Tel.: 01763 838263 Mobile: 07970 130 125 Email: b&b@chishillhall.com

Hall Farm Bed and Breakfast offers quiet accommodation in a beautiful Georgian Farmhouse set in a secluded walled garden. This 500 acre working family farm is on the edge of the pretty hilltop village of Great Chishill, the highest point in Cambridgeshire. We are on the B1039 midway between the towns of Royston and Saffron Walden. We are ideally situated for Stansted Airport.

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The White House

Smiths Green, Dunmow Road, Takeley, Hertfordshire CM22 6NR
Tel: +44(0) 1279 870 257 and +44(0) 1279 870 423
Email: enquiries@whitehousestansted.co.uk

The White House is a delightful 15th Century Grade II listed manor house set in one acre of attractive gardens providing a relaxing atmosphere for all. Having been awarded 4 Yellow Stars by the AA for it’s outstanding facilities and service, The White House is also highly

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Offley Place Country House Hotel

Kings Walden Road, Great Offley, Hitchin SG5 3DX
Tel: +44 1462 768 787 Email: reservations@offleyplace.com

The Manor boasts 16 individually designed bedrooms, all with impressive views of aspects of the 27 acres of parkland that Offley Place sits on.

Offley Place is situated in the quaint village of Great Offley where it has done since the 17th Century. The Manor has remained virtually

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The White Hart Hotel

2 Prospect Place, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9EN
Tel: 01438 715353 Email: info@whitehartwelwyn.co.uk

Owned & run by brothers James and Tom Bainbridge, The White Hart offers varied menu’s, real ales, cocktails and an exciting wine list. The restaurant and hotel in Welwyn offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

In the morning for breakfast you could start your day in many ways from

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Lodge Farm House

Lodge Farm House, Kings Walden, Nr Hitchin, Herts SG4 8LL
Tel: 01462 768 229 Mobile: 07584 667 520
Email: info@lodgefarmbandb.co.uk


Lodge Farm House is set in its own private grounds of 20 acres within the rolling Chiltern Hills and is only 3 miles away from the historic market town of Hitchin.

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The Silver Cup

5 St Albans Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshires AL5 2JF
Tel:01582 713095 Email: info@silvercupinharpenden.co.uk

Sitting on the idyllic Harpenden Common, The Silver Cup has been serving customers since 1838. The pub’s name is presumably taken from a trophy at the Harpenden Races, which started in the 1830s, but were not a regular fixture until 1848, when they were held annually on the Common until 1914.

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