Hertfordshire Visitor information

Hertfordshire

An Introduction to Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire is one of the Home Counties and although its county town is Hertford, it also has the historic cathedral city of St Albans and other older towns such as Royston, Ware and Baldock. More famously perhaps are the global examples of town planning of the earlier 20th century namely Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City. Despite its proximity to London and containing major commuter towns it is a predominantly rural county and the pre-eminence of deer in the county's crest can still be justified today.

Things to do in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire is home to many historic structures including Knebwoth House, the former home of Edward Lytton, St Albans Cathederal, where Alban the first matyr is buried and at Perry Green the Henry Moore foundation with exhibits in the artist's house. St Albans town also has a large number of museums, from the Roman town to the history of the surrounding area.

Other attractions to visit include - 

Benington Lordship Gardens - Spread over seven acres surrounding a fine Georgian manor house with remains of a Norman Castle and moat. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the peaceful location, a haven for wildlife that offers unspoilt views over the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.

Getting to Hertfordshire

By Rail

Hertfordshire is a 30 minute train journey from London Kings Cross and the main operators throughout the area are First Capital and National Rail.

By Car

Hertforshire is accessible via the M1, the M25 and A1(M) and is a 45 minute drive from London.

By Coach and Bus

National Express and Greenline operate from London to Hertfordshire. The main bus operator in the county are Arriva.

By Air

The nearest airports are Luton Airport and London Stansted, which are both approximately a half hour drive into Hertfordshire.