Hertfordshire Attractions

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Hertfordshire Map and Attractions

Scale: It is 26 miles from Cheshunt to Royston and 48 miles from Hemel Hempstead to Bishop's Stortford.

Airports Airports indicated are Luton and Stansted.

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Attraction 1 - Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. knebworthhouse.com.
Attraction 2 - Welwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn By Pass, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9NX. Tel: 01707 271362.
Attraction 3 - Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA. Tel: 01992 470490. pwpark.com.
Attraction 4 - Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, AL1 1BY. Tel: + 44 (0) 1727 860780.
Attraction 5 - ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF. Tel: 0871 716 2354.

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Visitor attractions and information for Baldock

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Attractions Baldock Museum and Local History Society, The Town Hall (Opposite the George and Dragon), Hitchin Steet, Baldock, SG7. The museum is dedicated to the history of Baldock and its locality. There is at least one changing exhibition each year. Location: In the centre of Baldock.

Baldock Museum

Letchworth Art Gallery

Attractions Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery, Broadway, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 3PF. Tel: 01462 685647. Displays of local natural history and archaeology of the area, including finds of the late Iron Age and Romano-British Baldock. Regular art exhibitions. The museum has four main galleries. Downstairs you can see local wildlife displayed in realistic settings, and find out about the famous Letchworth Black Squirrel. About 2 miles west of Baldock.

Letchworth Museum

Attractions Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD. Tel: 01462 681223. The Letchworth Palace Ltd had come together with the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation in a £2m programme to revitalise the cinema from a single to a triple screen facility to combine the latest in sound, seating and projection with the original exterior and luxurious art deco interior features. broadway-cinema.com. About 2 miles west of Baldock.

Broadway Cinema

Attractions Plinston Hall, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3NX. Tel: 01462 672003. Less than two minute's walk from the town centre and railway station. Plays, Panto, Musicals, Variety Shows, Discos, Live Bands, Exhibitions, Concerts and Dancing, Holiday Playschemes, Special Interest Groups, Clubs and Societies, Rooms for Private Meetings, Exhibitions, Collectors Fairs. plinstonlive.com. About 2 miles west of Baldock.

Plinston Hall

Baldock Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Berkhamsted

Attractions Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF. The country home of the Zoological Society of London, (London Zoo). About 6 miles north of Berkhamsted.

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

Attractions Berkhamsted Castle. The castle was abandoned in 1495 and fell into ruin. Location: In Berkhamsted, next to railway station which is adjacent to the castle site. berkhamsted-castle.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Berkhamsted.

Berkhamsted Castle

Attractions Herts County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts. AL3 7PT. Tel: 01582 792626. Traditional County Show held annually on the 2nd bank holiday in May. www.hertsshow.com. About 6 miles north east of Berkhamsted. The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1. The Showground is signposted from the motorway.

Herts County Show

Berkhamsted hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Bishop's Stortford

Rhodes Art Complex

Attractions Bishop's Stortford Museum and Rhodes Art Complex, South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG. Tel: 01279 651746. The Museum brings to life the rich and fascinating history of the town. www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Bishop's Stortford.

Bishop's Stortford Museum

The Forge Museum and Victorian Cottage Garden

Attractions The Forge Museum and Victorian Cottage Garden, High Street, Much Hadham, Herts, SG10 6BS. Tel: 01279 843301. The Museum is set in attractive Grade II listed buildings. The collection includes photographs, documents and a wide range of tools. The resident blacksmith can be seen working six days per week. The garden houses a rare early 19th century beeshelter and a granary building. About 3 miles west of Bishop's Stortford.

The Forge Museum and Victorian Cottage Garden

Attractions Hatfield Forest, Takeley, Nr Bishop's Stortford, CM22 6NE. Tel: 01279 870 678. Designated site of special scientific interest and National Nature Reserve. Of great historical and ecological importance. Trees support a huge variety of wildlife. Miles of excellent walks and nature trails. Fishing available on the lake About 2 miles east of Bishop's Stortford.

Hatfield Forest

Attractions Mole Hall Wildlife Park & Butterfly Pavilion, Widdington, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3SS. Tel: 01799-540400. Mole Hall Wildlife Park was first opened to the public in 1963 and now covers over 20 acres of grounds and gardens, which surround the original moated manor house (private), which dates from 1287. The flamingos enjoy wading in the moat surrounding Mole Hall House. molehall.co.uk. About 7 miles north of Bishops Stortford.

Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Attractions Priors Hall Barn, Widdington, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3ZB. Tel: +44 (0)1799 510444. One of the finest surviving medieval barns in eastern England, tree-ring dated to the mid-15th century, with a breathtaking aisled interior and crown post roof, the product of some 400 oaks. English Heritage. english-heritage.org.uk. About 7 miles north of Bishops Stortford.

Priors Hall Barn Saffron Walden

Attractions Bishops Stortford Lakeside Superbowl, 4 Anchor Street, Station Road, Bishops Stortford, HERTFORDSHIRE CM23 3BP. Tel: 01279755204. 12 AMF BOWLING LANES. LICENSED BAR. FOOD DINER. KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES. POOL TABLES. AMUSEMENTS. Disabled Facilities, Ramps throughout complex, Lane Bumpers, Ball Ramps. About 7 miles north of Bishops Stortford.

Bishops Stortford Lakeside Superbowl

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Visitor attractions and information for Cheshunt

Attractions Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA. Tel: 01992 470490. A fantastic, fun filled, destination for all the family. We have an amazing range of animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, zebras, camels and wolves and what makes us really unique is the fact that you can get up close and personal, meeting and feeding many of the animals. www.pwpark.com. About 3 miles north of Cheshunt.

Paradise Wildlife Park

Attractions Lee Valley Regional Park. Lee Valley Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Essex, EN9 2EG, Tel: +44 (0)1992 702 200. Recreational areas, heritage sites, nature reserves, lake and riverside trails, golf or ice skating, fishing, birdwatching, exploring countryside, historic sites. The Park runs for 26 miles between Ware in Hertfordshire and the East India Dock Basin by the River Thames. Much of the Park is accessible by boat along the River Lee. Cheshunt is on the banks of the river Lee, alongside The Lee Valley Regional Park.

Lee Valley Regional Park

Cheshunt Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Harpenden

Attractions Herts County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts. AL3 7PT. Tel: 01582 792626. Traditional County Show held annually on the 2nd bank holiday in May. www.hertsshow.com. About 3 miles west of Harpenden. The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1. The Showground is signposted from the motorway.

Herts County Show

Harpenden Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Hatfield

Attractions Hertford Castle, SG14 1HR. Tel: 01992 584322. The building often referred to as Hertford Castle is in fact the gatehouse. The castle itself no longer stands but occupied the enclosed area behind the gatehouse. For 300 years a Royal Palace stood within the flint walls having previously been one of a series of castles built for defence purposes. James I of Scotland was a prisoner at Hertford Castle, as were the Templars. Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood at both Hatfield House and Hertford Castle. Location: 4 miles east of Hatfield in the centre of Hertford.

Hertford Castle

Attractions Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA. Tel: 01992 470490. A fantastic, fun filled, destination for all the family. We have an amazing range of animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, zebras, camels and wolves and what makes us really unique is the fact that you can get up close and personal, meeting and feeding many of the animals. www.pwpark.com. About 5 miles east of Hatfield.

Paradise Wildlife Park

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 8 miles north of Hatfield.

Knebworth House

Hatfield Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Hemel Hempstead

Attractions ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF. Tel: 0871 716 2354. The country home of the Zoological Society of London, (London Zoo). About 6 miles north of Hemel Hempstead.

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

Attractions Leisure World - Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4JW. A large, indoor leisure and entertainment complex in Jarmans Park, Hemel Hempstead. Swiming pool, cimena, ice skating, bowls, nightclubs, amusements. Fast food outlets. Location: In the centre of Hemel Hempstead.

Leisure World - Jarman Park

Attractions Herts County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts. AL3 7PT. Tel: 01582 792626. Traditional County Show held annually on the 2nd bank holiday in May. www.hertsshow.com. About 5 miles north of Hemel Hempstead. The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1. The Showground is signposted from the motorway.

Herts County Show

Hemel Hempstead Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Hertford

Attractions Hertford Castle, SG14 1HR. Tel: 01992 584322. The building often referred to as Hertford Castle is in fact the gatehouse. The castle itself no longer stands but occupied the enclosed area behind the gatehouse. For 300 years a Royal Palace stood within the flint walls having previously been one of a series of castles built for defence purposes. James I of Scotland was a prisoner at Hertford Castle, as were the Templars. Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood at both Hatfield House and Hertford Castle. Location: In the centre of Hertford.

Hertford Castle

Attractions Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA. Tel: 01992 470490. A fantastic, fun filled, destination for all the family. We have an amazing range of animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, zebras, camels and wolves and what makes us really unique is the fact that you can get up close and personal, meeting and feeding many of the animals. www.pwpark.com. About 3 miles south of Hertford.

Paradise Wildlife Park

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 8 miles west of Hertford.

Knebworth House

Hertford hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Hitchin

Attractions Hitchin Swimming Centre, Fishponds Road, Hitchin. Tel: 01462 441646. 50m Heated Outdoor Pool & 8 Lane Heated Pool. In 1938, the outdoor pool was opened at Fishponds Road, and still exists today alongside a modern eight lane deck level pool opened in 1991. Location: In the centre of Hitchin.

Hitchin Swimming Centre

Attractions Chesfield Downs Golf Club, Jacks Hill Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7EQ. Tel: 01462 482929. 27 bay floodlit driving range/ practice bunker putting green. Just off Junction 8 of the A1 (M). About 3 miles east of Hitchin.

Chesfield Downs Golf Club

Attractions Hitchin Town Football Club, Top Field, Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1NU. Tel: 01462 459028. Hitchin Town can trace its roots back to 1865 when Hitchin FC was formed. The club took part in the first FA Cup in 1871-72, reaching the quarter finals. Location: In the centre of Hitchin.

Hitchin Town Football Club

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 5 miles south of Hitchin.

Knebworth House

Hitchin Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Knebworth

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 1 mile west of Knebworth.

Knebworth House

Knebworth Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Letchworth

Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery, Broadway, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 3PF. Tel: 01462 685647. Displays of local natural history and archaeology of the area, including finds of the late Iron Age and Romano-British Baldock. Regular art exhibitions. The museum has four main galleries. Downstairs you can see local wildlife displayed in realistic settings, and find out about the famous Letchworth Black Squirrel. Location: In the centre of Letchworth.

Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG6 3DD. Tel: 01462 681223. The Letchworth Palace Ltd had come together with the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation in a £2m programme to revitalise the cinema from a single to a triple screen facility to combine the latest in sound, seating and projection with the original exterior and luxurious art deco interior features. www.broadway-cinema.com. Location: In the centre of Letchworth.

Broadway Cinema

Attractions Plinston Hall, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3NX. Tel: 01462 672003. Less than two minute's walk from the town centre and railway station. Plays, Panto, Musicals, Variety Shows, Discos, Live Bands, Exhibitions, Concerts and Dancing, Holiday Playschemes, Special Interest Groups, Clubs and Societies, Rooms for Private Meetings, Exhibitions, Collectors Fairs. www.plinstonlive.com. Location: In the centre of Letchworth.

 Plinston Hall

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 7 miles south of Letchworth.

Knebworth House

Attractions Chesfield Downs Golf Club, Jacks Hill Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7EQ. Tel: 01462 482929. 27 bay floodlit driving range/ practice bunker putting green. Just off Junction 8 of the A1 (M). About 3 miles south of Letchworth.

Chesfield Downs Golf Club

Letchworth Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Rickmansworth

Attractions Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP8 4AB, UK +44 (0)1494 871117. The Museum was founded in 1976, with the aim of rescuing threatened buildings and re-erecting them on our forty-five acre site of natural park, meadow and woodland. Our collection consists of more than 30 buildings. www.coam.org.uk. About 1 mile west of Rickmansworth.

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Attractions Rickmansworth has a popular theatre, Watersmeet. High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH. Tel: 01923 711063. The auditorium has a capacity of 481 for theatre productions and conferences, and 200 for cabaret events. It is also hired for craft fairs and exhibitions. Location: In the centre of Rickmansworth.

Watersmeet

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Visitor attractions and information for Royston

Attractions ROYSTON AND DISTRICT MUSEUM, Lower King Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5AL. Tel: 01763 242587. The Royston Tapestry at the Museum is a project initiated in 1992 by the present curator and depicting scenes from the town’s past, which, when finished, will rival the Bayeux Tapestry in its skill and originality. www.roystonmuseum.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Royston.

ROYSTON AND DISTRICT MUSEUM

Attractions ROYSTON CAVE, Melbourn Street, Royston, Tel: 01763 242587. The cave is owned by the Town Council and opened for public visits by the Royston and District History Society at weekends from Easter to the end of September. Please remember that the cave is prone to flooding and is liable to be closed without warning if there has been heavy rain. Royston Town Council Tel: 01763 245484. Location: In the centre of Royston.
ROYSTON CAVE

Attractions Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR. Tel: +44 (0)1223 835 000. About 8 miles east of Royston.

Imperial War Museum Duxford

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Visitor attractions and information for St Albans

Attractions Herts County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts. AL3 7PT. Tel: 01582 792626. Traditional County Show held annually on the 2nd bank holiday in May. www.hertsshow.com. About 5 miles north of St Albans. The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1. The Showground is signposted from the motorway.

AttractionsHertford Castle, SG14 1HR. Tel: 01992 584322. The building often referred to as Hertford Castle is in fact the gatehouse. The castle itself no longer stands but occupied the enclosed area behind the gatehouse. For 300 years a Royal Palace stood within the flint walls having previously been one of a series of castles built for defence purposes. James I of Scotland was a prisoner at Hertford Castle, as were the Templars. Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood at both Hatfield House and Hertford Castle. Location: 8 miles east of St Albans in the centre of Hertford.

Hertford Castle

 AttractionsCathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, AL1 1BY. Tel: + 44 (0) 1727 860780. The Cathedral is situated in the centre of the historic city of St Albans. It is open from 0800 to 1745 all year round. (We close at 1300 on Christmas Day). Please enter by the West Door. Location: In the centre of St Albans.

 Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban

St Albans Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Stevenage

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre

Attractions Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ. Tel: 08700 131030. Gordon Craig Theatre and Concert Hall, Boxfield Art Gallery, Corinthian Conference and Entertainment Suite, Health and Fitness Suites, sunbeds, dance studio, squash courts, climbing wall, indoor bowls hall, multipurpose sports hall, Fairlands Valley Park. www.stevenage-leisure.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Stevenage.

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre

Attractions Chesfield Downs Golf Club, Jacks Hill Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7EQ. Tel: 01462 482929. 27 bay floodlit driving range/ practice bunker putting green. Just off Junction 8 of the A1 (M). About 3 miles north of Stevenage.

Chesfield Downs Golf Club

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 1 mile south of Stevenage.

Knebworth House

Stevenage hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Tring

Attractions Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF. The country home of the Zoological Society of London, (London Zoo). About 7 miles north east of Tring.

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

Attractions Tring Park belonged to Tring Mansion, now the Arts Educational School. The 300 acre park is now managed by the Woodland Trust and provides wonderful open space for the walker and naturalist. Location: South, on the outskirts of Tring.

Tring Park

The Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum

Attractions The Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Akeman Street, Tring, Herts, HP23 6AP. Tel: 020 7942 6171. The Museum covers a large site and has extensive facilities including a café, a gift shop, a discovery room, two outdoor picnic areas and free car parking. The Zoological Museum has been part of the Natural History Museum since 1937. Location: In the centre of Tring.

The Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum

Attractions The Grand Union Canal passes to the north of Tring on its way from London to Birmingham. Tring reservoirs at Wilstone, Tringford, Startops End and Marsworth supply water for the Grand Union Canal and are also a haven for wildlife. They have been a national nature reserve since 1955. You will find There are car parking at Marsworth and near Wilstone. About 1 mile north of Tring.

Tring Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Ware

Attractions Hertford Castle, SG14 1HR. Tel: 01992 584322. The building often referred to as Hertford Castle is in fact the gatehouse. The castle itself no longer stands but occupied the enclosed area behind the gatehouse. For 300 years a Royal Palace stood within the flint walls having previously been one of a series of castles built for defence purposes. James I of Scotland was a prisoner at Hertford Castle, as were the Templars. Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood at both Hatfield House and Hertford Castle. Location: 2 miles west of Ware in the centre of Hertford.

Hertford Castle

Attractions Lee Valley Regional Park. Lee Valley Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Essex, EN9 2EG, Tel: +44 (0)1992 702 200Recreational areas, heritage sites, nature reserves, lake and riverside trails, golf or ice skating, fishing, birdwatching, exploring countryside, historic sites. The Lee Valley Regional Park runs for 26 miles between Ware in Hertfordshire and the East India Dock Basin by the River Thames. Much of the Park is accessible by boat along the River Lee. Ware is on the banks of the river Lee, and is the northern end of The Lee Valley Regional Park.

Lee Valley Regional Park

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 8 miles west of Ware.

Knebworth House

Ware hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Watford

Attractions Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP8 4AB, UK +44 (0)1494 871117. The Museum was founded in 1976, with the aim of rescuing threatened buildings and re-erecting them on our forty-five acre site of natural park, meadow and woodland. Our collection consists of more than 30 buildings. www.coam.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Watford.

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Watford hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Roman Baths

Attractions Welwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn By Pass, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9NX. Tel: 01707 271362. These Roman baths were once part of a Roman villa. You can still see the layout of the baths, the cold, warm and hot rooms, along with the hypocaust which provided the warm underfloor heating. Phone and check the museum is open before arriving. Location: On the outskirts of Welwyn Garden.

Welwyn Roman Baths

Attractions Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA. Tel: 01992 470490. A fantastic, fun filled, destination for all the family. We have an amazing range of animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, zebras, camels and wolves and what makes us really unique is the fact that you can get up close and personal, meeting and feeding many of the animals. www.pwpark.com. About 6 miles south east of Welwyn Garden City.

Paradise Wildlife Park

Attractions Hertford Castle, SG14 1HR. Tel: 01992 584322. The building often referred to as Hertford Castle is in fact the gatehouse. The castle itself no longer stands but occupied the enclosed area behind the gatehouse. For 300 years a Royal Palace stood within the flint walls having previously been one of a series of castles built for defence purposes. James I of Scotland was a prisoner at Hertford Castle, as were the Templars. Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood at both Hatfield House and Hertford Castle. Location: 3 miles east of Welwyn Garden in the centre of Hertford.

Hertford Castle

Attractions Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6PY. Tel: +44 01438 812661. Knebworth House is unique - originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the gothic fantasy we see today, with turrets, griffins and gargoyles. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time. Knebworth is easily accessible by all forms of transport from most areas of the UK. www.knebworthhouse.com. About 4 miles north of Welwyn Garden City.

Knebworth House

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