Parks Guest House
27 London Road, Hertford, SG13 7LG, United Kingdom
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Salmon fillet in Filo pastry
Honey roast duck
Typical English scene
Travel Tips for Hertford
The focal point of stage entertainment in the town is Castle Hall in The Wash. As well as local drama there is a programme of events, featuring Children's shows, tribute acts, dance and music. Visit the website below to see what events are on.
Salisbury Arms Hotel
Built in 1570, The Salisbury Arms is named after the Salisbury's of Hatfield who own Hertford Castle. Prior to 1800 it was known as The Bell. In the election of 1832 the Hotel was the Tory Headquarters, but the result was declared null and void because of bribery and corruption.
Former Addis Factory
These buildings housed the Addis toothbrush factory for some 60 years. They were built in 1935 and were designed by Douglas Hamilton in the modern style. The larger building on the other side of the entrance, built in the same style was constructed in 1955. Addis came to the town in 1920 from London, taking over the site of the Hertford Steam Laundry which stood on this site. In 1993 the company left the town and relocated to Swansea in Wales. Since then several businesses have moved in including Herts & Essex Newspapers Ltd.
Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception
The Roman Catholic Church in St.John's Street was constructed in 1861 and is dedicated to The Immaculate Conception and St.Joseph. The site of the current church once housed Hertford Priory which was founded in 1087 by Sir Ralph De Limesi, a nephew of William the Conqueror but it was destroyed on 9th February 1539 under the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII.
Hertford - Home county town
Hertford is the county town (capital) of Hertfordshire, the county immediately north of London, with the town being 19 miles (31km) away from the English capital. Hertford is a small to medium sized town of around 25,000 people and is one of the top 10 places to live in the UK. Its name is Anglo-Saxon in origin and means the ford frequented by harts - a medium sized male deer, for which the county is famous for and which features on the counties flag.
The town features several beautiful old town houses that date from the 17th to the 19th centuries along with St Nicholas Hall that features Tudor wooden beams and which dates to around 1450. The town, however, is better known for its Norman 11th century castle of which only the motte (a raised grass mound) remains. The original 12th century castle flint wall and gates remain but its 15th century gatehouse is now the major draw-card attraction. There are several churches in the town, All Saints' and St Andrew's, are late and mid 19th century respectively. In the northern suburb of Bengeo lies St Leonard's, a two-celled 12th century Norman church of considerable architectural interest. The Parliament of England temporarily moved to Hertford during the Great Plague of London. This is why the main square in the town, Parliament Square, is so named, although it is a 20th century creation. The town is well served by transportation links with two rail stations to London Moorgate and London Liverpool Street, and the A414, M11 and A10 roads which mean that the town can easily be visited as a day trip from London.
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