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St Albans

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Welwyn Garden City

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Watford

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Bishops Stortford

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Hertford

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Knebworth

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Ware

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Harpenden

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Welwyn

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Hitchin

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Wheathampstead

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Rickmansworth

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Ayot Saint Lawrence

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Much Hadham

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South Mimms

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St Albans

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  • Cathedral

    St Albans Things to Do

    This is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago – more than 200 years before St Augustine arrived in Canterbury It a great place to visit and holds a great family Christmas carol service. I haven't yet to...

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  • St Michael's Manor Hotel

    St Albans Hotels

    Fishpool Street, Saint Albans, AL3 4RY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mind Your Head in the Boot

    St Albans Nightlife

    The Boot pub is an old establishment of St Albans. Central in its location, a stones throw from the clock tower.It's a lovely old pub with decent beer. One of its quirks is the the height of the ceiling. It's not to far from your head when you first enter, and gets progressively lower in certain parts of the pub.Anybody over 6ft be advised ......

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Welwyn Garden City

Watford

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  • Great new menu

    Watford Restaurants

    We have been to Dine India on a few occasions and have really enjoyed the both the food and service. Even after the first time the owners recognised our faces and had remembered some of our preferences which creates a really personalised touch.The reason for the review is because the menu has just been changed along with a new chef. I thought the...

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  • Premier Inn Watford - Centre East

    Watford Hotels

    Never actually stayed there myself, but know quite a few people who have. So whats so good about...

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  • Good Indian Restaurant

    Watford Restaurants

    The Dine India restaurant is one of the better restaurants in Watford. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere with the tables through the back facing out onto a small conservatory area. Service is attentive, friendly and very professional and they have a well stocked bar. A takeaway service is also available with a 10% discount and for orders over £10...

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Bishops Stortford

  • Good rural pub with homemade pies

    Bishops Stortford Restaurants

    This little pub is popular with locals and tourists alike. It is located in a village close to Bishop's Stortford, not far way from Stansted Airport and in vicinity of a couple of B&Bs. The George (after King George IV) is located in a half-timbered building with a low ceiling, dating back from the 17th century. There is not a big variety of...

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  • Days Hotel London Stansted - M11

    Bishops Stortford Hotels

    Jct 8, M11 Mtrwy, Old Dunmow Rd, Welcome Break Birchanger Green, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 5QZ, Unite

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Cecil Rhodes

    Bishops Stortford Things to Do

    Cecil John Rhodes is Bishop's Stortford's most famous son, having been born here in 1853. He was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today markets 40% of the world's rough diamonds and at one time marketed 90%. He was an ardent believer in colonialism and imperialism, and was the founder of the state of Rhodesia, which was named...

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Hertford

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  • One of the best.

    Hertford Restaurants

    Just outside Hertford in the village of Stapleford is the Woodhall Arms pub, including Papillon restaurant. Although it's in a village pub it's a restaurant which would be successful as a stand-alone even in a fashionable area of London.The service is first class, the menu is wide-ranging, the dishes are superb, the wine list is excellent. All the...

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  • Ponsbourne Park Hotel

    Hertford Hotels

    With a couple of exceptions staff were rude, unhelpful and unprofessional. The pool was closed in...

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  • St Leonard's Church, Bengeo

    Hertford Off The Beaten Path

    The oldest church within the town boundary is St.Leonard's in Bengeo, which dates back to around 1120. The stone altar slab at St.Leonard's originally came from the church of St.Mary The Less, which once stood on the site of what is now the Public Library. Directions: From the town centre, head north along Port Hill. Then turn right onto New Rd...

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Knebworth

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  • Sterling English Breakfasts

    Knebworth Restaurants

    If we're feeling lazy in the morning then we'll take the short walk up the road to Coasters cafe for breakfast.The place is really relaxing and serves various ranges of breakfasts and lunches. The staff are friendly and it's always a nice place to stop in on even for just a quick coffee and a read of the paper.The food is always fresh and...

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  • The Chequers Inn

    Knebworth Hotels

    This is one of our favourite pubs in the area and we often pop in for a quick drink. It is a run as...

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  • Great Sunday Lunch

    Knebworth Restaurants

    Not really in Knebworth, but I can still walk to the North Star and so that makes it local.It does an excellent Sunday lunch. I went for the traditional roast beef accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and roast potatoes that were the size of cannonballs.A nice pint of McMullen AK.

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Ware

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  • Genuine Thai food

    Ware Restaurants

    In Britain the spicy foods from countries such as India and Thailand are often westernised, the spices reduced and sweetness added. Not so with Sala Thai, this is genuine Royal Thai food as you would find in Thailand.Relaxed, casual with excellent, friendly service. With Thai food it's a good idea to have a few people dining together so that a...

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  • Fanhams Hall Hotel

    Ware Hotels

    Fanhams Hall Road, Ware, SG12 7PZ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Scott's Grotto

    Ware Things to Do

    One of the most quirky sights in England, Scott's Grotto was created in the 1760s by the Quaker poet and reformer, John Scott, making it the country's largest grotto. Tucked away in a street of modern houses to the south of the town centre, it has six underground chambers connected by passages, extending for 67 feet into the chalk hillside. The...

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Harpenden

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Welwyn

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  • Really Tasty Pasta

    Welwyn Restaurants

    Old Welwyn is blessed with some fine restaurants and this is one of them.This Italian restaurant serves really tasty pasta and is always a delight to come back to. The service is friendly and they always welcome families.A good sign is that it's normally busy, even on a Thursday night and so it is always advisable to book ahead to avoid...

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  • The White Hart Hotel

    Welwyn Hotels

    2 Prospect Place, Welwyn, AL6 9EN, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Gastro pub

    Welwyn Restaurants

    On previous visits this was a typical old traditional village pub serving excellent food from an extensive, if predictable, menu with salads, fish, grills, pies, an excellent dessert menu and a small but good wine list.On the last visit there'd been a big change and it's now a gastro-pub. Same good atmosphere, still excellent food from an extensive...

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Hitchin

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  • Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

    Hitchin Restaurants

    A group of colleagues and I made a visit to Redcoats for lunch; it was in fact a post Christmas team event. I had never been to this venue previously, a number of the others had visited with work on a number of previous occasions. I had a wonderful soup to start - and then went on to have quail for my main course. I discovered that I am not a...

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  • Tudor Oaks Lodge

    Hitchin Hotels

    Taylors Road, Astwick, Hitchin, SG5 4AZ, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Black Squirrels

    Hitchin Favorites

    We were told that black squirrels are fairly rare in the UK and that we probably wouldn't see one but we came across this little guy while at the Hitchin Church. I just loved the squirrels in London and New York City so it was cool to see a little black one in Hitchin...

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Wheathampstead

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  • Former Two Brewers Inn

    Wheathampstead Things to Do

    At the turn of the century this building, which, until recently, a house and tea room, was the "Two Brewers" inn. It was built in an L-shape during the 17th century, though part of the tea room is earlier; it had a cross wing and predates the house on the left.

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  • Place Farm

    Wheathampstead Things to Do

    This timber framed farmhouse is also known as Wheathampstead Place. It is a late medieval hall house, formerly with cross-wings at both ends. The left-hand wing has been demolished and the right-hand wing was heightened in the 16th century when new fire-places were put on both floors. In the mid 17th century a red-brick wing was added at the...

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  • The Old Mill

    Wheathampstead Things to Do

    The former Corn mill harnessed the power of the River Lea to grind wheat for flour. The beginning of the mill race can be seen from the foot bridge on the left. There has been a mill here for many years, and this is probably the site of one of the four mills mentioned in the Doomsday Survey. It was the property of Westminster Abbey and the miller...

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Rickmansworth

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  • An interesting little marker.

    Rickmansworth Off The Beaten Path

    Have a look at the fairly decrepit little post, seen here by the side of a road in Rickmansworth which you could easily walk past and never notice as it is virtually overgrown. However, like so many of these things, look a little closer. I had been directed to this by the guidebook I was using whilst walking the wonderful London LOOP long-distance...

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  • The Grove

    Rickmansworth Hotels

    CHANDLERS CROSS, Rickmansworth, HE 4

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Just so you know.

    Rickmansworth Warnings and Dangers

    After having visited Rickmansworth on a few occasions previously, all concerned with the Grand Union Canal which I love, I recently revisited as part of walking the London LOOP, a long-distance trail whic circumnavigates the capital. I had visited the nearby Olde Greene Manne pub (see seperate tip on this page) and felt a touch underdressed for it...

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Ayot Saint Lawrence

  • New Church

    Ayot Saint Lawrence Things to Do

    This amazing and very distinctive church was built by Sir Lyonel Lyde in 1778. Its architect was Nicholas Revett, who, after living in Rome, Athens and Smyrna, returned to England and designed a number of churches on the Grecian model, the best known of which is West Wycombe Church in Buckingshire. The church features open pavilions on either side...

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  • Ayot House

    Ayot Saint Lawrence Things to Do

    This large house dates from the mid 18th century and was once home to Sir Lyonel Lyde who had part of the old church dismantled so to obstruct his view from this house. Today, the house is home to private residents.

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  • The Brocket Arms

    Ayot Saint Lawrence Things to Do

    This old pub, parts of which date to the 14th Century, was a stop-off point for pilgrims on their way to St Albans Abbey. A local legend suggests a tunnel exists from the pub to the Chapel or to the ruined church in the village, which is most likely a memory of the route taken by pilgrims.The Inn is said to be haunted by a phantom monk, who is...

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Much Hadham

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  • The Forge Museum

    Much Hadham Things to Do

    The Forge Museum is set in an attractive Grade II listed building. Originally a farmhouse of Moor Place, the earlier parts of the building date from the 15th century, Horseshoe Cottage and Forge Cottage date from the 16th century. The forge and bellows room are part of a 17th century barn conversion, and in 1811 the shoeing room and blacksmith’s...

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  • The Hall

    Much Hadham Things to Do

    Much Hadham Hall is the most splendid mansion in the village. Standing beside a massive tree, the house, built in 1735, has a central Venetian window, a sloping roof and, beside the stables, an arched carriageway with four windows on each side.

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  • St Andrew's Church

    Much Hadham Things to Do

    St Andrew's Church is large with a complicated history. Although originally a l2th-century church, apparently nothing remains of that period. Rebuilding began with the chancel c. 1220, with its blocked north lancet window, then the south aisle, c. 1250, and the north aisle, c. 1300. The tower was added in 1382—1404 and has three stages and a tall...

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