A Norman church was built on this site around 1190. The nave of the present church was built in the 13th century, the chancel arch being the most obvious early structure. There are two medieval corbels at the east end of the south aisle. Patronage of the church passed through several hands until in 1549 it was sold to the Wilshere family, who lived...more
This large inn has a sign saying that it was built in 1352. In the 17th and 18th centuries as a coaching inn it became an important stopping off point for weary travellers heading up the Great North Road; the famous writer Samuel Pepys is said to have stayed here and remarked that "he had had his worst night’s sleep ever!"more
As well as a skeletal remains of a woman buried on the site, several finds were excavated at the Roman baths. Finds include glassware, pottery, bronze lettering, coins, knife blades, hair pins and broaches which are all displayed in glass cabinets beside the ruins. Open: 2-5pm Saturdays. Admission: £1.50more
2 Prospect Place, Welwyn, AL6 9EN, gb
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
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...more
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...more
This is one of favorite local restaurants and we have been here many times over the past years.The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, whilst still giving you the feeling of a special night out. The staff are friendly and will always help you out in your quest for table. It has so many great dishes. Highlights on the staple menu would have to be...more
Welwyn has a few pubs that remain from the days when it was a coaching stop on the Great North Road in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Wellington Inn dates from 1352, the Rose and Crown in Church Street was already there in 1633 whilst the White Hart dates from 1675.
Welwyn's station, known as Welwyn North, is actually a mile to the east of the village in another village called Digswell. The station is located on the East Coast Main Line with half-hourly services to London Kings Cross and an hourly service northbound to both Cambridge and Peterborough. For more information on services check First Capital Connects website below.