Tring Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Louisa Cottages
    Louisa Cottages
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Tring Things to Do

  • Pitstone Windmill

    The windmill is owned by the National Trust. It is a very early windmill. The date on it says 1895. It is believed to be the oldest post windmill in the UK.There is a very small (tiny) car park (free). You can walk down the field to the windmill at any time but the interior is only open on Sundays June, July & August. Admission is £2 per adult.

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  • College Lake

    Once a chalk quarry, College Lake is now a wonderfull restored sanctuary for wildlife. More than 1000 species of wildlife can be found here and it realy is beautiful,,, in all seasons. Apparently it was one of the quarries drivers that had the vision and made it become a reality. It is a truly wonderful place.There are bird hides scattered for the...

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  • Tring Park

    1066 is the year we can date this parkland to. It used to be owned (as did most of Tring, it would seem) to Lord Rothschild.Nowdays you can see cow and occasionally sheep, wandering over the parkland. Back in the days of Lord Rothschild you would have seen animals more to his exotic taste,,, wallabies,,,, rheas,,,,Actually, in 1902, the glis glis...

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  • Victoria Hall

    This building was built as a theatre at the turn of the 20th century and was for some years used as a pickle factory!

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  • Tring Park

    This historic park dates back to at least Norman times and probably long before. Henry Guy commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build the Manor House in 1682 and in the early 18th century areas of the park and surrounding woodlands were tamed and sculptured into formal landscaped gardens. The house passed through various hands until it was rented...

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  • Louisa Cottages

    At the corner of Akeman Street and Park Road, opposite the zoological museum, these attractive almshouses were built in 1893 to house retired workers from the Rothschild Estate. They are typical of the estate style devised by the architect, William Huckvale (1848-1936).

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  • Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum

    This is the town’s biggest and most important tourist destination. Now known as the Natural History Museum at Tring, this fascinating museum was once the private museum of Lionel Walter, 2nd Baron Rothschild, and is located in the grounds of the former Rothschild family home of Tring Park. The building was constructed in 1889 specifically to house...

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  • Old Vicarage

    The Old Vicarage is located on the north-eastern side of the parish church. It was built in Tudor style in 1825.

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  • Buildings of Tring

    Most of the buildings in Tring look old in style but were actually built at the turn of the 20th century. They were built by the Rothschild's who moved to Tring in 1872. They liked the town and developed it with new buildings to replace older ones. These included the Rose & Crown Hotel, Counting House and Market House.

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  • Rose & Crown Hotel

    The original coaching inn on the High Street was demolished in 1905 and rebuilt in old English style, set back from the road. The new hotel was one of the first Trust Houses in the country.

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  • Tring Brewery

    Tring Brewery was run by John Brown and his family from 1826 and 1897. However, the Tring Brewery Company was founded in 1992 and after a ‘brewing drought’ of over fifty years and is today located in Akeman Street.

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  • Market House

    The Market House looks old but was actually built in 1900 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It was originally open at street level, mainly for trade in straw plait. Part of it houses the town's Tourist Information Office.

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  • Church of St Peter & St Paul

    Although there are few traces left today, it is thought that a church has stood on the present site since Norman times. There is some evidence of Norman stone cutting techniques in some of the stones which make up the walls of the Chancel. The Church has been much rebuilt and restored. In the 14th century, a tower was added and the body of the...

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  • War Memorial

    The War Memorial in front of the town's parish church was unveiled in November 1918 to commemorate Tring's severe losses in the First World War.

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  • The Counting House

    The Counting House was built in 1937 in a mock-Tudor style on the site of an earlier ivy-covered house and today is home to a company of accountants.

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  • Memorial Gardens

    The Memorial Gardens offer an oasis of calm, they are beautifully laid out, containing lovely flower beds, huge trees, shrubs and a pretty pond.

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  • Tring Resevoirs

    The resevoirs are situated in the Tring gap in the Chilterns. Tring is at the summit level of the Grand Union Canal. The four reservoirs at Wilstone, Tringford, Startops End and Marsworth supply water for the canal. The resevoirs were constructed in the early 1800's, became a national nature reserve in 1955 and have been given status as a Site of...

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  • Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum

    Given to the nation by Walter Rothschild, upon his death, the Tring Natural History Museum holds one of the most impressive private collections in the UK.Entrance to the museum if free, although there are sometimes small charges made for specialised events that are held frequently, including many children's activities - some pre-bookable and some...

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Tring Hotels

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  • Premier Inn Tring

    Tring Hill, (formerly "Travel Inn"), Tring, HP23 4LD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Pendley Manor

    Cow Lane, Hertfordshire, Tring, Hertfordshire, P23

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Rangers Cottage

    Highfield Road, Wigginton, Hertfordshire, Tring, HP23 6EB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Tring Restaurants

  • Da Vincis

    A cheaper option for Tring and, being just off the High Street it is a little more tucked out of the way.The interior is a little tired. I have only eaten in here once and the best I can say was - it was ok!(often you can see the staff having a fag out front!)

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  • Francesco's

    It is cheap and cheerful.Service is friendly.Food is not the best in town - I would prefer to lunch here than to dine here.A little dark inside and could do with a revamp (in my opinion) but then - this is not the top end of the restaurant market in Tring. That really is about all I can say!

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  • Olive Limes

    A very large restaurant with an upstairs and a downstairs. I have only eaten in here (since it has been Olive Lime) upstairs, under the huge chandaliers and decadence resembling a "British India".The food is delicious. Not over-coloured and bulk-standard tasting like a lot of English Indians can be. Spices are used to create wonderful tastes which...

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  • Prezzo

    Great modern decor and good use of space because this is a restaurant with a lot of floor space.Friendly service - always somebody there to serve when needed but otherwise you are not interferred with.Great tasting food and HUGE portions!!!Extensive menu (and yummy desserts!!!)House wine is good :-)as with all restaurants in Tring, Prezzo is family...

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  • The Akeman

    Located in Akeman Street (part of an old Roman road) and inside a building built for Lord Rothschild, is The Akeman.It has a nice vibe, walking in from the street into a lounge area with huge fire (great in the winter and perfect place to sit for a coffee!), on to the bar and the further back to the restaurant. The bar is popular amongst all ages...

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  • Pink pub

    Set in The Tring Triangle (the conservation area of Tring), once you're headed in the right direction you can't really miss The Kings Arms because it is pink!It's a lovely pub, very popular and usually busy (trick for a table is to find the people finishing their food and then hover - usually they go!).Sometimes the food is lovely, sometimes it's...

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Tring Nightlife

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    by Willettsworld Written May 22, 2009

    For a small town, Tring has its fair share of pubs. These include:

    The Bell, 37 High St
    The Kings Arms, King St
    The Pheasant, Wingrave Rd
    The Anchor, 73 Western Rd
    The Black Horse, Frogmore St
    The Castle, Park Rd
    Crows Nest, Tring Hill
    Grand Junction Arms, Bulbourne Rd
    Robin Hood, 1 Brook St

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Tring Transportation

  • Train station

    The railway arrived in Tring in October 1837 but for some reason the town's station is located about 1.5 miles north-east of the town. From Tring, Monday to Saturdays there are 3 trains per hour southbound to London Euston, and an hourly service northbound to both Milton Keynes Central. Visit the London Midland trains website below for timetables...

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  • Parking Tring

    Tring is on the A41 between the larger towns of Hemel Hempstead and Aylebury and between the smaller towns of Berkhamsted and Aston Clinton. There are 3 car parks in town, all are pay and display and free for the 1st hour (but you still need to display a timed ticket from the machine). The largest of the 3 car parks is behind Dolphin Square and you...

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  • Tring train station

    The problem with Tring station is that it is far closer to the village of Aldbury than it is to Tring town! It is possible to walk from the station into town but it is a long walk (not one you would want to do with children) and walk is not a very nice one in as much as the road is fast moving, the pavements are not great....Buses go from the train...

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Tring Shopping

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    by smirnofforiginal Written Jun 6, 2007

    The Tring Farmer's Market promotes local produce for local people. It takes place on alternate Saturdays and has a really friendly vibe.

    The market is held in The Marketplace on Brook Street (opposite the petrol station) and is from 9am - 12:15.

    A list of market dates can be found on the website along with more details of the market holders.

    What to buy: It sells meats, eggs, cakes & biscuits, preserves, pies, vegetables, cheese, fish, plants, jewellery, crafts etc...

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Tring Favorites

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    by Willettsworld Written May 22, 2009

    Favorite thing: The Tourist Information Centre is in the Market House, built in 1900 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, on the corner of the High Street and Akeman Street in the town centre. The centre provides information, leaflets and guides as well as accommodation and travel literature.

    Open: 9.30am-3pm weekdays, 10am-1pm on Saturdays

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