Hertfordshire is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Buckinghamshire. Read all about what to see and do in the stunning county!
Things to see and do in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire is brimming with exciting things to see and do, so you’re guaranteed to discover something wonderful on your visit to the beautiful hidden gem of a county that is Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire – or ‘Herts’ as the locals like to call it – is just north of London and has an array of attractions and destinations that can be reached in as little as 20 minutes by train from the capital. Immerse yourself in the stunning countryside and incredible cultural sites in no time at all!
Hatfield House, just 21 miles of north London, is a stunning Jacobean House with gardens set in a spectacular countryside setting. Here you can explore the 400-year-old home and stroll through the impeccably tidy and brightly coloured gardens.
Paradise Wildlife Park is a family-run animal park located in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. Meet exotic animals including lions, tigers and meerkats at the most visited tourist attraction in Hertfordshire for a fantastic family day out.
For those who love Harry Potter, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is the perfect place for touring the real film sets, props and costumes and learning all about the special effects and tricks used in the popular films. You can drink Butterbeer and buy wands – so it’s the perfect place for Harry Potter fanatics!
Where to stay in Hertfordshire
When planning your trip to Hertfordshire, you can be rest assured that you will be sleeping soundly and enjoying spectacular food and drink at West Lodge Park, Hertfordshire’s finest country house hotel.
West Lodge Park is a five-star country retreat hotel in Hertfordshire, catering for weddings, celebrations, special events and much more. The country hotel is situated in 35-acres of stunning grounds, so you can breathe and soak up the tranquillity whilst strolling round the grounds, or when enjoying afternoon tea in the terrace bar. There are 59 luxury en-suite bedrooms, all of which have been individually named and decorated.
Enjoy luxurious fine dining in the Mary Beale restaurant, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served, made from locally sourced and fresh ingredients from the area. West Lodge Park serve mouth watering dishes served in a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a meal out or special occasion. A range of afternoon teas are also served here for everyone to enjoy.
Where to eat in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire have a number of fantastic restaurants, from Italian bistros and Turkish eateries, to family-run cafes and classic British spots – so you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to eat out!
The Greyhound in Hertfordshire is a pretty country pub, serving elevated pub classics and daily specials to reflect the seasonally-available ingredients. St James Restaurant is a modern, British restaurant with some European inspired dishes, including mushroom soup with truffle oil and roasted lamb rump with rosemary scented shepherd’s pie.
There’s so much to see and do in Hertfordshire, so when will you be visiting?