Rambling country estates, orderly garden towns and cathedral cities all come together in Hertfordshire. Picnic outside revival mansions with forest backdrops, redbrick Jacobean manors with mazes and gothic courts encrusted with gargoyles. Span centuries in St Albans' Roman amphitheatres and Norman cathedrals. You can come face to face with dragons and ghouls straight from the Harry Potter films and snow leopards at wildlife parks. This home county hasn't forgotten its shopaholics with outlet malls and new towns.