Hertfordshire

Visit Hertfordshire for rambling country estates, orderly garden towns and cathedral cities. 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 get close to endangered snow leopards at exciting wildlife parks. This home county hasn't forgotten its shopaholics either, with outlet malls and new towns aplenty. Top places to visit in Hertfordshire include St Albans Cathedral, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Cassiobury Park and the De Havilland Aircraft Museum.

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Hertfordshire

Visit Hertfordshire for rambling country estates, orderly garden towns and cathedral cities. 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 get close to endangered snow leopards at exciting wildlife parks. This home county hasn't forgotten its shopaholics either, with outlet malls and new towns aplenty. Top places to visit in Hertfordshire include St Albans Cathedral, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Cassiobury Park and the De Havilland Aircraft Museum.

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Get close to animals at Paradise Wildlife Park

Get close to animals at Paradise Wildlife Park

Head to Hertfordshire for an exciting day out with the family at this award-winning zoo to see animals and enjoy a whole host of experiences.

Location: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

 
May events: Discover your creative side at the Hertford Arts Festival

May events: Discover your creative side at the Hertford Arts Festival

Enjoy works from local artists and unleash your own creativity at a series of events in Hertford.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
Go picnicing at Rye House Gatehouse

Go picnicing at Rye House Gatehouse

The medieval Rye House Gatehouse makes an imposing background to any picnic.

Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

 
Rock concerts and Gothic architecture at Knebworth House

Rock concerts and Gothic architecture at Knebworth House

Set in 250 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is one of England's most colourful stately homes.

Location: Knebworth, Hertfordshire

 
Walking and Cycling in Hertford

Walking and Cycling in Hertford

Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the magnificent county town of Hertford and its surrounding areas.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
June event: Watch a grisly re-enactment at the Alban Weekend

June event: Watch a grisly re-enactment at the Alban Weekend

Join thousands of people gathering in the streets of St Albans for Alban Weekend, a festival in June that re-enacts and celebrates the life of St Alban.

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

 
June events: Take the family to Hertford Castle Fun Day

June events: Take the family to Hertford Castle Fun Day

Get into the carnival spirit with entertainment and stalls in the grounds of the historic Hertford Castle.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

 
Walk among Henry Moore’s sculptures

Walk among Henry Moore’s sculptures

At Perry Green you can wander Moore’s own gardens peppered with his works of art.

Location: Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

 
Get into the festive spirit at Hertford Christmas Gala

Get into the festive spirit at Hertford Christmas Gala

Start off the festive season in Hertford at the Annual Christmas Gala.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
July events: Enjoy a teddy bears’ picnic at Hertford Castle

July events: Enjoy a teddy bears’ picnic at Hertford Castle

Enjoy a whole day packed with free child friendly entertainment and activities on the grounds of Hertford Castle.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

 
June events: Get your motor running at Cars at the Castle

June events: Get your motor running at Cars at the Castle

Head to Hertford Castle to see an array of cars, including modern supercars, legendary classics and everything in-between.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
Discover the history of Hertford Castle

Discover the history of Hertford Castle

As part of National Heritage Weekend, Hertford Castle will open its doors to the public free of charge.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
Visit the enchanted forest of Ashridge Estate

Visit the enchanted forest of Ashridge Estate

Walk the magical woods of Ashridge, like fairies and witches before you.

Location: Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted

 
August events: Rock at the Castle

August events: Rock at the Castle

This free music festival in early August is held in the grounds of Hertford Castle, with four stages spread over three different areas.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

 
August events: Enjoy a brass band concert at Hertford Castle

August events: Enjoy a brass band concert at Hertford Castle

On the 18 August, Hertford Castle Gatehouse will open its doors to the public - free of charge - with a brass band concert on the Castle lawn.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

 
July events: Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

July events: Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

Head to Standon in Hertfordshire for a three-day summer party featuring huge music acts, an on-site nightclub and bars that never close.

Location: Standon, Hertfordshire

 
Explore Hogwarts' Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Explore Hogwarts' Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Step inside Hogwarts' Great Hall at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and feel the films magically come to life.

Location: Leavesden, Hertfordshire

 
August Events: Take in the big screen at Hertford Castle Open Air Cinema

August Events: Take in the big screen at Hertford Castle Open Air Cinema

Grab your popcorn and enjoy a weekend of open air cinema under the stars with the beautiful Hertford Castle providing a suitably dramatic backdrop.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

 
Where was The Crown filmed?

Where was The Crown filmed?

Set in the 1950s, the no-expense-spared Netflix series The Crown features some of England’s most regal locations, all providing a lavish backdrop for the story of our reigning monarch’s early years. Here, Ali Grice rounds up five key filming locations for The Crown...

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire

 
Enjoy a pint in ‘England’s oldest pub’

Enjoy a pint in ‘England’s oldest pub’

Experience a meal at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, ‘England’s oldest pub’ according to Guinness World Records, where Oliver Cromwell dined in the 1600s.

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

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