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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Watch a grisly re-enactment of the death of Britain’s first saint

Watch a grisly re-enactment of the death of Britain’s first saint

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

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

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

Location: Standon

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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

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Bon appétit at Hertford Food and Drink Festival

Bon appétit at Hertford Food and Drink Festival

If you’re a ‘foodie’, then Hertford is the place to be as the town centre will be bursting with various food and drink activities.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

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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

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Find a “miniature Britain” in St Albans

Find a “miniature Britain” in St Albans

Spend a city break in the cathedral city of St Albans and you’ll discover what made the Major of London, Boris Johnson, call it “a miniature Britain”.

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

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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

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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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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

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