Hertford is a vibrant fusion of old and new with modern riverside developments surrounding the historic Hertford Castle and its neighbouring roads and buildings.
Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire and hosts a weekly market dating back to the 18th century and is home to the McMullens brewery opened in 1830.
Hertford Castle was built in 1170 and lies just behind Parliament Square which was so named to commemorate the relocation of Parliament to the Castle, following the outbreak of The Great Plague in 1563.
Hertford’s Quaker Meeting House founded by George Fox in 1669 is the oldest in the world and is still in use to this day, as is the 17th century Corn Exchange which now plays host to numerous bands, exhibitions and local events. More information on the history of Hertford can be found at the Hertford Museum.
There are many open spaces to enjoy, Hartham Common offers wonderful walks through the wooded warren area or along the river path watching the busy narrow boats meandering along , Childrens play area , Tennis courts. Hertford is the confluence of four rivers - the Lee, Mimram, Beane and Rib. The principle of these is the River Lee (or Lea) which provides riverside walks and cycle paths navigable all the way down the Lee Valley to Bow in London, where it joins the River Thames.
The town is geographically well positioned for quick and easy access to the M1, A1, M11 and M25 motorways, and boasts two train stations with direct links into London's Morgate, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street Stations providing easy access to the 2012 Olympic Games. Luton and Stansted airports are also just 30 minutes drive away.
Hertford offers a wealth of restaurants bars and Olde English public Houses catering for all ages. Outside areas to enjoy a glass of wine , coffee, lunch or dinner are available in abundance and a wonderful place just to relax and watch the world go round.