The historical market town of Hertford offers a true community feel. The eclectic mix of old and new provides a vibrant feel to the town, which is known for its lively social community with many coffee shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and music venues.
Hartham Common in Hertford, is a large ‘sports orientated’ open space park area running alongside the River Lea offering football, tennis, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. There is a secure children’s play area and a skate park for older children.
There are a number of historical buildings, with Hertford Castle being amounts the most popular for visitors to the area. Dating back to the 15th century and for over 300 years, the castle was a Royal palace where Queen Elizabeth the 1st spent much of her childhood. During the First World War, the castle was home to the British government, hence the reason the square (which holds the war memorial) adjacent to the castle is now called Parliament Square.
The Castle and grounds back onto Rigsby’s, making it less than a minutes’ walk away. It is now run by the town council, but is available to hire for corporate meetings, private functions and weddings.
As well as being a great places to stay, Hertford offers excellent transport links, with direct rail links into London's King's Cross, Liverpool Street and Moorgate, and is well located for easy access onto the A10, A1(M), M11, M1 and M25 motorways, and only 30 minutes from the London airports of Luton and Stansted.