Hertfordshire Heritage Attractions
Heritage sites such as castles, Roman remains, stately homes & gardens, cathedrals, country houses, historic monuments, etc in Hertfordshire...
Since the stone age, man has been creating majestic structures that we still marvel at today. Whether you are interested in ancient monuments, battlefield sites,
re-enactments, Roman and Norman forts and castles, stately homes, country houses, historic cathedrals, ruined abbeys etc, this is the page that should give you the information you need.
Here we try to list properties in private ownership but open to the public (even if only occasionally) as well as those in the care of the organisations like National Trust or English/Scottish Heritage. Please help us make this guide comprehensive by
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Hertfordshire Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc
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|THE WAFFLE HOUSE - KINGSBURY WATERMILL||Watermill & Waffle House|
|St. Michaels Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SJ|
Kingsbury Watermill is a 16th Century watermill located on the River Ver, in the historic village of St. Albans. The watermill has been restored and is continually maintained to this very day. The Waffle House can be found within the mill and specialises in sweet and savoury Belgian Waffles, individually cooked to order using many organic and free range ingredients.
Ayot St. Lawrence, nr Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6
Tel/Fax: 01438 820307
Shaw's Corner Hertfordshire -
Home of famous Irish
playwright George Bernard Shaw.
George Bernard Shaw lived in this Edwardian
Arts & Crafts-influenced house from 1906 until
his death in 1950.
The rooms remain much as he left them, with
many literary and personal effects evoking the
individuality and genius of this great
The kitchen and outbuildings are evocative of
early 20th-century domestic life.
Shaw’s writing hut is
hidden at the bottom of the garden, which has
richly planted borders and views over the
Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford,
Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR
Tel: 01992 552885 Fax:
Built on the site of a Norman Castle and
surrounded by the 12thC flint and stone curtain
wall, Hertford Castle, a grade 1 listed
building, is at present, the offices of the town
council. Tours can be arranged and rooms are
available to hire.
The Roman Theatre of
Bluehouse Hill, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3
Tel: 01727 835035
The ruins of a unique Roman Theatre, built with
a stage rather than the usual amphitheatre, in
approximately 140AD. The ruins of the
theatre were originally unearthed in 1847.
Hertfordshire Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens
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|HATFIELD HOUSE & GARDENS||Stately Home & Gardens|
|The House Office, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ|
Hatfield House is just 20 miles from central London and a few minutes from the A1/M25. The celebrated Jacobean House and Tudor Old Palace are steeped in Elizabethan and Victorian political history. Completed in 1607 Hatfield House has been the home of the Cecil family for 400 years. The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent her childhood and held her first Council in 1558. Moore at Hatfield: Hatfield House is delighted to announce a major exhibition of outdoor sculpture by British artist, Henry Moore. The exhibition, the largest of the artist’s work ever held at an English historic house.
Knebworth House, Park and
The Estate Office, Knebworth House, Knebworth,
Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY
Tel: 01438 812661 Fax:
The famous gothic mansion, home of the Lytton
family since 1490 and venue for rock concerts in
recent years. Attractions include the
gardens, complete with Maze, Dinosaur Trail,
Indian Raj Exhibition, Adventure Playground,
Miniature Railway, Gift Shops and Garden Terrace
The Gardens of The Rose
The Royal National Rose Society, Chiswell Green,
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NR
Tel: 01727 850 461 Fax:
The new Gardens of the Rose, run by the Royal
National Rose Society is currently being
redeveloped and will open to the general public
in the summer of 2007. Garden highlights
include: the history of the rose, styles of
planting, small model gardens - inspiration for
growing roses in small spaces. The newly
replanted Queen Mother garden.
Hertfordshire Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys
Cathedral and Abbey Church
of St. Alban
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY
Tel: 01727 860780 Fax:
Open from 8.00am to 5.45pm, all year round, the
church was built from recycled Roman brick
between 1077 - 1115 on the execution site of
Alban, Britain's first martyr.
Tring: The Town the Rothschilds (Re)Built
Church & War Memorial Tring -
Hertfordshire parish has been listed as a
market town since 1315, although Tring Manor
was first recorded almost one thousand years
ago, in the Domesday Survey of 1086.
Just over thirty miles North of London, Tring
is nestled within a fold of the glorious
Chiltern Hills, where the ancient Icknield way
crosses paths with the Roman road Akeman
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