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Bordering on Greater London, and well within the commuter belt, it would not be at all surprising to find that the small county of Hertfordshire had been swallowed up into a continuous concrete jungle. However that is definitely not the case; in fact, about half the county is designated as green belt, it contains Stevenage, the first official post-war "New Town", and also the "garden cities" of Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth.
Whilst there are "new" towns, there are also old ones. Verulamium was established before the Roman conquest but they developed it into an one of the most important of their towns in Britain. Eventually the town was renamed to St Albans (St Alban was a resident of the town thought to be the first British Christian martyr).
Local attractions include the St Albans Museum which has extensive information and exhibits relating to the town's Roman history, the magnificent Abbey Church and the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre (home of the "Wooden Wonder", the Mosquito bomber, plus other famous marques of the company).
The county also has many other historic towns well worth visiting including Birkhampstead, Bishop's Stortford, Hatfield, Hitching and Tring. Come and explore ... enjoy your stay!
Tourist Information Centres
BIRCHANGER GREEN - Welcome Break Service Area
Junction 8 M11 Motorway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5QZ
Tel: 01279 508656 Fax: 01279 508625
The Old Monastery, Windhill, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND
Tel: 01279 655831 Fax: 01279 653136
Dacorum Information Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1DT
Tel: 01442 234222 Fax: 01442 230427
10 Market Place, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DG
Tel: 01992 584322 Fax: 01992 534724
LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
33-35 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3BB
Tel: 01462 487868
Town Hall, Market Place, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DJ
Tel: 01727 864511 Fax: 01727 863533