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A relatively small county in South East England which covers just 629 square miles. The county is divided into two distinctive areas.

In the east the new towns of Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth Garden City and the town of Watford are highly industrialised whilst in the West of the county, lie many smaller towns and villages which are overwhelmingly agricultural in their nature. Residents of the smaller west Hertfordshire towns and villages are known locally as 'Hedgehogs'.

Hertfordshire is blessed with some excellent examples of Britain's scenic beauty in the Chiltern Hills, which run through part of the west of the county into Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Being comparatively close to London the county has some of the finest examples of traditional English country homes within it's borders. Hatfield House, Knebworth House and Brocket Hall all date back centuries whilst in the market town of Berkhamsted a Norman castle still stands.

Places to Visit
Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Knebworth, Knebworth, Hertfordshire
Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire
Benington Lordship Gardens, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Cathedral And Abbey Church Of St. Alban, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

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Hertfordshire, A Photographic Record

Photographs of the towns, villages and countryside of Hertfordshire.


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Online guide for Herts including what's on, maps, homes, estate agents, restaurants, hotels, pubs and golf.


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