County Town: Hertford
Population: 994,300
Area: 633 Sq miles 1639 Sq km
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Charming upspoilt Hertford lies just 25 miles from London amid the rolling countryside of East Hertfordshire , steeped in over 1,000 years of history since before Saxon times, with a Castle that has been continuously occupied from when the Normans built their first Motte and Bailey fortification by the River Lea.

Summer Band concerts and themed events, Castle Gatehouse Open Days and various other events such as Family Fun Day at Hertford Castle, take place within its mighty Norman Walls, whilst visitors the year round can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Castle gardens and gently flowing river.

Hertford's interesting town centre offers fascinating architecture, friendly specialist and antique shops , bustling Saturday Market , excellent Museum , the oldest Quaker Meeting House still in use, and pubs and eating places to suit all tastes and pockets.

Together with a year round calendar of events , ranging from Theatre Week to the annual Fun Day, riverside walks, bridle paths, cycle trails and every kind of sport and leisure activity available in the area surrounding Hertford, it is truly a Town for all Seasons and an ideal base for that day visit, weekend break or longer stay.

Call in, telephone or fax Hertford Tourist Information Centre in 10 Market Place, tel: +44 1992 584 322, fax: +44 1992 534 724 for a free local information pack and let our friendly, qualified and knowledgeable staff help you make the most of your stay. Open all year - Monday to Saturay, 9.30 - 5pm

Visit Hertford soon - you'll be really glad you came.

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Useful Contacts

Hertford East Station
+44 345 484 950
Hertford North Station
+44 345 484 950
Travel Line
+44 845 7244 344
+44 1279 680 500

Tourist Information Numbers

Address: Tourist Information Point
Telephone Number: +44 1923 226 400
East of England Tourism 0871 716 2536 – Calls cost less than 10p per minute

St Albans
Address: Market Place
St Albans
Telephone Number: +44 1727 864 511
East of England Tourism 0871 716 2536 – Calls cost less than 10p per minute

Hemel Hempstead
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1442 234 222
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