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Highlights in Hertfordshire
- Castles and country houses
- Literary themed attractions
- Harry Potter park
- Beautiful countryside
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Hertfordshire combines the best of the British countryside with thriving cities and towns. To the north, Letchworth Garden City was the first city in the UK designed to promote generous green spaces above all else, and the holiday homes that you’ll enjoy here reflect that design. Find a holiday rental in the ancient Roman town of St Albans, which is packed with history, or head east to the Chiltern Hills for holiday lettings in truly peaceful and stunning rural spaces.Beautiful and historical holiday homes
Hertfordshire boasts a wide range of holiday homes, from quaint and historic lettings to flats and bungalows, or even a room in a shared house. Choose a holiday letting overlooking the delightful Hertfordshire countryside, with a garden brimming with prismatic flowers, or opt for a city flat in a pretty 300 year-old building in Bishop’s Stortford or St Albans.
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The area and getting around
Hertfordshire is a British county located to the north of the country’s capital, London. It combines the best of the buzz of the city with dramatic outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy. Dotted with grand country houses and estates, nature parks and gardens, canals and rivers, there’s no shortage of history and interesting days out to be had. Aldenham Country Park in the south offers parklands, woodlands and a reservoir and Knebworth House in Stevenage has an adventure playground and dinosaur trail that will delight your kids!Unique and vibrant cities
Hertfordshire boasts all sorts of cities and towns. Hatfield is a town best known for its University, a world leader in aerospace. Welwyn Garden City is another urban space full of lovely parks. Hemel Hempstead offers the historical ruins of Old Gorhambury House with a contemporary downtown and in contrast the county town of Hertford is small, and still retains many of its original medieval buildings.
Travellers and activities
Hertfordshire is a lovely place for those who enjoy browsing. Not only are there the main high street stores in every town, but you’ll also find many delightful independent shops. Hertfordshire has a number of large shopping malls including the Galleria in Hatfield, Intu Watford and the smaller Garden Square shopping centre in Letchworth. But, for those looking for shopping that’s off the beaten track, look out for the Tudor House Gallery in Sawbridgeworth. Here you’ll find a veritable treasure trove of artisan and one-off gifts as well as a fine selection of artwork from local artists.Hertfordshire for literary children
Hertfordshire is a fabulous place to visit on holiday with children, and especially so for those who love classic children’s books! The most magical attraction is, of course, ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ studio tour in Leavesden, near Watford. You’ll have an opportunity to see some of the most important scenes from the movies, including Diagon Alley and The Great Hall of Hogwarts. For children who have not yet reached the Harry Potter stage, Willows Activity Farm in St Albans has a Peter Rabbit themed playground and Aldenham Country Park is the original 100 Acre Wood – the woods immortalised as home for Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and friends. Don’t miss their special appearances and story times – ask at the Park reception for times and dates.
The world’s first paper mill was opened in Hertfordshire in 1488!
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For lovers of chocolate, look no further than the Artisan Chocolatier in Hatfield, where you can custom order patisserie and chocolates to match your heart’s very specific desire.2. Where history comes to life
Berkhamsted Castle in Berkhamsted is an important motte and bailey castle first built in the 1200s. See the unearthly ruins of its surrounding walls and ditches. An afternoon very well spent!3. Visit paradise for animals
The Paradise Animal Park in Broxbourne gives you an insight in to the lives of some of the world’s best loved exotic species such as lions and giraffes. The park also boasts models of many extinct animals as well, making it an interesting and educational day out for all.4. Adventures and fun for kids
The Rye-assic Adventure Park in Hoddesdon is designed for smaller children, 12 years or younger. Play crazy golf, race mini boats against your friends or get wet in the splash pool!5. Ride the white water
Lee Valley White Water Centre’s white water runs are a rip-roaring experience for the thrill seeker. If that’s a bit too adventurous for you, you can watch everyone else get wet from the Terrace Bar and Café while you sip on a delicious glass of wine and decide where next to visit in lovely Hertfordshire!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Hertfordshire
Based on its annual average price of £119.35, Hertfordshire is not a destination that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.
If you would like to save the maximum amount during your visit to Hertfordshire, you should travel in March (£106.94 per night on average), January (£107.84), or February (£108.36) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Hertfordshire was December, with an average price of £132.67 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £129.52, and November, with £127.25.
When visiting Hertfordshire, it is necessary to think ahead, as 53% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The most available months, on average, are April (with an availability of 54%), July (51.75%), and May (51.2%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
Holiday rentals in Hertfordshire reach their peak in demand in June, with an availability rate of 38.25%. The second most requested month is October, with 42.8%, and the third is February with 43.8%.
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