20 miles away from London, an area regarded as one of the most desirable in the UK, Hertford is one of the oldest cities in England dating back to the 10th century. A city with a classic architecture where the modern characteristics of today’s world have taken place in an almost perfect way making the architecture feel natural.
A city full of attractions, landscapes worth escaping to. Visit the town Centre for an experience like no other, over 200 shops including restaurants, hairdressers, high street chain stores. Every one of them with a story of its own, waiting to be explored. Restaurants waiting for their dishes to be enjoyed and different shops offering something for everyone.
After that visit St Albans Cathedral, the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago. The building itself is a blend of architectural styles spanning millennia and contains recycled Roman bricks from Verulamium.
After a long day in the city, visit the Panshanger Park, a historical nature landscape listed as a grade II park by English Heritage. A park that was brought back to its natural beauty in the 1980s. An escape from the city buzz into the calmness and beauty that Panshanger park offers, while for those with an active outdoor life the unspoiled countryside can be used for cycling, running or even horse riding.
For those who want to experience a scenic view of the Meads, the waterbus can make it happen. Introduced in 2013 it runs along the River Lee and it offers a 75 to 90-minute ride for an experience like no other. The land of the “commoners” has many surprises, such as rare plants such as meadow saxifrage, pyramidal orchid, adder’s tongue not found in any part of Britain. And as you take a ride on the waterbus, you can make some friends too, as ducks and gulls can accompany you during the ride.
Here at Peymans, we take pride in providing high-quality temporary accommodation for visitors of Hertford. Whether you are a businessman, a tourist or a student we can offer comfortable, up to standards and affordable accommodation. If you find yourself in Hertford give us a call for a perfect stay.