Hertfordshire is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire, and Greater London. It is a popular location for those who work in the city, due to a multitude of locations within the county having excellent transport links to London. The biggest towns in the county are Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Watford, and St Albans. Watford is particularly favoured by commuters as it has three mainline stations, and also has a tube station located on the Metropolitan Line.
Living in Hertfordshire allows those who work, whether in one of the big towns or London, to reside in an area that has all the amenities anyone could desire, but also be rich with green spaces and countryside.
Moving to Hertfordshire
Moving to Hertfordshire could not be easier. The Britannia Bucks & Herts office is located next door in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Britannia Bucks & Herts team are able to help those moving to or from Hertfordshire, as well as Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. They can also help tailor storage solutions to suit your needs.
Famous Faces of Hertfordshire
Who knows who you might bump into in Hertfordshire. There has been some talent live in the county, from actors and actresses, to singers, and even royalty. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born at St Paul’s Waldenbury, near Hitchin, in 1900. In contrast, hard man Vinnie Jones was born in Watford, as was Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell, and Hustle actor Robert Glenister. Singer Ellie Goulding grew up in Lyonshall, and Richard Hammond lives in a castle in Hertfordshire with his family.
Days out in Hertfordshire
Even though London is on the doorstep, Hertfordshire has huge expanses of countryside, which makes it a perfect location for those wanting to escape city life. Butterfly World is a great day out for all the family, with children able to get up close and personal with a variety of creepy crawlies. If you are looking to indulge in a picnic, or take the family pooch for a walk, St Albans Verulamium Park, Redbourn Common, Harpenden Common, and Rothamsted Park are perfect for such activities.
For those wanting to learn more about the history of Hertfordshire, Knebworth House and Berkhamstead Castle are both well-kept attractions that help visitors understand the Tudor and Norman periods of Hertfordshire history. Children particularly love Celtic Harmony Camp, where they can dress up and live like a Celt for the day and experience life in the Iron Age.