Gourmet Gardens Trails of Hertfordshire


Pretty English villages, luxurious manor houses and a rich history to be uncovered – Hertfordshire is the perfect place to engage your senses on a short break.

Just a stone's throw from London, Hertfordshire is the perfect place to swap the hustle and bustle for country charm

Hertfordshire has some intriguing royal links, including Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I

Hertfordshire's gardens and historic houses are favourite filming locations and can be spotted in The Crown and The Favourite

Itineraries in Hertfordshire

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From guided tours of gardens, to five star dining and unique spots to rest your head, choose from our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your adventure.

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Knebworth House, Park & Gardens

Remarkable for having been home to the Lytton family for more than 500 years, Knebworth House, Park & Gardens offers a great day out for all.


The Brasserie at Sopwell House

The Brasserie at Sopwell House offers a vibrant open plan kitchen serving classic dishes alongside daily specials inspired by global cuisines.


The Grove

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About Hertfordshire

Pay a visit to this rural idyll, just a stone's throw from London, and you’ll discover traditional cosy country pubs offering plenty of Hertfordshire-grown food and drink to tuck into, not to mention fantastic local breweries and farm shops so you can stock up and take a little of Hertfordshire home with you. If you’re looking for a true English afternoon tea, Hertfordshire’s many country estates and luxurious hotels are the place to start.

After roaming the grounds and gardens of Hertfordshire’s historic houses, you’ll soon discover how peaceful this region of England can be, despite its close links to London. Hertfordshire has long been the place city dwellers have come to for a taste of the countryside and its glorious gardens have even welcomed royalty, from Queen Victoria, to Queen Elizabeth I.

Take a tour and visit the region’s regal gardens, award winning and inventive gourmet right through to its canals, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, artistic pastimes and intriguing Roman links.

Getting here and around

Hertfordshire is one of the best connected counties in England.

One of the easiest ways to arrive from the continent is taking a P&O ferry from Calais to Dover or the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone, and driving north to Hertfordshire. There are alternative routes such as from the Hoek van Holland into Essex also available. 

Being on a border with Greater London, you can get from central London to Hertfordshire in 20 minutes by train. If you are travelling by road, Hertfordshire can be reached by using the M25 and many other major roads such as the A10, A414, A41 and the famous A1 which is the longest road in the UK. Being north of the M25, both London Stansted and London Luton are the closest airports, and are on their respective borders with Hertfordshire offering air links to Europe and beyond.

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