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About Hertfordshire

Just north of London, Hertfordshire is green and leafy and dotted with lovely little towns and villages. Many of the best places to stay in Hertfordshire are wonderful old manor houses and stately homes, now converted to offer weekends in the country and mini break escapes.

What Not To Miss

  • Hatfield House, the majestic childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I with beautifully manicured gardens and tours of the rooms available all for making a memorable experience.
  • The remaining section of a Roman Wall in the lovely town of St Albans providing a snapshot of history in Britain all those years ago.
  • Pay a visit to the majestic St Albans Cathedral - a truly vast spectacle. Equally impressive inside as out with huge columns rising to the skies.
  • Bring the alps to you with a visit to the one of the UK's largest indoor ski centres located in Milton Keynes. There's two lifts and a beginners and main slope ensuring everyone can join in.
  • Visit Hemel Hempstead for the Grand Union Canal, providing lovely walking routes along this historic waterway.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Hertfordshire include something to suit all visitors, from quaint B&B's to majestic manor houses.

For Manor House Luxury

  • Melbourne Lodge is ideal for a luxurious country house break. Situated in the converted coach house of Brocket Hall, here you'll find spacious rooms with luxurious bedrooms featuring classic styling and furnished with antique pieces from the Hall itself. Plus there's a gourmet restaurant and two championship golf courses to attempt!
  • Just outside of St. Albans, Sopwell House is a wonderfully elegant Georgian country house which has been beautifully restored. Some of the 130 rooms have four poster beds and balconies and there’s an extensive spa and a fine dining restaurant.
  • The Grove is another converted manor house, though this time it’s surrounded by 300 acres of its own land. On which there’s tennis courts, a golf course, a pool and spa and many other luxury activities. There are 190 rooms and four restaurants!

For a B&B

  • Fantastically located, Number One Port Hill is a small multi-award winning B&B set in a picturesque part of Hertfordshire. Filled with well placed ornaments and antiques the property has an air of opulence. The wonderfully welcoming Annie serves up fantastic breakfasts and is more than willing to share her knowledge of the region.

For an apartment or cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a range of properties ideal for exploring the region.

Travel Information

  • Fly to London Luton Airport located 19km (11.7 miles) from St Albans. The airport caters to various destinations across the UK and Europe.
  • Hertfordshire is also well connected by rail links to London and further afield.
  • If you want to rent a car - for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the summer months from June to early September provide the warmest weather for enjoying all the outdoor delights this county has to offer.

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Best Hotels in Hertfordshire

  • Melbourne Lodge Welwyn, Hertfordshire 16 rooms from £165

    Great walks  -  A 4.6 mile circular walk takes in lovely countryside in the Brocket Hall estate, through the Lea Valley& along the Ayot Greenway
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Dining at Chef John Barber's Auberge du Lac is a must, a fabulous restaurant in the estate’s historic former hunting lodge
    Golf  -  With 2 courses, a Golf Academy and a state of the art swing studio Brocket Estate is bound to attract keen golfers
    Families  -  Family friendly with rooms allocated for dogs & 543 acres of unspoilt gardens there is lots room to let off steam
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    An elegant lodge in the beautiful grounds of historic Brocket Hall Estate. Luxurious rooms, romantic lakeside restaurant and terrace, two bars and two pristine championship golf courses. A lovely country house style hotel in an idyllic setting See More

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  • Hotel Cromwell Stevenage (Hertfordshire) 77 rooms from £70

    Boutique  -  The design sees a chic combination of original features and traditional artworks mixed with funky modern design
    Short break  -  Located just an hour's drive or 30-minute train from London — this is an easy weekend destination
    Value chic  -  A seriously stylish stay at incredibly low rates
    Sights nearby  -  Hatfield House and Knebworth House are both easily accessible from the hotel
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    A 16th-century farmhouse turned into a chic boutique hotel in Stevenage's old town. Rooms decorated in cobalt blue mix the old and new with luxe bathrooms, panelled walls, and Hypnos mattresses. With a popular modern British restaurant and friendly staff, this is an easy base to explore from. See More

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  • The Kings Arms, Hertfordshire Berkhamsted 14 rooms from £89

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located in the heart of the vibrant town of Berkhamsted, ideal for exploring the town and its surrounding countryside.
    Great walks  -  Take scenic strolls along the pretty tow path running besides the Grand Union Canal.
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the ruins of Berkhamsted Castle.
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    A chic pub with rooms in the heart of historic market town, Berkhamsted. Light and airy rooms boast high ceilings, white-washed walls, crisp white linen and the odd exposed beam. Mediterranean styled dishes come in pleasingly large portions in the restaurant. Ideal for weekend escapes from London. See More

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  • The White Horse, Hertfordshire Hertford 7 rooms from £115

    Country Escape  -  Only 45-minutes drive from Central London, it's a perfect quick break to the country
    Designer  -  Rooms are kitted out in Cole & Son's outstanding new range of exotic wallpapers, The Ardmore Collection
    Restaurant with rooms  -  Gastropub classics with fresh modern British cuisine
    Restaurant  -  Great restaurant supplied by local farmers
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    Set near the historic village of Hertingfordbury, The White Horse offers a bustling pub and excellent restaurant. The seven room inn has doubles and twins dressed in a tropical-meets-Africa theme and function rooms for special occasions. All just 45-minutes from London. See More

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  • Sopwell House St Albans (Saint Albans) 129 rooms from £129

    Local markets  -  St. Albans - a local market town
    Spa  -  ESPA and Clarins treatments
    Swimming Pool  -  14.5 metre indoor pool
    Sights nearby  -  Knebworth House
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    Built in 1603, this elegant Georgian country house has been beautifully restored. Tucked away in scenic surroundings, the hotel offers contemporary rooms, some with balcony & four posters, an indoor pool and extensive spa, plus fine dining or a more relaxed brasserie. See More

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  • Number One Port Hill Hertford (Hertfordshire) 3 rooms from £130

    Country Escape  -  A boutique country property with a warm welcome and great location.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of Hatfield House, home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 12 are welcome
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

    A small multi-award winning B&B set in a picturesque part of Hertfordshire. Filled with well placed ornaments and antiques the property has an air of opulence. The wonderfully welcoming Annie serves up fantastic breakfasts and is more than willing to share her knowledge of the region. See More

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  • The Farmhouse at Redcoats Stevenage (Hertfordshire) 27 rooms from £135

    Foodies  -  The 2AA Rosette Restaurant has a farm-to-fork ethos and champions local produce with many organic ingredients grown on site
    Weddings  -  The Barn at Redcoats offers a fabulous space for a seriously smart wedding to remember!
    Short break  -  Just half an hour by train or an hour in the car from central London
    Boutique  -  A stylish combination of historic, period features and chic up-to-the-minute interior decor
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    A charming hotel centred around a 600-year-old farmhouse just outside Stevenage. Stylish rooms are spread through the farmhouse, smart modern converted barn and stables. All are beautifully done with up-to-the-minute interiors and luxe accessories. A seriously good restaurant completes the picture. See More

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  • The Fox At Willian Willian, Hertfordshire 8 rooms from £140

    Short break  -  Located just an hour's drive or 30-minute train from London — this is an easy weekend destination
    Boutique  -  The design effortlessly combines original, traditional features with a contemporary look
    Great walks  -  There are a great range of walks for all levels of fitness right from the door
    Restaurant  -  Both bar meals and fine dining championing the finest local ingredients
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    A charming little gastropub on the outskirts of Letchworth. You can expect all the ingredients for the perfect English country village pub with rooms: excellent food, stylish decor, attractive and comfortable bedrooms and a beer garden for sunny days. A great little find for an easy weekend getaway. See More

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  • The Grove, Hertfordshire Hertfordshire 191 rooms from £210

    Pet friendly  -  Dogs allowed; pet-sitters available
    Golf  -  Championship standard golf course
    Bicycles available  -  Bikes available for free
    Restaurant  -  4 restaurants available
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    Five-star hotel set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. With tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, golf course, spa, and many other luxury activities, this is a higher class of retreat. Four restaurants with over seventy chefs mean that its culinary offerings match the accommodation. See More

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