Dacorum

Properties and events in Dacorum

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'A Walk Back in Time' - The town centre

Berkhamsted Castle, White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided tour of Berkhamsted's historic town centre, pointing out strategic places of interest.

A guided tour through Berkhamsted Past travel routes.

Sacred Heart RC Church, Park Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HX
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a stroll through Berkhamsted Town to discover the significance of transport routes and royal networks to the town.

A Radical Village - the Baptists in Northchurch

Northchurch Social Centre, Bell Lane, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HU
In person
Pre-booking required

An introductory talk outlines the strength of Non-conformity in the area, especially in the villages. This guided tour outlines the story of the Baptists in Northchurch. The tour starts in the Car Park of Northchurch Social Centre.

A Walk into the Past: Berkhamsted Place, Successor to the Castle

Top of Castle Hill, Berkhamsted Place, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HU
In person
Pre-booking required

A Walk in the Past: Berkhamsted Place A successor to the castle. Tour includes the surviving servants quarter, kitchen garden with Victorian vinery and the awesome Great Barn, the largest in Herts!

Amersfort Garden Tour

Amersfort Hall, The Common, Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2QF
In person
Pre-booking required

Amersfort, a fine Arts and Craft House and garden, designed by Ernest Willmott and planted by Gertrude Jekyll. Both house and garden are adapted to the surrounding landscape.

Berkhamsted Castle Guided Tours

Berkhamsted Castle, White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Free guided tours of this fine motte and bailey castle with many royal associations led by experienced volunteers from Berkhamsted Castle Trust.

Berkhamsted Foundling Hospital - Memories of Childhood

Ashlyns School, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3AH
In person
Pre-booking required

Two former Foundlings will tell us what life was like for the children in Berkhamsted Foundling Hospital 1935-55. Walking around the present Ashlyns School they will recall memories and feelings of those days.

Berkhamsted Railway Walk

Crystal Palace, Station Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2EZ
In person
Pre-booking required

A trip down memory lane of Berkhamsted Railway

BFI National Film & Television Archive

Kingshill Way, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3TP
In person
Pre-booking required

See the specialist skills and knowledge involved in preserving the film, TV & screen heritage of the nation. We will host tours, demos and exhibits, all celebrating the BFI collection and the people who work to maintain it.

I-Spy at the Museum

Natural History Museum Tring, Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Family Trail

Kings, Queens, Dungeons and Dragons

Berkhamsted Castle Gates, White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Royal escapes to and from Berkhamsted Take a stroll through royal routes to and from the castle and stroll through a former royal deer park

Piccotts End: Pre-Reformation Wall paintings in a Grade I listed 16th century Hall House

132 Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AU
In person
Pre-booking required

This is a rare opportunity to see these unique early 16th century Wall paintings, recently featured on Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip. Come and learn what they tell us about the religious turmoil in the area on the eve of Henry VIII's Reformation.

St Peter's Church and Court House

High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2AX
In person
Pre-booking required

A detailed tour of the church, pointing out important architectural and historical features. Visit also to Tudor Court House, a much-altered building which has had many uses over the years.

The Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted - A guided tour of yesterday's canal

The Bridge, Bank Mill Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2NB
In person
Pre-booking required

This guided tour identifies the sites and stories behind the many wharves which once existed along the banks of the canal and led to the growth of Berkhamsted in Victorian times. Visitors will learn of the importance of the canals to Berkhamsted.

The Old Hall & Chapel, Berkhamsted School

Castle Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BB
In person
Pre-booking required

Visitors will have the opportunity of seeing the original schoolhouse built in 1544 (Grade I listed), to learn something about the history of the school (founded in 1541) and see the beautiful little Victorian chapel.

Walter’s Museum

Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Handling Session