Hertfordshire

Properties and events in Hertfordshire

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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.

Ayot St Peter Church Open Day

Ayot St Peter Church, Ayot St. Peter, Ayot St. Peter Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Our church will be open all day for visitors to browse and take photographs. We will be selling home-made preserves and we hope for a fine day so visitors can enjoy the pretty and tranquil churchyard.

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.

Celebrating the History of Smallford Station and the Hatfield & St Albans Railway

Smallford Station Car Park, Station Approach, Station Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0HF
In person
Pre-booking not required

# Celebration & Formal opening of refurbished station # Refurbished platform & goods van body, rewilded embankment # Exhibition: The history of the station & Hatfield-St Albans Railway # Artefact collection # Guided walks # Pop-Up Café

Children's Activities at Place House Hall

Place House, Bluecoat Yard, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9HL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Ware’s Grade I listed medieval hall, Place House Hall, will be open on Sunday 8th September 11.30am - 4pm with history activities for children all day Refreshments will be on sale

Codicote Village Museum

rear of Peace Memorial Hall, High Street, Codicote, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8UB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hidden away behind the village hall in the High Street, this Edwardian timber and corrugated iron men’s club has been lovingly restored and converted into a community museum by Codicote Local History Society, open a few days each year.

God's Own Acre - Guided Walk

St Mary's Church, St Mary's Lane, Hertingfordbury, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2LD
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore the tranquil churchyard and parish church of St Mary’s Hertingfordbury, looking at the graves and monuments which range from simple to the magnificent. Learn about the fascinating stories of those who lie buried here.

Hertford's Buildings of Delight - Hertford East to Parliament Square

Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre, 10-12 The Wash, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PX
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore Hertford's range of architectural styles on these free of charge guided walks as part of Heritage Open Days. This walks will take in the historic buildings between Hertford East and Parliament Square.

Hertford's Buildings of Delight - Parliament Square to St Andrew Street

10-12 The Wash, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PX
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore Hertford's range of architectural styles on these free of charge guided walks as part of Heritage Open Days. This walks will take in the historic buildings between Parliament Square and St Andrew Street.

Hertfordshire Fire Museum

223-229 Lower High St, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2AG
In person
Pre-booking not required

People will be able to see the history of fire fighting in the Museum, as well as the equipment now used by the fire fighters of today.

Holy Cross Church Sarratt

Church Lane, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 6HE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Holy Cross was founded in 1194 during the rule of the crusading King Richard the Lionheart and the crusades must have influenced both the name and the design of the Church – a Greek Cross! Lots of interesting things to see and activities to do.

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