One of the home counties of England, Hertfordshire sits immediately north of Greater London. The close proximity to the nation’s capital meant the County of Hertfordshire was once home to nobility and aristocracy.
Much of the present population, perhaps with less regal connections, undoubtedly commute to London still. Aside from the border with greater London, Hertfordshire shares it’s London commuter belt with Essex to the East and Buckingham to the west, and also with Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire to the North.
The county town of Hertfordshire is Hertford which in spite of its close ties with London still retains a traditional old English town feel. Small modern-fronted shops disguise timber framed mediaeval structures in the winding ancient close streets. Larger more modern commercial developments are found in nearby towns such as Stevenage, Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow and St Albans with its 15th century Clock Tower, a rare example of a town belfry.
The history of the town is evidence by several churches and the remains of a castle and the oldest Quaker meeting house in the world, used since 1670. Recently there has been a significant increase in the numbers of pubs and clubs in Hertford catering for residents and visitors from North London.
This is matched by a comparable increase in restaurants, cafes, take-aways and snack bars indicating a modern and thriving community.
With its location and amenities, Hertfordshire and the county town of Hertford is well served to cater for visitors and residents with an abundance of eateries and entertainment. Hertfordshire B&B accommodation is also plentiful with a whole range of hotels, traditional Inns, bed and breakfast and guest house lodgings.
Here, we focus on the Hertfordshire bed and breakfast range of accommodation which is well established and can give a level of personal service and local knowledge at very competitive rates. Just click on any of the above to view photos of the guest houses and get information on facilities and tariffs.