Top Historical & Cultural Experiences Around Herts
From art deco architecture, to the former homes of royalty, there's a wealth of remarkable experiences and attractions in Hertfordshire that will make any visit a cultural and historical treasure. Take a look at some of the highlights below...
Whether you’re there for the rich history, gorgeous gardens or to follow the footsteps of rock’n’roll royalty, Knebworth is undoubtedly a must see in Hertfordshire. Little kids will love the maze and dinosaur trail, while big kids can let off steam at the adventure playground or around the deer park. And for the inside scoop, chat to one of the excellent house guides about Knebworth’s long colourful history. Knebworth House
A quintessential English manor house fit for a Queen - Hatfield House was once the childhood home of Elizabeth I and is now a treasure trove of historic mementos, period detail, and sumptuous scenery. The estate – now home to Lord and Lady Sailsbury - offer visitors a rich and varied day out.
Surrounded by parkland and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, St Albans Cathedral is an awe-inspiring haven for visitors looking for a touch of peace and serenity with their history. Home to the Shrine of St Alban and the longest nave in England, the cathedral is packed with fascinating artefacts and features, and the cathedral’s expert guides can fill you in on its rich and varied history. Entry is free and there are free guided tours every day.
St Albans Cathedral
Embrace your inner artist and step into the world of world-renowned artist Henry Moore at one of the most striking outdoor attractions in the UK. At Henry Moore Studios & Gardens you can explore over 70 acres of grounds, showing the artist’s iconic work against the landscape he worked in. Tour the Moore family home and gardens, or pop into their brand new visitor centre (opened in 2016).
Henry Moore Studio and Gardens
The iconic Art Deco Broadway in the heart of Letchworth Garden City is now home to a new two-in-one theatre and cinema space. Broadway’s theatre season presents drama, comedy, live music, dance, and entertainment for all family. Meanwhile, the cinema programmes all the latest blockbusters and films on the day of release, plus event cinema screenings from the Royal Opera House, National Theatre Live and more.
Broadway, Letchworh Garden City
That’s right – you can visit the Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire! Grown from the private collection of the somewhat eccentric Lionel Walter Rothschild, the museum at Tring is one of the largest private natural history collections ever assembled with more than 4,000 specimens on public display. Now part of the Natural History Museum itself, the museum retains its unique Victorian character and is a wonderful, free attraction in the heart of the picturesque town of Tring.
Natural History Museum, Tring