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Herts' Most Instagrammable Villages

Ria Carpenter
12th January 2024

Ah Instagram, the perfect way to document those newly-discovered photogenic places that could have been picked straight from a magazine. After spending the last few weeks hidden under a blanket, your feed is probably crying out for a touch of colour (shots of your garden not included). Luckily for you, with our quaint villages laced in picturesque pastel cottages, romantic flowing rivers, glorious greenery and timeless cosy pubs, Hertfordshire is brimming with splendid spots to visit and photograph whilst out on your walks. Don't forget to tag @Visithertsuk in your glorious snaps for the chance to feature on our channels! 

📍Looking for somewhere to rest after your rural wandering? Check out our top pub recommendations nearby to some of the most Instagrammable spots in the county.

Relaxingly rural 

Tucked away amongst East-Hertfordshire's stretching countryside lies the postcard-perfect village of Wareside. Nestled in miles of glorious greenery as far as the eye can see, this charming area is a favourite place to picture amongst our followers. It’s not hard to see why wonderful Wareside has made a spot on our list, with this sensational photograph taken by @ian.explores!

📍The Chequers Inn Perfect for walking days out, this family pub offers a warming menu with veggie and vegan options to suit the whole family

Photograph by @ian.explores

Uniquely unspoiled 

Once upon a time in a village not too far away...If you’re searching for picture-perfect pastel cottages, thatched  roofs and wonky chimney tops, then put those fairy tales back on the shelf! The time-warp village of Newnham looks as though Walt Disney could have hand-crafted the area himself. So grab those exploring boots and step back in time to this quaint little slice of Hertfordshire, sure to offer a beautiful backdrop to your feed as demonstrated here by @xacbert. 

📍The Three Tuns Full of character and charm, this beautifully historic spot is calling you to get cosy and relax for the afternoon

Photograph by @xacbert

Splendidly Scenic

Great things come in small packages, and the idyllic village of Ayot St. Lawrence is no exception to the rule. Brimming with chocolate box cottages, half-timbered houses, and a maze of winding country lanes, there's not a bad angle in sight here. With its links to George Bernard Shaw, this rural area not only offers a scenic surrounding for a new Instagram post, it also holds a rich, fascinating past to uncover on your adventure.

📍Brocket Arms This delightful 14th century inn offers an afternoon of relaxation within Herts' calming countryside

Photograph by @m_photocreations

Perfectly Picturesque

Hidden in East Hertfordshire's rolling countryside lies the picturesque village of Ardeley. Laced with timeless thatched cottages, beautiful black and white buildings and historic hidden gems, this well-preserved hamlet embodies some of England's finest architecture. Encompassing the tranquility of Hertfordshire's countryside, this lovely photograph of the Cromer Windmill by  @mark_and_willowdog is truly deserving of a spot on our list!

📍The Jolly Waggoner Come rain or shine, you won't be let down by the range of ways to relax and unwind here with friends and family 

 Photograph by @mark_and_willowdog

Famously Fabulous 

The treasure-filled village of Aldbury may look familiar to you, not only popular on our Instagram page, the quaint area also doubles as a popular filming location. Featuring on screen in productions such as Bridget Jones and Midsummer Murders, this charming area boasts a plethora of picturesque places that could have been picked straight from a postcard. With a mix of century-old honey stone buildings, idyllic walking spots and traditional village shops, Aldbury is the picture-perfect area to brighten up those feeds.

📍The Greyhound Nestled within the stunning Herts landscape, this traditional pub is sure to leave you with a smile on your face 

Photograph by @elaineblackall

Lovingly Little

Your phone or camera will never be too far from your hands when visiting Little Berkhamsted. This quaint village is spoilt with vibrant views, beautifully designed houses (perfect for a spot of home window-shopping) and gloriously green surroundings, offering an idyllic frame for your next Instagram upload! 

📍The Five Horseshoes Dating back to Roman times, join the long list of those who've settled here for a warming drink and a hearty meal

Photograph by @larasinsydney

Delightfully Dreamy

If your perfect recipe for an Instagram-worthy snap includes a dash of a ravishing reflections, a cup full of history and a sprinkling of traffic in the form of a rowing boat or duckling, then you can tick, tick and tick off those demands and cook up the perfect photo with a visit to Kings Langley. With a wealth of beauty, stretching views and picturesque places to marvel at, this wonderful area not only offers the chance for a beautifully-framed photograph, but also the chance to meet a quaking friend or two bobbing along the way!

📍The Rose & Crown Centrally located in Kings Langley, this premium pub, bar, and restaurant is a must visit on any trip to the area

Photograph by @loralikes

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