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Herts' Most Instagrammable Villages

Ria Carpenter
22nd June 2020

Ah Instagram, the perfect way to document those FOMO-inducing memories and 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, timeless-thatched roofs and glorious greenery, Hertfordshire is brimming with splendid spots to photograph whilst out on your walks, so you can be sure to accumulate those likes and, a particularly envious Instagram following...

If you snap up a picture-perfect photograph of one of Herts' sensational villages, be sure to tag us in your post @Visithertsuk for your chance to feature on our channels! 

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!

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. 

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.

Photograph by @marcin.adamczewski_photography

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!

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.

Photograph by @marcin.adamczewski_photography

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! 

Photograph by @lararchitecture

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!

Photograph by @loralikes

Whether you’re enjoying the the sensational sites of Herts indoors or outside, please remember to #RespectProtectEnjoy our charming county during your adventures. Find out more here...

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