Explore the local villages and towns


Hitchin is a charming medieval market town with incredible range of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and theatres. There are markets on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well as a farmers market on the last Saturday of the month there is and a weekly Sunday morning car boot sale.

Read more about Hitchin on the Visit the Chilterns website

Local attractions

Fairlands Valley Park
120 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of Stevenage including nature reserve, sailing lake and aqua park (summer months only).

Hatfield House
One of the Treasure Houses of England, ten of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England. Visit the House, Park, Gardens, Farm & Adventure Playground. Ice Skating held in the winter. Check website for opening times.

Knebworth House
A beautiful gothic mansion is situated with with fun activities for kids, and lots to do for all ages, including Adventure Playground, Dinosaur Trail, a walk through history in Knebworth House and Gardens and special events throughout the summer.  There is also a licensed restaurant. Check website for opening times.

St Albans Cathedral
The oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain and the head of the diocese in which we are located.

Wimpole Estate
A National Trust property with an impressive mansion and Home Farm, park and gardens.

including the safari park, the abbey and the antiques centre

Whipsnade Zoo
part of London Zoo

Imperial War Museum, Duxford
IWM Duxford is Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield, with a fascinating history that dates back to the First World War.

incorporating the Shuttleworth Collection, Swiss Garden and Bird of Prey Centre

Shaw’s Corner
National Trust property home to George Bernard Shaw for over 40 years