Days Out in Hertfordshire

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From fabulous 'secret' gardens and powerful fortresses to Elizabethan ruins and great Roman walls, there's plenty for everyone to discover in and around Hertfordshire this season.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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There's a day out to suit everyone within easy reach of Hertfordshire:

Places to visit : Hertfordshire

Berkhamsted Castle
Berkhamsted Castle

Visit the substantial remains of a strong and important motte and bailey castle dating from the 11th to 13th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches and earthworks.

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Old Gorhambury House
Old Gorhambury House

The remains of a once immense mansion built in 1563-8 by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Queen Elizabeth’s Lord Keeper and visited by the queen on at least four occasions.

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Roman Wall of St Albans
Roman Wall of St Albans

A section of the two-mile long wall built between AD 265 and 270 to defend the Roman city of Verulamium: including the foundations of towers and the London Gate.

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Wrest Park
Wrest Park

Bedfordshire

Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.

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Kenwood
Kenwood

London

This outstanding house beside Hampstead Heath was remodelled by Robert Adam between 1764 and 1779. He transformed the original brick building into a majestic villa for the great judge, Lord Mansfield.

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Donnington Castle
Donnington Castle

Berkshire (former county) | South East

The striking twin-towered 14th-century gatehouse of this castle, later the focus of a Civil War siege and battle, survives amid impressive earthworks.

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Storytelling Sundays
Venue: Kenwood House, London
Date: Sun 26 Oct 2014

Discover the stories behind Kenwood’s collection with our interactive storytelling sessions for families. Storytelling is aimed at children aged 3+ with parents/carers and friends.

Ghosts, Ghouls and Goings-on
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Mysterious goings-on await you at petrifying Wrest Park.

Uncovered Treasures: Winter Archaeology Collections Store Tour
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Monday 3 November

Join our collections team for a unique winter experience at Wrest Park and discover a treasure trove of unusual and special objects spanning 2,000 years of England's history not normally on display.

Storytelling Sundays
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sun 30 Nov 2014

Discover the stories behind Kenwood’s collection with our interactive storytelling sessions for families. Storytelling is aimed at children aged 3+ with parents/carers and friends.

Uncovered Treasures: Winter Archaeology Collections Store Tour
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Monday 1 December

Join our collections team for a unique winter experience at Wrest Park and discover a treasure trove of unusual and special objects spanning 2,000 years of England's history not normally on display.

An Audience with Father Christmas
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Sat 06 & Sun 07 Dec 2014

Join in the festive fun with the man himself at Wrest Park this Christmas.

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