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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 summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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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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Music on a Sunday Afternoon
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Sun 27 Jul 2014

Enjoy your very own theme tune to your day out at Wrest Park this summer as your afternoon is accompanied by a musical treat each week.

Storytelling Sundays
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sun 27 Jul 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.

Inside Out
Venue: Kenwood House, London
Date: Sun 27- Mon 28 July 2014

Enjoy summer on the Heath with our summer holiday artist-led workshops at Kenwood. Take inspiration from inside Kenwood House and set off on an outdoor adventure. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it for all the family.

Soldiers' School
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Mon 28 Jul - Fri 01 Aug 2014

Attention! Right you ‘orrible lot, it’s training time. Become a Home Front hero and be put through your paces at Wrest Park.

Family First Sundays
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sun 3 Aug 2014

Come and work together with our artists to discover more about the stories of Kenwood’s collection. First Sunday of every month, 12pm-4pm.

Inside Out
Venue: Kenwood House, London
Date: Sun 3 - Mon 4 August 2014

Enjoy summer on the Heath with our summer holiday artist-led workshops at Kenwood. Take inspiration from inside Kenwood House and set off on an outdoor adventure. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it for all the family.

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