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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Christmas at Kenwood
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sat 27 - Sun 28 Dec

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with free family fun at Kenwood. Our hands on make and take activities will get all ages in the festive mood.

Family First Sundays
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sun 4 Jan 2015

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

British Sign Language Tour
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Thu 22 Jan 2015

Come and find out about the stories of Kenwood House and its collections with guest speaker John Wilson. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.The tour is available free for deaf audiences but places must be booked.

Calligraphy Workshop
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Date: Fri 23 Jan

Master the art of calligraphy in the beautiful surroundings of Wrest Park in this day long workshop.

Storytelling Sundays
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sun 25 Jan 2015

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.

Family First Sundays
Venue: Kenwood, London
Date: Sun 1 Feb 2015

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

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