Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, England, and is also a civil parishes in England in the East Hertfordshire district of the county. In 2006 East Hertfordshire was ranked within the top 10 places to live in the UK following a survey commissioned by the Channel 4 TV station. Forming a civil parishes in England, the 2001 census put the population of Hertford at about 24,180. Recent estimates are that it is now around 28,000. The name is Old English and means the Ford (crossing) frequented by deers or stags.
Conspiracy theories link Hertford to the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail.

Why visit?

  • The River Lea runs through Hertford, providing a tranquil setting for a leisurely stroll. Along the way, you can admire the picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Hertford hosts a range of events throughout the year, from the Hertford Music Festival to the Hertford Carnival. There are also regular farmers markets, craft fairs, and other activities to enjoy.
  • Hertford is a charming market town with a rich history, boasting a variety of independent shops, restaurants, and pubs. The town centre is home to a number of historic buildings, including Hertford Castle, Hertford Museum, and the Old Town Hall.