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?

  • Hertford is surrounded by a number of picturesque villages and towns, such as Ware, Bishop's Stortford, and Harlow. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the nearby countryside, including walking, cycling, and horse riding.
  • 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.