located in Hertfordshire, 29 miles from London. The town has a population of
approximately 24,000 people.
the county town of Hertfordshire. Hertford is home to a variety of landmarks
including Hertford Castle. The castle is Norman in origin and is believed to
have been built in 911. Other landmarks throughout the town include Parliament
Square, so named because the Parliament of England moved to the town during the
plague in the 16th century. Also significant is the oldest known
Quakers meeting house.
situated between four rivers: The Lee, Mimram, Beane and Rib. The rivers are
commonly used for river cruises and boat hire.
residents from Hertford over the years include; Rupert Grint (starr of the
Harry Potter Films), who grew up in Hertford and attended the Richard Hale
School. Other famous residents include
Dani Filth (singer) and Samuel Stone, who established the American town of
Hartford having moved there in the English original.
towns include Harpenden (15 miles) and Welwyn Garden City (7 miles).