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The Farmhouse at Redcoats, Hitchin
Within easy reach of London, Hertfordshire is the home county that offers city proximity and country style. Brimming with places to go, it's hotels range from country house retreats to spa destinations, and it's accessible by road as well as rail. Hertfordshire has a wealth of activities to enjoy and sites to see. Many of its towns have played a key role in England's history, from ancient St. Albans (formerly Roman Verulamium), to the market town of Tring. Destinations like Hatfield House also give you a chance to stroll in the childhood footsteps of Elizabeth I, while more contemporary activities include a trip to the Harry Potter Studios in Watford or the workspace and gardens of a famous sculptor at the Henry Moore Foundation. Hospitality in Hertfordshire builds on that sense of variety and opportunity. Romantic weekends at Sopwell House Hotel give you the chance to stay in the former home of Lord Louis Mountbatten, as well as indulging in therapies and wellbeing in their contemporary spa. Equally, The Fox at Willian sits in a quiet village dating back to the Domesday Book and offers a tranquil retreat in a country inn/pub with rooms - perfect for a sense of escapism.