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Only a short distance from London, Hertfordshire is home to stunning stately homes, picture postcard villages and verdant countryside. Some favourite places to visit in Hertfordshire include St Albans Cathedral, Knebworth House, Warner Bros Studio and Hatfield House.
Hertfordshire is perfect for those looking to escape to the countryside from the hustle and bustle of London, as it only 20 minutes on the train from the city. The combination of countryside and urban areas makes Hertfordshire a lovely place to visit for all the family.
Harry Potter fans will love a day out at the Warner Bros Studio in Watford. The Making of Harry Potter is a public attraction offering an authentic behind-the-scenes glimpse of Harry Potter films. Inside the studio, visitors can walk around Platform 9¾, Diagon Alley, the Great Hall and Forbidden Forest. If you are feeling peckish whilst touring the studio, stop off at one of the many cafes onsite, such as The Chocolate Frog Cafe, The Backlot Cafe and ButterBeer Cafe which serves non-alcoholic beverages reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch.
For those interested in history, a trip to Knebworth House in Stevenage is definitely worth the visit. The English country house in the parish of Knebworth is a lavish Tudor Stately home which is ornately decorated with medival armoury and lavish furniture inside. Knebworth House is perhaps more widely recognised for its rock concerts which take place in the amazing grounds that surround the Tudor house. For those not interested in entering the house itself, there is plenty to explore in the grounds. Younger visitors can follow the Dinosaur Trail in the Wilderness Garden and gaze at 72 life-sized dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. There is also a maze and the Adventure Playground, which features a bouncy castle, astro slide and zip wire.
More information about the wonderful county of Hertfordshire can be found here.