A Weekend in Hertfordshire: A Break on Your Doorstep

You might be surprised how far London’s transport network extends. Walk into a train station in central London at noon, and by one in the afternoon you could be walking out into Hertfordshire thanks to the Metropolitan line. Choose the right National Rail Train and you’ll be in Welwyn Garden City within the hour.

All these options mean that if you’re looking for an easy destination for a weekend break, Hertfordshire could be the perfect place for you!

Today we’re taking a look at a few of the attractions the county holds, to help inspire you when you’re planning your next weekend getaway!

Luxury and Pampering

One vital thing in a weekend getaway is a bit of pampering: whether what you yearn for is a rejuvenating facial, or a steam in a sauna, or even some laser treatments, finding the right place can really complete your trip!

Fortunately, Hertfordshire is well stocked with clinics and aestheticians. The Skinsmiths Skin Clinic, Bushey offers treatments from skin detoxes to facials that reduce the signs of aging, to leave you looking and feeling like your best possible self. If you’re looking for luxurious spa relaxation, the Spa Experience in Welwyn Garden City has everything you need.

Things to See and Do

Even if your main intention for your weekend break is to rest and sample the local dining possibilities, it’s always worth knowing what there is in the area to see and do. Hertfordshire has some fascinating historical sights and more contemporary attractions to add some activity to your weekend.

London’s famous Natural History Museum has a branch in Tring, Hertfordshire. Set in a beautiful historic property, it’s an expansion of the collection started by Lionel Walter Rothschild: a wealthy and eccentric Victorian who’d wanted to run a museum since the age of seven!

For those looking for a more up to date day out, North of Watford are the studios Warner Bros used to film the Harry Potter series! Now open as an attraction for people who loved the films, you can see the magic was made, view the props and costumes and walk through the iconic sets. If you loved the Harry Potter films this is a treat you really can’t deny yourself.


The best part of getting away for the weekend is treating yourself to the best food on offer! Hertfordshire can cater for both your taste and budget, with Welwyn Garden City offering fine dining in the verdant setting of Auberge du Lac as well as more traditional pub grub at the Cowper Arms or even an afternoon tea at the White Hart!

Whatever your taste in weekend escape, Hertfordshire has something to offer, and it’s easy to get to, so you won’t be wasting precious relaxation time on the train or the motorway.

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