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Situated in Hemel Hempstead, this guesthouse is 1.2 mi (2 km) from The Snow Centre and within 6 miles (10 km) of Rex Cinema and Chesham and Leyhill Golf Club. ...
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Situated in Tring, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ashridge Golf Club, Rex Cinema and Chesham and Leyhill Golf Club. Chartridge Park Golf Club and Ashridge ...
£51 per night for 2 guestsThe Greyhound Wigginton£51
Situated in Berkhamsted, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Rex Cinema and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ashridge Golf Club and Chesham and Leyhill Golf Club. Ashridge ...
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Situated in Dunstable, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of University of Bedfordshire, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Ashridge Golf Club. Hertfordshire County Showground ...
£34 per night for 2 guestsOld Palace Lodge Hotel£34
Situated in Luton, this hotel is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Hertfordshire County Showground, and within 12 mi (20 km) of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Knebworth House.
£31 per night for 2 guestsibis budget Luton Airport£31
Hertfordshire has a landscape of gently undulating hills sweeping up to the Chilterns, and its leafy parishes with their twisting lanes and dense surrounding woodlands make the county popular with visitors throughout the year. In addition to the great houses in towns such as St. Albans, Hertfordshire is rich in magnificent country homes and manors. These include the likes of Hatfield and Knebworth just off the Great North Road, but smaller and less well known estates such as Ashridge in the Chilterns are also well worth a visit from your Hertfordshire hotel or B&B if you're passing through the area.
Ashridge's setting in the Chiltern Hills makes it perennially popular with visitors, as this borderland between Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has many other attractions too. It's also just 20 miles to the west of London, and close to Berkhamsted, so there are shops, dining venues and entertainments close by. The surrounding parkland is beautiful for a stroll, especially on lazy summer afternoons, but for visitors from Hertfordshire hotels or farther afield Ashridge House itself is the main cultural attraction here.
The site on which the house was built was previously occupied by a 13th century priory, demolished in 1800, and parts of it can still be seen in the present building, built by James Wyatt. The house which visitors enjoy today dates to 1814. It was home to the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, who is buried in a family vault at nearby Little Gaddesden. While you're visiting from your local Hertfordshire hotel or guesthouse, don't miss seeing the Bridgewater Monument on the estate. Built in 1832 and a Grade II Listed Building, it honours the memory of the 3rd Duke, who was a pioneer of inland navigation. Interestingly, it was constructed well away from and out of view of the house, as the duke's mother did not want to be reminded of 'my infernal son'! This is the sort of snippet of information that adds a touch of zest to such visits to English stately homes.