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Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall Road, Ware
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
4.1 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Situated in Ware, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from River Lea and within 12 miles (20 km) of Ash Valley Golf Club and Lee Valley Park. Paradise Wildlife Park ...

£66

£66
Hertford House Hotel

Hertford House Hotel

1 Fore Street, Hertford
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
4.1 out of 5 (69 reviews)

Located in the heart of Hertford, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of River Lea, Paradise Wildlife Park and Lee Valley Park. Hatfield House and The Galleria ...

£42

£42
Novotel Stevenage

Novotel Stevenage

Knebworth Park, Stevenage
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
4.0 out of 5 (335 reviews)

Situated in Stevenage, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Knebworth House and within 12 miles (20 km) of Hatfield House and The Galleria. River Lea and St Alban's ...

£41

£41
Tewin Bury Farm Hotel

Tewin Bury Farm Hotel

Hertford Road, Tewin, Welwyn, Hertford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago

Situated in Hertford, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Hatfield House, The Galleria and River Lea. Paradise Wildlife Park and Knebworth House are also ...

£58

£58
De Vere Theobalds Estate

De Vere Theobalds Estate

Theobalds Park, Waltham Cross
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago
3.7 out of 5 (446 reviews)

Situated in Waltham Cross, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Lee Valley White Water Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of White Hart Lane Stadium and Paradise ...

£52

£52
Kathleen House Plus

Kathleen House Plus

78 Baker St, Enfield,, Enfield
3.0 out of 5.0
1 others viewing this property now

Situated in Enfield, this bed & breakfast is 5.6 mi (8.9 km) from White Hart Lane Stadium and within 12 miles (20 km) of Emirates Stadium and Barbican Arts Centre. ...

£85

£85
Ramada London Stansted Airport

Ramada London Stansted Airport

Welcome Break Birchanger Green, Bishop's Stortford
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
163 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (1,217 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rhodes Arts Complex and Mountfitchet ...

£44

£44
Novotel London Stansted Airport

Novotel London Stansted Airport

Round Coppice Road, Stansted
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
157 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (1,534 reviews)

This family-friendly Stansted hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bishop's Stortford Golf Club, Mountfitchet Castle and House on the Hill ...

£53

£53
Manor of Groves

Manor of Groves

High Wych, Sawbridgeworth
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
54 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (85 reviews)

Situated in High Wych, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Rhodes Arts Complex, Ash Valley Golf Club and Bishop's Stortford Golf Club. River Lea and ...

£48

£48
Park Inn by Radisson Harlow

Park Inn by Radisson Harlow

Southern Way, Harlow
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
77 others viewing this property now
3.3 out of 5 (336 reviews)

Situated in Harlow, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Lee Valley Park, Rhodes Arts Complex and Epping Forest. Kelvedon Hatch and River Lea ...

£49

£49

Pocket Guide: Scott's Grotto Scott's Grotto Hotels

Hertfordshire is not short on interesting historic buildings, and Scott's Grotto near Ware is certainly one of them. It consists of an entrance hall and six chambers which delve into a chalk hillside for over 65 feet and these are all decorated with bits of coloured glass, stones and flints. Light wells, air shafts and connecting passageways create a large underground complex here, quite unusual for the time and for grottos in general. Grottos were all the rage in stately homes in the 18th Century, and this one was a part of the extensive gardens surrounding Amwell House. All of the structures here are either Grade I or Grade II listed, and if you're based at a nearby Hertfordshire hotel, or simply passing through the area, Scott's Grotto is a fascinating place to visit or stop off for an hour or so.

Hertfordshire Hotels for Scott's Grotto

Scott's Grotto was built by John Scott. He was a Quaker poet in the 18th century whose father left him Amwell House in his will, and he duly took possession in 1768. Scott was obviously a bit of a romantic, and there are numerous other odd features in the gardens here, including an early gazebo on the hillside. Even for the time, Scott excelled in embellishing his house and garden with all sorts of unusual features, and quite a few visitors turned up to see his handiwork. In the 10 years from 1779 no fewer than 3,000 of them stopped off, including Samuel Johnson, who in 1773 described the grotto as a 'fairy hall'. Find out what all the fuss has been about for all these years, and see the place for yourself if you're staying at a nearby hotel or guesthouse in Hertfordshire.

Visit Fairy-Cave Scott's Grotto from Hertfordshire Hotels

Scott left the house, garden and grotto to his daughter Marie and in 1863 after she died Scott's Road was constructed close by. The grotto has been open to the general visiting public for over a century now, and was listed in 1950. It's easy to find from a nearby Hertfordshire hotel, and it really is still just as charmingly eccentric and colourful as when Samuel Johnson described all those years ago.