Hertford Town Centre

The county town of Hertford is a mix of old & new. The centre has been partially pedestrianised & most of the area's traffic is kept clear from the streets covered in this route. There are multi-storey car parks on the peripheral & also parking close to the castle grounds.

Scattered amongst the modern buildings are many ancient gems, along with buildings reflecting the wealth creation of the 19th century. Breweries seem to feature significantly here.

The building called the castle is in fact only the gatehouse and is all that remains of the place that was used to keep James I of Scotland a prisoner. It was also used as a temporary home for Parliament, during the Great Plague of 1563.

                         

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