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Top 10 Places to Visit in Hertfordshire This Summer

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Ellie Graham of Visit Herts selects the must-visit places as the days get brighter and longer.

As the summer days grow longer and brighter, Hertfordshire offers many exciting experiences to explore. This charming county has something for everyone, from adrenaline-pumping adventures to serene countryside retreats. Here’s a list of the top 10 places to visit in Hertfordshire this summer.

1. Drift Limits

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Kick-start your bucket list with a ride of a lifetime on the tarmac at Drift Limits. This Hertfordshire-based motorsport academy offers exhilarating experiences ranging from Junior Learner Supercars to Stunt Driving, ensuring an unforgettable day out for thrill-seekers.

2. Tewinbury Farm Hotel

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Escape to the idyllic countryside at Tewinbury Farm Hotel. Indulge in tastebud-tantalising menus, enjoy music-filled evenings, and bask in the warm summer glow. Their seasonal dishes and tribute act performances create a memorable experience.

3. Knebworth House & Gardens

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Knebworth House & Gardens is a showstopper when it comes to outdoor entertainment. With its rich history and stunning grounds, you can enjoy outdoor performances like “Diary of Henry VIII,” Medieval Jousting, or the Garden Opera Evening, immersing yourself in the estate’s grandeur.

4. Hertfordshire Zoo

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Experience the magic of Hertfordshire Zoo during their Summer Evenings. Every Saturday in June, visitors can witness the zoo’s inhabitants in a whole new light as the sun sets, including the World of Dinosaurs with over 40 animatronic prehistoric creatures.

5. At Home Farm

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Reconnect with nature and creativity at At Home Farm. Participate in floral and botanical arts and crafts, enjoy soulful harmonies by Vanessa Haynes, or embark on the Wild Oak Meadows family-friendly festival amidst the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside.

6. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” with the new “Return to Azkaban” installation. Uncover filmmaking secrets and fan-favorite sets as you go behind the scenes of this iconic wizarding world.

7. St Albans Cathedral

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Spend a warm summer day exploring the world-renowned St Albans Cathedral and its luscious green grounds. After discovering its rich history, treat yourself to a freshly baked cake at the Abbots Kitchen Café.

8. Brocket Hall

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Golfers will delight in the two championship courses at Brocket Hall, set amidst the stunning Hertfordshire countryside. Finish the day with a meal at the award-winning Auberge du Lac restaurant, savoring seasonal and sustainable dishes.

9. Watford Palace Theatre

If the weather turns, escape to the Watford Palace Theatre for a dazzling performance. This year, catch “Frankie goes to Bollywood,” a show filled with laughter, love, dance, and song.

10. Fairlands Valley Park

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Spend a day lazing in the sunshine, cooling off in the water, and enjoying outdoor activities at Fairlands Valley Park. With an aqua park, sailing centre, activity park, and picnic areas, it’s the perfect spot for creating beautiful family memories.

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