Relocating can be an overwhelming activity, and it can be assumed that you are relocating to Hertfordshire if you are reading this article.
When moving it is commonplace that one would prefer a property in a reputable area rather than disorderly area. Have no fear, this article will provide insight into England’s (mostly) rural gem Hertfordshire and its most preferable places to live.
Albury is one of the older villages in Hertfordshire consisting of six hamlets – Albury End, Church End, Clapgate, Gravesend, Patmore Heath and Upwick Green. Apart from the small residential area, Albury is primarily a rural town used for sheep farming. Of course, farming is not the only activity enjoyed in this area; in fact, Albury has strong historical value. The Albury Church is a great attraction being constructed in the 1400s and featuring an alter tomb with effigies of a knight and his lady love.
The second highly beneficial area in Hertfordshire is Flamstead. This area does have a rural presentation; however, the village and residential area is greater than Albury. Known for its annual Scarecrow Festival, held by the village parish in August, Flamstead draws individuals from across the UK to view over 90 scarecrows in a weekend. The festival is a means of supporting the Herts Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and relies on donations from those who enjoy the festivities.
Arguably one of the more popular towns in Hertfordshire, St. Albans welcomes visitors on a regular basis to view its churches and markets. Found in the Middle Ages by Romans, St. Albans is one of the older areas in the county and continues to promote its popular 11th century cathedral. Despite having rural origins, this area is more urban than the others and many markets are held here throughout the year. Recently, St. Albans has become involved in pop culture arts and entertainment hosting the Pride Awards and International Food Festival.
The village of Wheathampstead lies along the boundaries of St. Albans across the popular River Lea located in the middle of Hertfordshire county. Wheathampstead is a quiet area and one of the smaller villages in Hertfordshire; however, this does not mean it is void of activities and excitement. In fact, Wheathampstead is said to have been the battlefield at which Roman Emperor Julius Caesar defeated the Catuvellauni tribe during his 54BC invasion of Britain. Parades and talent competitions have been held in this village making it not only a historical site but also a part of pop culture.
The final place to peruse if relocating to Hertfordshire is the parish village of Redbourn. A civil town focused greatly on its religious background, Redbourn presents with different churches and cathedrals built in the Iron Age. A larger area with over 6000 settlers, this village is most well-known for its association with the cricketing world. Test matches are regularly held on The Common and Redbourn Cricket Club is known as one of the oldest in the United Kingdom.