Hertfordshire is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East of England region of the United Kingdom, it is one of the home counties the county town is Hertford.
Hertford is derived from the Anglo-Saxon heort ford, meaning deer crossing. The name Hertfordshire is first recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1011. There is evidence of humans living in Hertfordshire from the Middle Stone Age. It was first farmed during the Neolithic period and permanent habitation appeared at the beginning of the Bronze Age.
Hertfordshire is located immediately to the north of Greater London, despite the spread of built areas, much of the county is given over to agriculture.
Things to do
Experience Hertfordshire's beauty, from villages and towns steeped in history to the spectacular surrounding countryside.
Hertfordshire is home to Elizabeth 1, Henry Moore, Samuel Ryder & George Bernard Shaw. With beautiful and mysterious houses such as Hatfield House and Knebworth House you will be in awe of their treasures and history.
For more family fun search out the life size dinosaurs at Knebworth, see the big cats and the smallest monkey at Paradise Wildlife Park or head down to Celtic Harmony for Celtic crafts and archery in a beautiful woodland clearing.