Welcome to Hertford
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Hertford has been the county town of Hertfordshire since Saxon times when it was governed by the king's reeves. By the 13th century, the reeves had been replaced by a bailiff, elected by the burgesses.
Charters of 1554 and 1589 established a common council of eleven chief burgesses and a bailiff.
Since 1974, Hertford has been within the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire. The headquarters of Hertfordshire County Council is at County Hall in Hertford. East Herts District Council's offices almost adjoin County Hall, and there is also a Hertford Town Council based at Hertford Castle.
Hertford Castle Gatehouse is a Grade I listed building, originally built on the site of a Norman Castle situated by the River Lea in Hertford, the county town of Hertfordshire.
This magnificent Grade I listed building dates from the mid 15th century situated in beautiful grounds at the heart of Hertford.
HArts Fest 8th April 2023
The annual Hertford Arts Festival, “HArts Fest” runs from Saturday 8th April –...
Hertford Castle Children's Art Trail 8th April 2023
Taking place during "HArts Fest 2023", this trail aims to inspire children through art by...
Hertford Castle King's Coronation Festival 7th May 2023
In celebration of the Coronation of his Majesty the King, enjoy “Picnic on the Lawn” at...
Nestled in the centre of Hertford is the amazing Hertford Theatre, a gem that delivers a programme...
Hertford Castle is an historical gem hidden behind impressive fortified walls in the centre of...
Hertford Museum houses a wonderfully diverse collection of artifacts including the largest...