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 By the 13th century, the reeves had been replaced by a bailiff, elected by the burgesses.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.
Hertford Castle Open Air Theatre 17th June 2023
With Hertford Castle as its backdrop, join us for wonderful day of Open-Air Theatre on the...
Hertford Castle Beer and World Food Festival 9th July 2023
As part of the Hertford Food and Drink Festival weekend, Hertford Town Council presents the...
Hertford Castle Teddy Bears' Picnic 23rd July 2023
Hertford Town Council warmly welcomes families and friends to attend the annual Teddy Bears’...
New River Path
An historic and beautiful walk that follows alongside The New River Line, hop on and off the train...
Hertford Castle is an historical gem hidden behind impressive fortified walls in the centre of...
Hertfordshire Walking App
We’re delighted to have partnered with Hertfordshire Walks App they have lots of featured...