Herts in a county in the east of England. Although close to London and not too far away from the coast, Hertfordshire boasts its own attractions: castles and museums, wildlife parks and nature reserves, and sparkling culture and family fun.

Places to visit


St Albans cathedral, Natural History Museum Tring, Lee Valley White Water centre, Paradise Wildlife Park, Brocket Hall Estate, Warner Bros. Studio.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Bernard Shaw

George Orwell

Samuel Pepys

Freya North

Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice set in Hertfordshire) 

Charles Dickens (featured Hatfield in Oliver Twist)

George Bernard Shaw

Graham Greene

Beatrix Potter

Barbara Cartland

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