A Guide to Welwyn and Hatfield

If you’re looking for an escape with superb sights, rich history, glorious greens, and mouthwatering food and drink, look no further than the beautiful district of Welwyn Hatfield. This central spot in vibrant Hertfordshireis the ideal destination for a short break, with alluring accommodation and a host of exciting things to see and do.  

Hatfield House

Things to do in Hatfield and Welwyn

Just a 25 minute hop from London by train, it couldnt be easier to make your way to Welwyn Hatfieldfor the perfect city or countryside escape. Must-see spots including Hatfield House, Brocket Hall, Vertigo Adventures, Mill Green Mill and Museum and The Galleria designer outlet centre are just waiting to be discovered during your stay.

This charming part of Hertfordshire is the home of Welwyn Garden City, one of only two garden cities in the country. Combining everything youd expect from a vibrant town centre, with beautiful floral displays, iconic trees, and award-winning parks, wonderful Welwyn Garden City looks forward to celebrating its first centenary in 2020.

Food & drink

If a refreshing pint at a local pub is your thing, head straight to The Eight Bells in Hatfield for a tasty tipple or two. This pub – the oldest in Hatfield – is renowned as having been featured in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist as the small public house” where Bill Sykes retreated for a drink after murdering Nancy. Today the historic inn retains much of its original character and is a popular pit stop for visitors to the area.


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And since the district is home to a multitude of restaurants, pubs, food festivals and farmers’ markets, we can guarantee you won’t go hungry on your visit! The View Bar & Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and family, while Head Chef Matt Edmonds is busy casting his culinary spells at Brocket Halls former hunting lodge turned restaurant, Auberge du Lac. 

Farmers showcase their delicious fresh produce at countless markets and food festivals across the district, with highlights including the Hatfield Farmers and Craft Market held on the first Saturday of each month, and Welwyn Garden Citys mouthwatering annual World Food Festival. 


Welwyn Hatfield also has a sweeping selection of exciting accommodation for you to enjoy. Snuggle up with a stay at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, a 4-star Hotel set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside along the River Mimram. Or alternatively, spend the night at Lawn House, an idyllic English guest house set within the tranquil grounds of Hatfield House. With all bases and budgets covered, youll be sure to find the perfect setting for your escape to Welwyn Hatfield

Article written by Visit Herts | www.visitherts.co.uk

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