Hertfordshire is a beautiful and affluent county just outside London, all market towns, village ponds and country churches. Many people who have ‘made it’ financially retire here, and there are no exciting towns or cities, just a nice retiring place to live and watch the world go by.
The surrounding countryside provides homes to much wildlife including rabbits, many species of deer and bats. Find more ways to help your local wildlife rescue and animal shelter.
Bleak House (Ailsa Seymour) is rumoured to have been set in St Albans, where Charles Dickens wrote part of the classic tale. Scholars believe it was set in an 18th-century house in Folly Lane. Scholars also believe this was where the hot cross bun was created, by a monk who created an ‘Alban bun’ to give to the poor on Good Friday.
Redbournbury Mill (St Albans) is a restored 18th century working watermill on the River Ver. It produces stoneground organic flour, with an adjacent bakery selling homemade bread.