What is Hertford, England, city profile?

Hertford Castle - courtesy TheLizardQueen - CC-BY

Hertford Castle - courtesy TheLizardQueen - CC-BY

Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, England, the United Kingdom.  In 2006, the area was ranked one of the top 10 places to live in the UK according to Channel 4 TV.  The town of Meryton in the Jane Austen novel “Pride and Prejudice” may have been based on Hertford and according to some, history even links Hertford to the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail.

Hertford has a small town center and can easily be seen walking around. However, Hertford has numerous food, drink and entertainment establishments which have grown in number considerably since the nineties. It regularly attracts crowds of people even from central London about 20 miles (30.9 k) to the south.  And in spite of this proximity to the city, the town retains very much a “country town” feel.

For shoppers, Hertford is a famous center for antiques.  As for dining, let’s just say, the town is well supplied with public houses, many of which do have delectable offerings.

Hertford’s American namesake is Hartford (spelled it the way they pronounced it, I guess), the capital of Connecticut.

The climate of Hertford is much the same as London.

Hertford is served by commuter rail from London and highway.  Public transportation is taxi and privately owned bus lines.

Hertford population is 24,180 (2001).

44 is the international calling code for the United Kingdom.

1992 is the area code for Hertford.

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