Places to visit, attractions, heritage and things of interest in Hertfordshire, England.

Why visit Berkhamsted Castle?

Berkhamsted, castle, Herts

Good question.  You can see for yourself that there’s very little of it left.  True, there’s a fine motte, traces of a few fireplaces, site of a kitchen, with an attractive gap-toothed inner curtain wall built mainly of local flint – and a well.  But that’s about it – and the massive moats, which would …

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A bit about the East of England

Norfolk Broads, sailing

Including the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. A radio disc jockey once did a dedication for someone living in Bury Street, Edmunds.  Without wishing to offend the delightful town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, perhaps this illustrates the fact that England’s eastern extremity is a little cut-off; you don’t go …

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