Things To Do in Hertfordshire
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23rd - 25th August 2019
Three fantastic days of live music featuring globally renowned, emerging and local artists.
Why not enjoy some luxury comfort for the night? Book a room at Sopwell House.
Pub in the Park St Albans
13th - 15th September 2019
Pub in the Park brings together brilliant food, live music and Michelin-starred chefs all served up in the beautiful Verulamium Park, making for the ultimate pub garden unlike any other.
Sopwell House are proud to be the accommodation sponsors for the event - fill your weekend with food, live music, pampering and luxury!
St Albans Food & Drink Festival
25th September - 7th October
Showcasing the fantastic range of local food, including an exciting street festival.
See you there!
George Street Gin & Jazz
4th October 2019
A boutique evening with music, food and of course, gin. Enjoy the picturesque Cathedral quarter.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Home to 2500 animals, including many endangered species, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s biggest zoo and the perfect day out with the family or friends.
Knebworth House & Gardens
Knebworth House is a lavish Tudor stately home and gardens. Open to the public the attraction is known for hosting rock concerts in the summertime whilst also featuring an adventure playground and life-size Dinosaur trail.
Old Gorhambury House
Old Gorhambury House is a ruined Elizabethan mansion, a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house.
Verulamium Museum is an educational museum of Roman life with recreated rooms, mosaics, interactive displays and a gift shop.
St Albans Cathedral
Formally the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, and referred to locally as "the Abbey", St Albans Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in St Albans, England. At 84 metres, its nave is the longest of any cathedral in England.
Museum of St Albans
The Museum of St Albans is a local museum in the city of St Albans, Hertfordshire. The museum was founded as the "Hertfordshire County Museum" in 1898. The museum presents the history of St Albans from the end of the Romans onwards.
The Snow Centre
Britain’s newest indoor real snow centre based in Hemel Hempstead caters for all skiing abilities, from complete beginners to seasoned pros.
The Odyssey Cinema
Opening in 1908, independent Art Deco cinema, was the city’s first ever cinema. The venue boasts a traditional cinema feel from the nineteenth century making your trip to the cinema feel like you’re stepping back in time.
Hatfield House is a royal history-soaked mansion with links to Henry VIII and a garden in which WWI tanks were tested.
Paradise Wildlife Park
Paradise Wildlife Park is a family-run animal park located in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, England. It was previously known as Broxbourne Zoo, but became Paradise Wildlife Park under the new management of the Sampson Family in 1986.
Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Just 15 minutes from Sopwell House you will find the incredible behind the scenes tour of the Harry Potter films. The Studio Tour incorporates some of its most iconic sets including the Great Hall, Dumbledore's office, Diagon Alley and the Gryffindor common room. A must-see for all Harry Potter fans.
Veralum Golf Club
Home of the Ryder Cup the Verulam Golf Course was designed by James Braid in 1905, and is a challenging par 72 course, one of the finest in Hertfordshire.
Colney Fields is the dominant Open A1 Planning Consent shopping park for outer northern London and the surrounding northern home counties.
Outdoor shopping centre housing high-street stores, food outlets, a library and an arts theatre.
intu Watford is a shopping centre in the middle of Watford, Hertfordshire. It opened between 1990 and 1992. The centre was rebranded as intu Watford in 2013.
Marlowes Shopping Centre
Eat, shop and relax with your favourite brands at The Marlowes, one of Hemel Hempstead's most exciting and vibrant shopping centres.
Woburn Safari Park
Visitors to the park can drive through exhibits, which contain species such as southern white rhino, elephants, tigers and black bears.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
40 acres of gardens and plants, popular with families and couples, plus glasshouses and a cafe.
Bicester Village is an outlet shopping centre on the outskirts of Bicester, a town in Oxfordshire, England. It is owned by Value Retail plc. The centre opened in 1995. Most of its stores are in the luxury goods and designer clothing sector.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon is a tourist attraction along London's South Bank, England, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes Theatre is a theatre and entertainment centre in the heart of Milton Keynes. The 1400 seat auditorium with its fully retracting ceiling provides a more intimate viewing experience making every visit memorable. They offer a wide and varied programme of first class dance, drama, musicals, opera, comedy and children's shows - perfect for all ages to enjoy.
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror.
Verulamium Park is a park in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Set in over 100 acres of parkland, Verulamium Park was purchased from the Earl of Verulam in 1929 by the then City Corporation. Today the park is owned and operated by St Albans City and District Council.
Willows Activity Farm
Attraction with farmyard animals, adventure play, funfair rides, tractor rides and indoor softplay.
The Roman theatre at St Albans, Hertfordshire, England is an excavated site within the Roman walled city of Verulamium. Although there are other Roman theatres in Britain, the one at Verulamium has been claimed to be the only example of its kind, being a theatre with a stage rather than an amphitheatre.
St Albans City Tour Guides have a programme of walks throughout the year around the city and district. Walks include 'Historic St Albans - A City revealed', 'Fishpool Street - Rags and Riches' and 'Ghost and Ghouls'.
Alban Arena is a theatre and music venue located in St Albans, England. It has been the centre of culture in St Albans since 1968 and has staged concerts by bands such as Dire Straits in 1978 and Jethro Tull in 2010.