To see the best of what West Hertfordshire has to offer, choose hotels in Berkhamsted from Premier Inn. Premier Inn hotels in Berkhamsted put guests near the historic town and its surrounding area.
The town of Berkhamsted plays and important part in English and British history, as it marks the place where William the Conqueror met with an English envoy to negotiate their surrender. In later years, Berkhamsted would become a retreat for the Royal Family.
As Berkhamsted has been a permanent settlement in England for over a millennia, the town has many interesting buildings from throughout its history. The most famous landmark of Berkhamsted has to be its castle, though it currently lies in ruins near to the town's rail station. Berkhamsted Castle served as a favourite place for royal visits, but also as prison for French King John II.
The parish church of St Peter's can trace back its history to the 13th century, as can the shop at 173 High Street, which makes it the oldest in Great Britain. Other points of interest in Berkhamsted include Berkhamsted School, the Old Town Hall and Rex Cinema, decorated in art deco style.