If you’re visiting or passing through north Hertfordshire, enjoy a break at our hotel in Hitchin. This historic market town has prospered from the wool and corn trades, while its handy location en route to London made it a popular staging post and early railway link. Today we suggest a visit to the unique British Schools Museum or a walk along the River Hiz, or head out of town to nearby Knebworth House or Hitchin Lavender.
Hotels in Hitchin
What to do in Hitchin
Visit the Hitchin British Schools Museum
This intriguing museum features an 1837 Monitorial schoolroom, the world’s only one of its kind.
Follow the River Hiz
It’s a lovely amble through town, taking in Bridge Street and the fountain behind St Mary’s Church.
Head to Knebworth House
This lavish Tudor stately home makes a great family day out, with its gardens, maze and dinosaur trail.
Pick your own at Hitchin Lavender
Help yourself to the fresh flowers at this farm, which has 25 miles of lavender rows plus sunflowers and wildflowers.
Go to St Paul’s Walden Bury
The Queen Mother’s childhood home is landscaped with long avenues leading to ponds, statues, temples and a lake.