Knebworth House


One of England's most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton - author of the words "The pen is mightier than the sword" - this beautiful gothic mansion is situated 29 miles north of London off the A1(M) at Stevenage.

Historic Knebworth House, home to the Lytton family for over 500 years, is surrounded by 250 acres of beautiful parkland including 25 acres of formal gardens.

 

www.knebworthhouse.com


 

Hatfield House


Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families. Where Elizabethan history began

The Royal Palace of Hatfield (c 1485) in the West Garden is where Elizabeth I spent most of her childhood. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.

The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. The West garden includes a scented garden, herb garden and knot garden.

 

www.hatfield-house.co.uk



Stevenage Leisure Park

 

Next to the town centre, the Leisure Park is a hub for the nightlife of the town. It is home to a multi-screen cinema, ten-pin-bowling, two nightclubs and numerous bars and restaurants. There is also a large David Lloyd Fitness Centre.


Fairlands Valley Park

 

Covers 160 acres in a beautiful parkland setting. A wide range of water sports take place on the 11 acre lake including wind surfing, sailing and angling.


Golf Courses

There are three golf courses in the Stevenage area, one in Stevenage in Aston Lane and two nearby in Knebworth and Graveley.

 

 

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