Aldbury is a picturesque village on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. At the centre of the village are a duck pond and a set of old stocks. Bordering the pond are a wealth of attractive timber-framed buildings dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. The parish church of St John dates to the 13th century. Aldbury, Hertfordshire, England
Codicote is an ancient village once owned by the Abbot of St Albans. The parish church of St Giles dates to the 12th century. The As You Like It restaurant has a history dating back to at least 1279 and is the oldest premises in Hertfordshire to still hold a license to sell alcohol. B656, Codicote, Hertfordshire, England
Hatfield is a small town with a big history. The town dates to at least AD 970 and is home to Hatfield House, one of the great stately homes of England and home of the Cecil family since 1611. Robert Cecil, Elizabeth I's chief minister, is buried in the nearby 13th-century parish church. A1000, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Hitchin is a historic market town in northern Hertfordshire, noted as one of the best places to live in the UK. Highlights include the 13th-century church of St Mary, built atop a Saxon monastery. Nearby is a 14th-century timber-framed almshouse, and the British Schools Museum, housed in an early Victorian 'Monitorial' school. Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
St Albans is a historic market town in Hertfordshire that grew up around the Roman settlement of Verulamium and the shrine of Alban, a 4th-century martyr. Alban's shrine can be seen in St Albans Cathedral, a short stroll from the remains of the Roman city. St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Tring is a pretty market town on the edge of the Chilterns. It is home to the Natural History Museum at Tring, established by the 2nd Baron Rothschild. The Rothschild's lived at Tring Park, which is now a famous school for the arts, but the manor's 18th-century landscaped parkland is open to the public. Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Wheathampstead is a pretty Hertfordshire village near the site of an Iron Age tribal capital of the Catuvellauni. Julius Caesar may have defeated the Cautevallauni here in 54 BC. Today the village boasts dozens of medieval and Tudor timber-framed buildings and one of the oldest churches in Hertfordshire. B651, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
The Old Bull Inn is full of history and character and is located in the busy market town of Royston. Just 12 miles outside the Historic University City of Cambridge, only 8 miles from Europes Premier Aviation Museum at Duxford, Royston has direct rail links to both Cambridge and London.