We love Herts and we would like you to show us how much you love Herts too. Over the next few months there will be several events and different ways that you can show your love. Read on below to find out how ...
Follow The Flag
We are launching our new Love Herts campaign and the Love Herts flag relay will be coming to a town near you soon. Watch this space for the full list of places that we will be visiting. Come along and say hello and find out about the fabulous things to do in our beautiful county. Discover the wonders of Hertfordshire. From our picturesque villages to our bluebell woods, canals and market towns, Hertfordshire is steeped in history.
You will have the chance to pick up your Love Herts goodies and you won't want to miss out on entering our free draw to win one of our great prizes.
If you are a Hertfordshire business and would like to get involved with the Love Herts campaign, then please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St Albans will be hosting for the first time ever a European inspired Christmas market. The 24 day event will take place around the magnificent 11th Century St Albans Cathedral and in the Vintry Gardens.
There will be up to 55 traditional wooden chalets selling a range of high quality goods from speciality food and drink, such as Bratwurst sausages, mulled wine and decorated ginger bread men, to wooden toys, Christmas decorations, stocking fillers, handmade clothes and gifts. There will be many unique gifts to suprise and delight visitors.
Visitors to the market in this stunning central location around the Cathedral will be able to soak up the amazing history in St Albans. Highlights of the market include: A traditional Cathedral Choristers and a Rock Choir by candlelight; A traditional Santa's Grotto and a Made in Herts, Bucks and Beds craft section.
Three weeks and counting and 1500 golden Love Herts flags will be 'hidden' across Hertfordshire's many attractions, in our hotels, town centres, shops, leisure centres and parks. There will be even be some 'hidden' at some of the big events taking place across the County. If you find a golden flag you could win a Love Herts prize. There are many many prizes up for grabs including, a Snooze at the Zoo & VIP experience at Paradise Wildlife Park, a family ticket to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter, meals for two and overnight stays courtesy of Hertfordshire Hoteliers Association and much much more.
Follow us on twitter @enjoyherts to make sure you're in with a chance to find a golden flag.
The most magical snowfall of the season will take place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter this year when the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model is covered in a blanket of snow. Visitors will get the chance to see the castle as it has never been seen before, with its iconic festive look recreated for the first time.
Some of the intricately-detailed sets showcased at the attraction will be given a festive makeover using the actual decorations and food props seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Eight Christmas trees will line the Great Hall, along with festoons of holly, mistletoe and golden wreaths. Two long dining tables will be dressed as they were for seasonal feasts with prop versions of turkeys, hams, fruit, vegetables, plum puddings and snow cakes. The food featured in the feasts throughout the early films was real; however, the Set Decoration Department later used artificial food created from powder and resin.
Visitors will see the hand-knitted jumpers that Molly Weasley gave Ron and Harry for Christmas in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Other costumes on display will include the first Christmas present Harry received at Hogwarts – his Invisibility Cloak – and the dress Luna Lovegood wore to the Slug Club Christmas party in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Hogwarts in the Snow will run from Friday 15th November to Monday 6th January and all extra activities are included in the ticket price.
We love a winner and congratulations to Morris Cockman manager at the fabulous 5 star Rigbys Guest House in Hertford for being overall champion of the recently aired Four in a Bed programme. Morris saw off stiff competition by entertaining the other B&B owners at Paradise Wildlife Park where they had the opportunity to feed the big cats.
Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants in St Albans, Harpenden and Hertford have been named runners up in two categories of the 10th Annual Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. The independent brasserie group was selected 'Best Ethical Restaurant' and 'Best Cheap Eats' categories of the award representing readers' choices for ethical dining and great places for a meal under £15 around the Country. Many congratulations to Andrei and the Lussmann team.
Oxhey Woods Sculpture Trail The Woods, Northwood, HA6 3FX Come down to the wood today, it is full of suprises. Oxhey Woods Sculpture Trail is a hidden gem that has to be seen to be believed. Take the 1km circular route and see all the hidden suprises that are waiting for you in the woods, perfect for a after Sunday lunch stroll or just to get some fresh air.
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The Love Herts #FindAFlag treasure hunt is gathering momentum. Lots of local businesses and towns are taking part. They include:
When Edward 1's beloved wife Queen Eleanor died in 1290, he had her body taken 160 miles to Westminster Abbey, erecting a cross to mark the 12 places where the cortege rested. Only three remain, including one at Waltham Cross.