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Chilterns Countryside & Food Festival
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Berkhamsted is a popular town in the Chiltern Hills, has a population of 19,000 and is a conservation area. Located near Hemel Hempstead and surrounded by countryside, it is a commercially prosperous and affluent place. Many famous people are from here, namely John Cleese, Sarah Brightman and Graham Greene amongst others. It is currently the home of the British Film Institute's National Film and Television Archive. The town is set on the Grand Union canal, the stretch opened in 1798 and was the main route during the industrial revolution, linking London to the West Midlands. Historically Berkhamsted is important. It was where the crown of England was offered to William The Conqueror in 1066. The Rex cinema is a wonderful example of ornate art deco, originally opened in 1938 but closed in 1988 for major restoration to re-open in 2004 and still pulling in audiences today. Berkhamsted has a Norman castle, well worth a visit. It is near the train station and is mostly remains now but boasts a unique double moat. In the possession of English Heritage it is open all year. There are many walks in the area too. Ashlyns School is an impressive building, formerly a hospital. It’s chapel contains an organ once played by Handel. The Collegiate School was founded in 1541 with a celebrated author pupil, Graham Greene, whose father was also head teacher there. The town has what is thought to be the oldest shop in Britain, dating from about 1250. Allegedly a goldsmith’s but is now controversially an estate agent. The parish church of St Peter hails from the 13th century and is open to visitors daily. There is a weekly market still held on Saturdays, for which there is ample parking in Berkhamsted.


Cresswell Cadenhead & Co Ltd
Griffiths Preston Chartered Accountants
Harris & Company
Rickaby & Co


Association of Exhibition Organisers
British Lubricants Federation


Ashridge Estate
Berkhamsted Castle


Yoga - Yoga for Pregnancy

Conference Centre



Dr Aitchison EI
Dr Pride AJ
Manor Street Surgery

Golf Club


Health and Fitness Club

Fitness First Berkhamsted
Gorgeous Beauty


Kings Arms Hotel


Berkhamstead Country Market

Performing Arts

Dinky Dancers

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Bridgewater Arms
Crooked Billett
Goat Inn
Martins Pond
Old Mill (The)
Rising Sun


Bridgewater Arms
Gatsby (The)
Martins Pond
New Akash
Old Mill (The)


Berkhamsted School
Egerton-Rothesay School Limited
Haresfoot Preparatory School


A F Barker
Austins Penny & Thorne

Barker A F & Co
J W Godfrey & Co


Berkhamstead Cab Services
Choice Cars
Gates D A


Clarke & Marshall

Sports Clubs

Berkhamstead Town (Amateur Football)
Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead (Men's Hockey)
Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead (Women's Hockey)
Berkhamsted CC (Cricket)
Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club (Tennis)
Berkhamsted VC (Volleyball)


Dog & Bone
Cook's Delight
H H Dickman & Son
Adams Opticians

Vicki Beth Shoes Ltd
Majestic Wine
Pretty Arty
The Attic Cafe
Yeovil Cafe
Bell Caffe
Petes Poppies
Berkeley Gallery
Zebra Clothing & Gifts
Number Twenty
Temptation Gifts
Munns Eggs & Potatoes
Woods of Berkhamsted
Trio Hairdressing
Kitchen Plus
Stationery Company (The)
Bailey & Sons
Hair Beauty and Nails

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Kings Arms Hotel (0.07 miles)

Kings Arms Hotel

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A 17th-century former coaching inn, this privately owned and passionately run boutique hotel is a place where old meets new, with stylish, contemporary accommodation blending seamlessly with historic charm. Surrounded by the ... More

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The Pennyfarthing Hotel (0.19 miles)

The Pennyfarthing Hotel

The Pennyfarthing Hotel occupies pride of place in Berkhamsted's lovely old High Street with the picturesque Grand Union Canal running adjacent to the car park at the rear of the Hotel.All rooms are ensuite and ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead West (1.98 miles)

Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead West

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Hemel Hempstead Premier Travel Inn is a well appointed hotel for excellent transport links to London and the South East. Excellent value accomodation with superb on site restaurant for breakfast and ... More | visit website

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Best Western The Watermill (2.23 miles)

Best Western The Watermill

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Built around an old flourmill, on the banks of the River Bulbourne, the hotel offers comfortable and relaxing surroundings, free parking and free wireless broadband internet access. In the heart of the ... More

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Bobsleigh Hotel (2.67 miles)

Bobsleigh Hotel

The Bobsleigh is set amongst skilfully landscaped gardens in the Chiltern countryside. This historic hotel provides an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire as well as Bedfordshire and central London is ... More | visit website

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Champneys Health Resort (2.77 miles)

Champneys Health Resort
There are few places in the world like Champneys Tring Health Resort. Steeped in history, this elegant English stately home was opened as a health farm spa in 1925 by the celebrated naturopath Stanley Lief, ... More | visit website
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Boxmoor Lodge Hotel (3.13 miles)

Boxmoor Lodge Hotel

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Boxmoor Lodge Hotel is located just off junction 20 of the M25 and is probably Hertfordshire’s best kept secret for the discerning visitor looking for peace and tranquillity after a ... More

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Rangers Cottage (3.77 miles)

Rangers Cottage

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Set high in the Chiltern Hills, in a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', Rangers Cottage has lovely views over open countryside and Woodland Trust land. The house was built ... More

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Olde Kings Arms (3.95 miles)

Olde Kings Arms

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This attractively restored 16th century coaching inn offers comfortable air conditioned accommodation in 8 well-appointed executive rooms, all with luxury en suite bathrooms with extra large powerful showers. In the old town ... More

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Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead Central (3.98 miles)

Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is near to Maylands Avenue industrial estate. Ideally located within easy reach of the M1 and M25. Whipsnade zoo is an attraction nearby. ... More | visit website

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