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Berkhamsted Visitor information

In the main part of the High Street you will find many shops to explore and plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes for you to dine in. 

Take a walk along the Grand Union Canal, a short-looped walk which runs from the top end of the high street to the ruins of the Berkhamsted Castle, and along the canal. Take some time to see the Ruins of the Castle, which is a popular attraction. 

Near the canal you will see it´s fields, a beautiful area to take a stroll and see the surroundings, and there is free parking nearby. 

For an alternative route to take a stroll, you can head to the Ashridge Estate and wander its 5,000 acres of woodland and see a variety of wildlife and countryside. There is a café by the Visitor Centre as well as toilets and you can also admire the beautiful architecture of the Ashridge house. 

Travel 

Most sights in Berkhamsted are within walking distance in the town. It is easiest to travel by car and there is parking in the town close by. 

There is a local bus service and train service available to help you get around Berkhamsted and nearby areas. There are trains from London Euston to Berkhamsted which run every 15 minutes taking around 40 minutes, and less frequent trains to Birmingham, Northampton and Croydon. 

There is also a Taxi office next to the train station so you can easily get around from there. 

History of Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted is a historic market town in Hertfordshire surrounded by countryside, northwest of London. 

The town is where William the Conqueror, became the Conqueror in 1066. 

In the 11th Century the Berkhamsted Castle was built to obtain control of the key route between the Midlands and London during the period of the Norman Conquest. After many years of development, the castle became unfashionable and fell into decline in the late 15th century, and by the 16th century it was in ruins and not suitable for any Royal purpose.  The stone from the Castle was taken to build buildings and houses in the town. 

Between the 12th to 15th centuries the town continued to develop and was recognized as a town in a royal charter by 1156. 

In the 16th Century the town had fallen into decline following the death of the duchess of York and the abandonment of the castle. Over the years the town was developed further, and the population had grown from 545 to around 1075 between 1563 and 1690. 

By the 19th Century the development of the town had increased and with its thriving market it became a major town in the area and the population had grown to 4,485 by 1887 and continued to increase.

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