Historic buildings, a regal past and a thriving present mark out Hoddesdon as a lively community. The town grew on the route of the Roman Ermine Street, leading from London to Cambridge. In 1253, Henry III granted a weekly market and annual fair - and Hoddesdon became a centre of commerce.
By the 18th C. the town was an important coaching stop, with over 30 inns serving travellers - many still remain, including the White Swan and the Salisbury Arms. The notorious highwayman Dick Turpin was
a regular at the town's hostelries.
Nearby attractions include the Paradise Wildlife Park and the Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve.
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Town Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8
Map reference: TL 373090 Lat: 51.76313 Long: -0.01153