image for Town item typeHarpenden

Town

Address

Town Centre,
Harpenden,
Hertfordshire,
UK

Details

Harpenden has a large common on one side and a park on the other. The attractive High Street is lined with trees, and is home to a selection of small specialist shops. Interesting restaurants and a wide choice of pubs suit all palates and pockets.

The town was once an agricultural settlement, but grew in size with the extension of the railway. Harpenden Common with its ponds and nature trail stretches for over a mile, and is well used by lovers of cricket, golf and walking. In the summer, the nearby Rothamsted Park hosts the Harpenden Highland Gathering.

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Map reference: TL 134141  Lat: 51.81483 Long: -0.35603