Explore Hertford Castle’s grounds on guided walk

02 September, 2020 - 12:12
Hertford Castle. Picture: supplied by Hertford Town Council

Hertford Castle. Picture: supplied by Hertford Town Council

Hertford Town Council

Explore historic Hertford Castle’s grounds on a free guided walk.

Hertford Castle. Picture: supplied by Hertford Town CouncilHertford Castle. Picture: supplied by Hertford Town Council

Founded by William the Conqueror, besieged in the reign of King John, and a favoured royal residence of Elizabeth I, it’s fair to say Hertford Castle is steeped in history.

You can discover more about the fortress that became a royal palace at free guided walks of the castle grounds later this month.

Taking place on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, at 11am and 2pm, the tours last an hour and tell the story of the castle and how it shaped the county town.

The informative walk will looks at the remains of the impressive castle wall and the Gatehouse, an important and early example of brick building that foreshadowed later, more famous examples.

Hertford Castle walls. Picture: Hertford Town CouncilHertford Castle walls. Picture: Hertford Town Council

The tour will follow Government guidelines on social distancing and due to COVID-19 it will not be possible to visit the interior of the Gatehouse.

There are limited numbers and tickets must be pre-booked.

Visit gohertford.co.uk for more details.

Hertford Castle. Picture: Hertford Town CouncilHertford Castle. Picture: Hertford Town Council

Hertford Castle walls. Picture: Hertford Town CouncilHertford Castle walls. Picture: Hertford Town Council


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