Old Gorhambury House

Old Gorhambury House

Hertfordshire
Old Gorhambury House in St Albans is most well-known for being the home of Sir Francis Bacon, politician and philosopher of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. It is now a ruin, lying in the grounds the new Gorhambury House, the current home of the Earl of Verulam. (more…)
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Scott’s Grotto

Scott’s Grotto

Hertfordshire
The poet and writer John Scott built this grotto in the grounds of his house in Ware, in the 18th century. It was nearly lost forever in the 1960s, but luckily it was saved by the local council. (more…)
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Shaw’s Corner

Shaw’s Corner

Hertfordshire
Shaw's Corner near Welwyn was the home of super-famous playwright George Bernard Shaw. The passionate campaigner for social equality gave his home to the National Trust in 1944, but continued to live there until his death in 1950. (more…)
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Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Roman Baths

Hertfordshire
The ruins of this villa built in the 3rd century lie underneath the A1(M), protected by a steel vault. Here, you can see the remains of a bath house, which is only a fraction of the ruins first discovered in the 1960s. (more…)
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Sopwell Ruins

Sopwell Ruins

Hertfordshire
Also known as Sopwell Priory, or Sopwell Nunnery, these ruins are actually the remains of Lee Hall, a Tudor mansion built on the foundations of an earlier medieval priory. (more…)
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Knebworth House

Hertfordshire
Knebworth House has been in the Lytton family since 1490, and one of it's residence was the famous author Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Now, Knebworth is famous for its music concerts. (more…)
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Henry Moore Studios and Gardens

Hertfordshire
Henry Moore was an important artist of the 20th century, know particularly for his sculptures. Hoglands was his home from 1940 onwards, and it is here, in the house and grounds, you can gain an insight into the artist. (more…)
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