What constitutes a great town?  The answers could include components such as a friendly and active community, good schools and public amenities, leisure and recreational facilities and a pleasing and safe environment, these may be top of the list. Great transport link, convenient and exciting shopping areas, a wealth of clubs and societies, interesting and historical architecture and beautiful surrounding countryside may also feature as important factors. Throw in a river or two, a common, a castle and an island and the town is imbued with assets that make it special. To find a town that boasts all of these assets you need look no further than Hertford.

Hertford is a delightful mixture of old streets and wide public places whilst being a thriving contemporary town with many independent shops and businesses. It has a lively café culture, a great selection of pubs and restaurants, a theatre, cinema and music venues.

Transport links and a proximity to London, Harlow and Stevenage make commuting from Hertford a viable option. Both Stansted and Luton airports are within easy reach. There is a very good selection of primary and secondary schools in Hertford which really has something to offer everyone no matter what their age.

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