Villages in Hertfordshire: 10 of the prettiest places to visit

PUBLISHED: 09:46 08 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:50 15 March 2016

Cottages in Tring

Cottages in Tring


Check out our guide to some of the prettiest, most quaint and all round best villages in Hertfordshire

Colney Heath

The large village of Colney Heath is a traditional place with a true village atmosphere. There is even a quaint windmill now converted and being used as a house.


Preston, home to around 300 people, is a wonderful example of a pretty Hertfordshire village although it’s not without its share of history. With buildings including the supposedly haunted ruined Minsden Chapel and also the site of the Princess Helena College, there is a lot to be seen here.


The village of Braughing is famous for the Braughing Pork Sausage originally made in 1954, the recipe remaining unchanged since that time. This charming village has lots of character.


Located in beautiful rural Hertfordshire is the village of Cottered, a quaint and quintessentially British village with a strong community feel.

Kings Langley

The village of Kings Langley has a rich history that is waiting to be explored with everything that a classic village needs including a traditional pub.


Imagine thatched rooves and church bells ringing in a country village and you may be picturing the lovely Barkway. With a population of just over 650, you can round off a peaceful country stroll with a pint at the Tally Ho, the local pub.

Croxley Green

The cosy village of Croxley Green has everything that a traditional village should: a green where children play surrounded by old buildings, a yearly village fair including a Maypole dancing session and a few traditional local pubs to keep the locals entertained.


Bovingdon village with cosy pubs and churches and a community feeling to it has been home to interesting characters including the Olympic bobsleigh champion Tony Nash and is located next to a disused World War II airfield that has been used as a location for several films.


The historic village of Redbourn has won many Village of the Year awards throughout the years and it isn’t hard to see why: with gorgeous houses and a rich history, there are also many tourist attractions nearby such as the Redbourn Village Museum (house in a Grade II listed silk mill house) and just one mile from the site of the Hertfordshire County Show.

St Ippolyts

Located just south of Hitchin is the small parish village of St Ippolyts. With timber houses and rickety buildings galore this village is steeped in history.

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