Touring Hertfordshire and further afield


Hertfordshire is located immediately to the north of Greater London and is part of the East of England Government Office Region. Much of the county is part of the London commuter belt. To the east of Hertfordshire is Essex, to the west is Buckinghamshire to the south west Windsor and Berkshire, and to the north are Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.



With so many places to visit in Berkshire, you can easily forget you're right on London’s doorstep. A wealth of towns, villages and countryside to explore make this county the perfect antidote to city life. To get the most out of your stay, start planning your days out in Berkshire here.

This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Windsor Castle, Eton college, Ascot Racecourse and Savill Garden are world famous attractions, all located in this wonderful county.


Buckinghamshire offers beautiful countryside, including the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the River Thames; excellent accommodation, from brilliant B&Bs to luxury hotels; fabulous food and shopping; a wealth of historic houses and glorious gardens; family friendly attractions and exciting activities and events.

Easily accessible from London and the South East, Buckinghamshire is the perfect day out and short break destination. 


There is always something to do in Bedfordshire – home to the biennial Bedford River Festival, the renowned Twinwood Festival, the vibrant Luton Carnival, the traditional Bedfordshire Country Show and the quirky Woburn Oyster Festival.


With beautiful countryside, lovely towns and cities to visit, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge and  Peterborough offers something for everyone.Come and discover charming views of the countryside and waterways, or experience wildlife up-close in some fantastic nature reserves.

The city of London

A major benefit of staying at The Watermill Hotel is its proximity to London. Hemel Hemptead  train station is easily accessible from the hotel and has regular trains running to main London stations. Escape the traffic and city centre congestion (and changes). You can visit London with a journey time of less than 30 minutes, so if you are intent on visitng London The Watermill hotel in Hemel Hempstead is a great budget hotel alternative.