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About Hitchin

Hitchin is a historic market town in Hertfordshire, characterized by its medieval and Georgian architecture. It has a vibrant market square, a variety of pubs, and the picturesque Hitchin Lavender fields in the surrounding countryside.

Hitchin has a rich history dating back to at least the 7th century. Its historic market, which still takes place today, has been a focal point for centuries.
The town's market square is surrounded by historic buildings and is a bustling center for shopping and socializing. The market, held on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, offers a variety of goods, including fresh produce, clothing, and antiques.

Hitchin Lavender is a popular attraction on the outskirts of the town. Visitors can explore lavender fields, enjoy the vibrant colors, and even pick their own lavender during the blooming season. Hitchin is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and there are several walking trails that lead to scenic areas, including Oughtonhead Common and the Hiz Valley.

The River Hiz runs through Hitchin, adding to the town's charm. Riverside walks and green spaces along the river provide a peaceful escape.
Hitchin's combination of historic architecture, a thriving market, and proximity to natural attractions make it an appealing destination for those looking to explore a lesser-known but delightful part of Hertfordshire.

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Baldock High St, Hertfordshire

Baldock (5 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction NE of Hitchin)

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Church near Ashwell

Ashwell (30 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(8.4 miles, 13.5 km, direction NE of Hitchin)

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Old Warden, Bedfordshire

Old Warden (23 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Bedfordshire

(9.2 miles, 14.9 km, direction N of Hitchin)

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In a wood in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Wheathampstead (5 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(9.5 miles, 15.4 km, direction S of Hitchin)

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Welwyn Garden City (16 Pictures) in the county of Hertfordshire

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction S of Hitchin)

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Fairlands Valley Park (9 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction SE)

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Knebworth House (6 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction SE)

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(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction SW)

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Wrest Park House and Gardens (70 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction NW)

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Cainhoe Castle (2 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction NW)

The remains of a late 11th or early 12th century motte and bailey castle with three baileys. Cainhoe castle was probably occupied.....

Sunset in April at Rowney Warren, Nr Chicksands, Shefford, Beds

Rowney Warren (1 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction NW)

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