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Harlow town guide

The town of Harlow is located on the border of the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire, about 25 miles north east of the centre of London and less than 40 south of Cambridge. The area has been settled from prehistoric times. In 1947 Harlow was designated as one of 8 post WWll New Towns to be built to cater for Londoners displaced by the destruction of the bombing and the slum clearances of the time.

Despite this rapid development it is still possible to find delightful earlier 17th and 18th century dwellings living in harmony alongside the modern housing developments. During the planning of Harlow it was decided to retain "green wedges" between neighbouring areas of housing so as to provide a more open feel to the town. Combined with the many parks and the proximity of beautiful open countryside these give the town a really pleasant atmosphere and contribute to the enjoyment of living there.

Harlow enjoys easy access to London's Stanstead Airport by hire car as it lies just 12 miles north of the town along the M11 Motorway. Harlow Town Station is a stopping point on the Stanstead Skytrain that links London's Liverpool Street Station directly with the airport Terminal.

The 164 acres Town Park is a lovely place to visit in any season with attractive landscapes, river walks, an adventure playground a children's paddling pool and Pets' Corner.

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