Watford town guide
Watford, the largest town in Hertfordshire, stands on the River Colne. It has long been an important railway junction on the important West Coast Main Line from London to the North West and Scotland. In later years new motorways have been built close to Watford. The M1 and the M25 provide good connections in all directions.
The High Street has recently been redesigned to provide a high quality environment for the shopper, together with the Harlequin Centre all that the shopper could desire is available here.
Well worth a visit is Watford Museum. It is housed in the former offices of Benskin's Brewery, with interesting displays of local history and industry. The Goal-Den years tells the story of the local Football Team - its most noted supporter being Elton John, the singer.
A little way out of Watford stands Cassiobury House, the home of the Earls of Essex. The house is now open to the public and has a fine museum and art gallery containing many fine portraits of the Essex family.
Cassiobury Park is traversed by the Grand Union canal. This provides a quiet and tranquil route for the walker to reach the house from Watford.
By venturing a little further out, perhaps by hire car, the visitor can enjoy the delights of St Albans with its magnificent Abbey and Roman History. For those interested in the British film industry, Pinewood Studios is at nearby Elstree.