Attractions and Places to Visit in Watford
Watford is a rapidly developing town in the south East of England. It boasts a wide variety of family friendly heritage sites, parks, museums and sporting stadiums. Visitors can also look forward to visiting the high quality restaurants, shopping centres and cultural entertainment venues.
Those of you with a developed interest in local history are encouraged to begin with a tour of the Watford museum. This fascinating heritage centre contains a range of exhibits from the Cassiobury estate and Watford football club. It's also possible to view a selection of North European oil paintings which were contributed by Edward Thomas Burr during the mid-20th century. Alternatively you could view the fascinating collection of historic artefacts and fine artworks in the Bushey museum.
There'll be numerous opportunities to enjoy retail therapy during short breaks in Watford. You could take a look around the major shops in the Harlequin retail centre. Alternatively you may enjoy a bargain hunt at Watford's traditional indoor market. You might stop off at one of the local cafes for some much needed refreshment or spa treatment centres for an ultimately relaxing massage.
You can take your choice from a wide variety of evening entertainments in Watford. Those of you with a passion for sports should visit the impressive Vicarage Road stadium and watch an exciting game of football. Then try some of the delicious cuisine at one of Watford's fine dining establishments.
The name Cassiobury has had various spellings over time. It is derived from 'Caegshoe', which is believed to be the combination of 'caeg', a person's name, and 'hoe', meaning a spur of land.
Chenies Manor House
This historic and enchanting Tudor Manor House Grade I listed building, with its Award Winning Gardens, is set in the charming estate village of Chenies in Buckinghamshire overlooking the Chess valley.
Leavesden Country Park
Leavesden Country Park covers an area of over 27 hectares and consists of walking/biking paths, a football pitch, wildlife areas, tennis courts, a children’s play area and an outdoor gym for adults.
Watford Palace Theatre
The Watford Palace Theatre is the only producing theatre in Hertfordshire. It presents world premières, dance, family shows and an annual traditional pantomime. Situated just off the High Street...
Warner Bros. Studios
Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden is an 80-hectare studio complex in Leavesden in Hertfordshire, in southeast England. Formerly known as Leavesden Film Studios and still colloquially known...
Watford Museum, housed in a former brewery building on the Lower High Street, is home to a collection of fine art and sculpture which includes works by J. M. W. Turner, Sir Joshua Reynolds...