Welcome to
Discover Hertford

Hertford is a historic market town 20 miles north of London in the East Hertfordshire countryside, an area often regarded as one of the most desirable in the UK. With a population of 29,000, the town features excellent schools and a healthy economy. The town dates back to the 10th Century and lies at the confluence of four rivers.

Local News

The news service has moved to a new home at about HERTFORD, where you can find news, features and analysis.


We have a large selection of galleries covering local events and aspects of the town including leisure, housing and history

Bircherley Green

The project to regenerate Bircherley Green shopping centre was restarted in 2020 after the site was acquired by Chase New Homes.

Local Issues

Get the background on some of the issues facing the town.

Local Government

Hertford and surrounding areas are governed by three local authorities.


Hertford features a wide array of independent outlets in the town centre and beyond.


Visit our History section and get to know the history of Hertford.




Secondary Schools


Railway Stations



We also have low crime, high employment & above-average educational achievement.