341/641 Broxbourne – Hoddesdon – Hertford – HatfieldBroxbourne - Hoddesdon - Hertford - Hatfield
Experience the captivating blend of rural charm, enthralling history, and modernity on the 341/641 bus route across leafy Hertfordshire, showcasing landmarks like Hoddesdon Clock Tower, idyllic Hertford Heath, bustling Ware, vibrant Hertford's architectural mix, Hertingfordbury's charming cottages, Birch Green War Memorial, suburban Horns Hill, renowned Ginger Bar and Restaurant, historic Essendon Mill, and Hatfield's blend of history, upmarket shops, and vibrant university life.
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1 hour 32 minutes
Broxbourne Railway StationHow to get here
Hertford is home to the only remaining working Maltings in the United Kingdom. The McMullen's Brewery Maltings, located in the town, has been producing malted barley for brewing since 1827.
Winding its way across leafy Hertfordshire, the 341/641 bus blends rural charm with enthralling history and upbeat, modernity. It’s a rich tapestry of landscapes unfolding with every turn!
Departing from Broxbourne, the bus makes its way towards Hoddesdon Clock Tower, where the historic landmark stands tall, commanding attention. As the bus continues its route, the picturesque village of Hertford Heath comes into view, with its idyllic cottages and charming countryside surroundings. The College Arms, a traditional pub, welcomes passersby with its warm and inviting atmosphere.
Ware greets customers with its delightful blend of historic buildings and modern establishments. The town’s bustling high street beckons with its vibrant shops and cafes. As the bus passes through Pinehurst, the verdant trees and lush greenery create a serene backdrop, providing a momentary escape from the urban landscape.
Hertford beckons and mix of architectural styles, from Georgian townhouses to medieval structures is striking. Its vibrant town centre bustles with activity, showcasing a range of shops, eateries, and cultural attractions and the bus station is at the heart of the energy and vibe. Continuing on the journey, Hertingfordbury, near the White Horse Hotel, boasts charming cottages and a picturesque village setting.
The bus passes by the Birch Green War Memorial, a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by past generations before Horns Hill presents a glimpse of Hertford’s suburban area, with its neatly lined houses and well-manicured gardens.
Horns Hill is next and the bus stops opposite the renowned Ginger Bar and Restaurant which serves classic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. 6 minutes later and the bus is at Essendon Mill, a historic landmark, which evokes a sense of nostalgia with its traditional architecture and tranquil surroundings.
Finally, the bus arrives in Hatfield, which is known as a ‘new town’ but has more than a hint of history and certainly plenty of modern, upmarket boutique shops and vibrant student life at the hugely regarded University of Herts campus.
Gateway to the 341/641
By rail from London Liverpool Street or Tottenham Hale to Broxbourne. Tottenham Hale has direct and quick access to/from Central London on the Victoria line.
A Fab Day Out!
Starting at Broxbourne, customers can visit the scenic Broxbourne Riverside, which offers tranquil walks along the River Lea and the chance to spot local wildlife. Moving on to Hoddesdon, the iconic Hoddesdon Clock Tower stands proudly, inviting visitors to learn about the town’s history – so too the excellent Lowewood Museum.
Hertford Heath, a charming village, beckons with its idyllic surroundings. Here, one can enjoy leisurely strolls in the picturesque countryside or stop by The College Arms, a traditional pub known for its cozy atmosphere.
Ware, a vibrant town, boasts an array of attractions. The Ware Museum offers insights into the town’s rich heritage, while the Hertfordshire Lea Valley Nature Reserve presents an opportunity for nature enthusiasts to appreciate the local flora and fauna.
Back on the bus to Hertford and Hertford Castle, with its captivating architecture and beautiful gardens, invites exploration. The town centre showcases a delightful mix of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, perfect for a leisurely stroll.
The bus continues to its denouement in Hatfield and history buffs can explore the magnificent Hatfield House, a stunning Jacobean mansion with sprawling gardens. This historic site provides an opportunity to delve into the area’s rich heritage and admire the grandeur of the architecture.
Nature lovers can visit the charming Hatfield Park, encompassing vast green spaces, woodland areas, and picturesque walking trails. The park is perfect for leisurely strolls, picnics, or outdoor sports and activities.
For art and culture aficionados, the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Hertfordshire showcases an impressive collection of contemporary artwork. The campus also hosts various exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Shopping enthusiasts can indulge in retail therapy at the Galleria Outlet Shopping Centre, which offers a wide range of stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. It’s an ideal place to find great deals on designer brands. Hatfield also offers a diverse culinary scene, with an array of restaurants, cafes, and pubs serving delicious cuisine to suit all tastes!
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