602 Hatfield to St. AlbansHatfield – St. Albans (bus continues to Watford)
Explore the entwined beauty of Hertfordshire's modern, upmarket town of Hatfield and the historical city of St Albans through the captivating 602 bus route, offering a blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and retail delights, including the University of Herts, The Galleria, tree-lined views, majestic architecture, charming coffee shops, and the stunning Abbey.
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St Albans is the only city in the United Kingdom to have had a popular vote in favour of becoming a national park. In 2019, the city conducted a local referendum to explore the possibility of transforming itself into a national park city, aiming to promote and protect its green spaces, biodiversity, and cultural heritage. Although the proposal did not ultimately lead to the city becoming a national park, it highlights St Albans' commitment to preserving its natural beauty and fostering a sustainable environment for its residents and visitors.
Two bastions of Hertfordshire, one a modern, upmarket town, a haven for shoppers is entwined with the magnificent, historical, small city of St Albans, by this great bus route. History, culture and natural beauty, there’s treats aplenty for folk!
The 602 winds its way through Hatfield before landing at The Forum, which is the epicentre for the hugely popular University of Herts and then onwards to The Galleria and its many boutique shops and designer outfits.
It’s an ever-changing landscape and that’s the real attraction of this interesting route. Retail hustle and bustle gives way very quickly to more soporific Hertfordshire charm, tree-lined views and pastures as the bus moves towards St. Albans, through Oaklands and the more built up Fleetville. St Albans beckons, first the railway station and with the lovely Clarence Park closeby and then fascinating majestic architecture in the centre, the lovely clock tower, coffee shops and the stunning Abbey in the background.
A Fab Day Out!
There’s plenty to see and do in Hatfield even before boarding the bus! Explore the rich history and stunning architecture of Hatfield House, an exquisite Jacobean mansion and gardens. Discover the fascinating exhibits at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, showcasing the heritage of aviation. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque grounds of Hatfield Park, with its serene landscapes and scenic walking trails. Visit the charming Hatfield Market, bustling with vendors offering fresh produce, crafts, and more. Immerse yourself in the local arts scene at the University of Hertfordshire’s Art and Design Gallery. Hatfield provides a delightful blend of history, nature, and cultural experiences.
Then on-board the bus to St. Albans, where so many delights await. It’s a charming city that offers a plethora of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Begin by exploring the grandeur of St. Albans Cathedral, an architectural marvel with a rich history and stunning medieval features. Take a leisurely stroll along Verulamium Park, which surrounds the remains of the ancient Roman city, and enjoy its picturesque lake and tranquil ambiance. Immerse yourself in history at the Verulamium Museum, where you can discover fascinating artifacts and learn about Roman life. Explore the vibrant streets of the city center, filled with boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants, and visit the historic Clock Tower, a landmark that dates back to the 15th century. For nature lovers, the Gorhambury Estate offers beautiful gardens and peaceful woodland walks. Catch a show or performance at the Alban Arena, a popular venue for concerts, theater, and comedy. St. Albans also hosts a bustling market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you can browse for unique crafts, fresh produce, and more.
Gateway to the 602
By rail on Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) from Sussex, Surrey and Central London to Hatfield or from Scotland, the North East and Midlands, changing at Peterborough.