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    One of Hertfordshire's historic affluent villages, Berkhamsted is a desirable location for professional London commuters. In addition to the railway station there are good road links leading to the A41, M25 and access to London, (Aylesbury just 13 miles away).

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    Canal side walks

    The High Street offers a good selection of essential shops in addition to high quality lifestyle outlets. There are several pubs, cafes, restaurants, the inevitable estate agents. A small high street supermarket and a larger quality supermarket supply essential household requirement. The Art Deco cinema is always booked far in advance.

    Architecturally, it is a mix of old and new with well-preserved period buildings side by side with modern constructions. Some of the notable older buildings include the impressive Berkhamsted Public School founded in the 16th century, the Church of St Peter's which hails back to Norman times and characterful canal-side pubs.


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    Totem Pole near Station

    There is a farmer's market on Saturday's selling quality local produce. Colourful canal boats line parts of the Grand Union Canal that flows through Berkhamsted. The canal path is a popular place to walk, feed ducks, and to stop for a meal at one of the pubs. The ducks provide endless amusement in all weathers; skating on the ice in winter or taking a stroll down the High Street.

    The roads of small cottages and terraced houses were not originally designed for high levels of car ownership with occasional resulting congestion but it continues to be a desirable place to live with high demand for cottages, houses and flats. The nearby towns of Hemel Hempstead and Watford offer excellent shopping facilities. The designer outlet of Hatfield Galleria is a short drive away for bargain hunting.

    St. Peter's Church

    The Ashridge Estate with stunning bluebell woods is a good place to visit in early May. Popular villages like Aldbury with village green, ancient stocks and duck pond, plus Good Food pub are popular for Sunday days out. English country life continues with traditional fetes and book fairs.

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