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Mini guide to Hitchin


Set in picturesque Hertfordshire, Hitchin is a market town with a history of over a thousand years. In 792 AD, King Offa of Mercia settled in the area and built a religious house which was to become Hitchin's parish church. With a rich medieval history and a backdrop of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Hitchin is a great destination for visitors seeking culture and tranquillity.

St Mary's Church in the centre of the town is a popular tourist attraction. The building, as seen today, was mainly built in the 14th and 15th centuries, but the remains of a Saxon church lie beneath the current church's nave. This well preserved medieval building is lucky to still be standing, having been at the centre of various ownership disputes.

Hitchin's market is an integral part of both the town's character and its tourist appeal. Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the market has a rich history and while the products for sale are largely modern, the atmosphere retains a distinct traditional charm.

There's no shortage of places to eat out in Hitchin, with choices such as Australian, Greek, Indian, Italian, Chinese and Scottish restaurants. For nightlife there's a range of pubs, modern bars and a handful of nightclubs. There are also two cinemas, three gyms, four swimming pools and three leisure centres.

For a trip out of the town, try nearby Stevenage, the first place in Britain to be classified as a 'new town'. While its modern town square is highly developed, it still contains many interesting examples of post war architecture and has recently been designated as a conservation area.

Hitchin can be accessed by taking the M1 motorway from London or the M25 from other destinations. Hitchin has its own railway station with connections from London -- a journey time of only 30 minutes. London's airports are the nearest international connections.

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