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Mini guide to Letchworth


Known as England's first 'Garden City', Letchworth is an attractive town that was established in 1903 and is situated in Hertfordshire, a short distance northeast of Luton and not far from London. The Garden City project was initiated in order to create a harmonious environment for residential and commercial townspeople.

Founded in 1914, the Letchworth Museum and Gallery houses permanent archaeology exhibits from the area and displays of the region's wildlife shown against natural backdrops. Highlights of the archeological exhibits are an Iron Age chieftain's burial reconstruction and displays of various Roman and Celtic artifacts. A series of temporary art exhibitions, which change monthly and include paintings, photography, sculpture and crafts, are housed in the Mezzanine Gallery and Art Gallery sections of the museum.

Also of interest in Letchworth is the First Garden City Heritage Museum, which traces the history of the area and documents the life and work of Ebeneezer Howard, a social reformer who believed that many urban problems could be solved by introducing the beauty and charm of the countryside into towns and cities. He founded the Garden City movement in 1899, which led to the development of Letchworth in 1903. The museum is housed in the former offices of the city's original architects.

Located amid a scenic rural setting, the region offers excellent opportunities for hiking, bird watching and picnicking. Nearby attractions include the riverside town of Hitchin, the settlement of Lower Stondon and the town of Stevenage, all of which contain interesting museums with exhibits relating to the history and culture of the region.

Letchworth is located within easy driving distance of London and travel by car, coach and train is made easy by the excellent network of road and rail connections in the region. The closest airport is at Luton, which offers regular flights to UK and European destinations. London's Heathrow and Gatwick international airports are also within driving distance of Letchworth.

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