Hemel Hempstead has much for visitors to enjoy. You will find a whole lot of things to do here in Hemel Hempstead.

From world class extreme sports facilities to areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Hemel Hempstead is located in the borough of Dacorum in West Hertfordshire to the north of London, Dacorum embraces the new town of Hemel Hempstead, the historic market towns of Berkhamsted and Tring as well as picturesque villages and rural locations.

With its mix of well-known attractions and hidden treasures Hemel Hempstead is a great place to discover - whether you want to explore and escape or relax and unwind you will find all you need for a perfect stay.


XC, Hemel Hempstead

Adrenaline is at the core of XC.  This world class facility boasts an impressive skate park, a 14m climbing wall, one o the world's largest organic indoor caving systems, bouldering and a challenging high ropes course.  Parties and corporate packages are also available - so there really is something for everyone!

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The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

The UK's newest snow sports destination has perfect snow conditions all year round and the country's largest indoor lesson slope. Visit the Schuss Bar for a hot drink to complete your alpine experience.

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Quasar, Hemel Hempstead

Here at Quasar Hemel Hempstead we boast the world’s only multi theme Quasar laser tag arena. With one large laser tag arena split into five different zones, you will explore them all in an exciting game of Quasar. Come along and join the fun. Whether it be for a children's birthday party, group booking or just a few friends that want to zap each other, we have the answer.

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Empire Cinema, Hemel Hempstead

Empire is very much a local multiplex where we put customers at the heart of the visit with a view to helping you relax and escape reality for a few hours. We believe in offering the best value in the area too to help ease the burden on your pocket!

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Frogmore Paper Mill, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead

Frogmore Paper Mill is the world's oldest mechanised paper mill. In 1803 Paper's Industrial Revolution started here when the first "Fourdrinier" paper machine was installed and operated at the mill. Today, paper is still produced commercially, but the mill is now run by a charity as a visitor centre where you can see paper being made, make your own paper by hand as well as learning about printing and many other paper arts and crafts.

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The Charter Tower & Gardens, Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead

The site of this early Bury Manor House is now marked by the walled garden in Gadebridge Park. The so-called "Charter Tower" is all that remains of a later Bury, built by Richard Combe at the end of the 16th Century.

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St Mary's Church, Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead

The building of this Norman church began in 1140 and took 40 years to complete. it's 200ft spire is said to be the highest in Hertfordshire and contains eight bells that are beautifully rung by Hertfordshire Champion bell ringers. Plan your visit around rehearsals, listen to the bells and admire your surroundings.

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Market House and Old Town Hall

There was a Market House, Butler Market and Butchers Shambles on this site in the17th – 18th centuries.  There was a disastrous fire there in 1749 and by the 1850s a new building for the large corn and straw plait markets was urgently needed.  In 1852, the Bailiwick built a New Town Hall, now known as “The Old Town Hall” the lower, arcaded part was for the corn market.  It has since been the scene of many ceremonial events, including a parade to celebrate the Charter, when Queen Victoria granted Hemel Hempstead its “Borough! Status in 1989.  The building is now used as a performance space for small theatre companies and as an art gallery.

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Dacorum Arts Partnership

Dacorums Arts Partnership

Dacorum Arts Partnership working with our partners to shape the future of the Arts in Dacorum.  At DAP we work to champion the Arts in Dacorum.  Emphasising their value, contribution and importance to the social, cultural and economic life of the borough, we serve as a consultation group and contact point for collaborative, cross cultural or combined arts and leisure activities.

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Ashridge Estate, Ashridge

5000 acres of countryside designated both a SSSI and an AONB with miles of footpaths to guide you through ancient woodland, open parkland, and chalk downland. Relax and unwind in idyllic picnic sports, sample freshly made food at the Brownlows Cafe or indulge some retail therapy at the National Trust Shop.

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The Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal is Britain's longest, the trunk route of the canals, linking London to Birmingham passing through rolling Countryside, industrious towns peaceful villages.

Little Hay Golf Complex, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead

Set in the rolling Chiltern Hills, Little Hay Golf Complex boasts picturesque panoramic views.  Everyone is welcome as you don’t need to be a member, or even have a handicap to play the stunning 18 hole course.  What’s more there is also a pitch and putt course and driving range available!

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From days out to weekend short breaks, Hemel Hempstead offers an array of accommodation types to suite every visitor, family friendly to couples and groups. The breadth of accommodation varies from the Manor Houses of Shendish to country pubs with bed and breakfast and essential town hotels.
Shendish Manor Hotel, Hemel Hempstead

Shendish Manor is a splendid Manor house in 160 acres of idyllic Hertfordshire's countryside, with excellent road/rail links. The well-appointed 70 bedrooms have every modern facility required. Conference and Banqueting facilities for 2 - 450. An 18 hole golf course. The Orangery Restaurant offers first class dining experiences.

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Boxmoor Lodge, Hemel Hempstead

Boxmoor Lodge is a privately owned hotel, and we pride ourselves on making sure you are looked after and that your individual needs are catered for. We firmly believe that the personal touch and attention to detail is what keeps people coming back time again. After enjoying our tranquil surroundings, relax in our stylish lounge bar where our friendly and courteous staff are on hand to serve that well-earned drink at the end of a long day.

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Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead M1 - J8
Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead M1 - J8

Enjoy the accessible location and good value of the sophisticated Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct 8 hotel. The modern Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead is 300 meters from junction 8 of the M1 motorway, in a rural setting. We're 10 miles from international flights at London Airport and we have plenty of complimentary parking. Hemel Hempstead rail station is 4 miles away in the town centre, and trains run directly to central London in 30 minutes. Your meeting at Maylands Avenue Business Park is only 1mile away and companies in Breakspear Park are opposite the hotel.

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Abode Bed & Continental, Hemel Hempstead

Abode Bed & Continental offers unique, comfortable and spacious one and two bedroom apartments in the heart of Hemel Hempstead town centre. Self-Catering accommodation, with the added benefits of house-keeping services and secure on-site parking. The perfect choice for business of leisure travellers, providing a real home from home experience.

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Travelodge Hemel Hempstead Gateway

Positioned just from J8 of the M1, only 1.5miles from Hemel Hempstead train station and 10 miles from Luton airport. The Hemel Hempstead Gateway Hotel is an ideal option for visitors seeking accommodation close to good transport link.

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The Premier Inn Central, Hemel Hempstead

ideally situated to both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is near to Maylands Avenue industrial estate. Ideally located within easy reach of the M1 and M25. Whipsnade Zoo is an attraction nearby. Conveniently located for Hemel Hempstead you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes.

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Fir Trees, Bovingdon
Fir Trees, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead

The hidden gem of Bovingdon. Bespoke B&B with exquisite International Fine Dining in the Evening. Luxurious en-suite accommodation in woodland setting tranquil surroundings. Excellent value. We will surpass your every expectation.

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Apsely, Hemel Hempstead

Welcome to our Holiday Inn Express hotel in Hemel Hempstead - a budget friendly base for visiting South East England and London. Our Hemel Hempstead hotel combines affordable modern bedrooms with great quality service all in relaxed surroundings. We offer 116 comfortable en-suite guestrooms, a great room lunge with licensed bar, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

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The Bobsleigh Hotel, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead

Set in the supreme rural location of Bovingdon, by the Chiltern Hills, this beautiful country hotel offers London without the city price. The Bobsleigh hotel in Hemel Hempstead is 25 minutes by train from the shops, restaurants and theatres of the capital. You have plenty of reasons to stay local too, with our AA Rosette restaurant and renowned attractions such as Whipsnade Zoo nearby. Our landscaped gardens achieve a "cottage feel" and some rooms boast four - poster beds and spa baths; ideal for a romantic break. The Bobsleigh Hotel is also an excellent business and family destination within easy access of the M1 and M25 motorways. Hold your next conference here, a short journey from Heathrow and Luton airports. Conveniently idyllic for your dream romantic wedding too.

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Aubrey Park Hotel, Outskirts of Hemel Hempstead

With its recently completed £5million refurbishment, the Aubrey Park makes a peaceful retreat for those travelling to Hemel Hempstead and St Albans on business or leisure and is the prefect Hertfordshire Wedding and Events venue.
Formerly trading as the Ramada Hemel Hempstead, the hotel has recently been acquired by Icon hotels who have decided to make the hotel independent and restore the original name “The Aubrey Park Hotel". The hotel is conveniently located near J9 at the M1 motorway on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead, close to St Albans (5miles) and London Luton Airport (9 miles).

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