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The town of Harpenden is a beautiful destination located in the county of Hertfordshire. Evidence of settlements from the Roman ear has been discovered in the region although until the 13th century, the area was predominantly wood-land. The town underwent a radical change in the early 1800s, when the first railway was opened in the area. In time, the woodlands gave way to residential districts and the town grew to have a bustling local economy. Numerous places of interest can be found in Harpenden. The more popular landmarks are Rothampsted Manor and Park, St Nicholas Church and the Batford Springs Natural Reserve.
There are numerous software developing companies in Harpenden including Ensoft, Ardent and 1View. Other businesses that have serviced offices in the region include marketing consultants, tour operators, catalogue designers, insurance agencies and accountants. Barber shops, cafes, pubs, book stores and fashion retailers can be found in the town centre.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Harpenden Tennis Club provides excellent leisure facilities in the vicinity. In addition to playing at any one of the 17 courts, you can also participate in the varied activities that the club organises throughout the year. The White Horse and Inn on the Green are superb pubs. Bar Azita serves barbeque and Spanish fare at an affordable rate. If you’re in the mood for some Mediterranean cuisine, Okka Cafe Eatery is the place to be. That Little Place is an independent restaurant in the heart of Harpenden that also brews its own beers.
Harpenden is the main station in the area, providing access to train services operated by First Capital Connect. Direct trains run to Luton Airport Parkway and St Pancras regularly throughout the week. Gatwick Airport can also be reached through scheduled train services. Buses are the most convenient way to get around town, which can easily be traversed on foot too.