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Heartwood Forest

Sandridge, St Albans AL4 9DQ, UK

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About Heartwood Forest

Heartwood Forest is an extraordinary and special place that has transformed a vast area of former farmland in London’s greenbelt.  It is home to over half a million new saplings, stunning ancient woodland, a native arboretum and a community orchard. Incredibly, it takes just 12 years to turn bare land into flourishing native woodland, complete with a diverse range of wildlife and towering trees.



Attractions near Heartwood Forest

The Clock Tower4.64km from Heartwood Forest

St Albans' Clock Tower is the only surviving medieval town belfry in England and is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.  the tower had a mechanical clock, which would have been a very rare and expensive piece of machinery at the time. The Clock Tower is 19.6 metres (64 ft) high, and has 5 floors including the roof.

St Albans Cathedral is the Shrine to Britain's first saint, is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. The building’s amazing mixture of architectural styles bears witness to the many centuries of its life, first as a monastic Abbey and now as a Cathedral. The church, although legally a cathedral, differs in certain ways from most of the other cathedrals in England. It is also used as a parish church, of which the Dean is rector. He has the same powers, responsibilities, and

Rothamsted Park5.1km from Heartwood Forest

Rothamsted Park is a huge 56-acre public park adjacent to the world-famous Rothamsted Experimental Research Centre, which includes a sports centre, a paddling pool and an indoor swimming pool, the park is much loved for its wide-open spaces which provide opportunities for walking and relaxation.  There is also a popular children’s play area and the District’s only purpose-built skateboard Park.

Verulamium Museum5.15km from Heartwood Forest

One of the beautiful museums which were filled with ancient treasures and some of the finest mosaics outside of the Mediterranean. You can explore the wonders of Roman life, immerse yourself in recreated Roman rooms and admire the craftsmanship of the intricate large-scale mosaics on display.  A large portion of the Roman city remains unexcavated, being now park and agricultural land, though much has been built upon.

Roman Theatre of Verulamium5.16km from Heartwood Forest

The Roman Theatre of Verulamium was built in about 140AD it is the only example of its kind in Britain, being a theatre with a stage rather than an Amphitheatre. Initially, the arena would have been used for anything from religious processions and dancing, to wrestling, armed combat and wild beast shows. The theatre differs from the typical Roman theatre in being built on a site that is only slightly sloping, and in its plan.

Verulamium Park5.31km from Heartwood Forest

Verulamium Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities.  The Park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands. The City walls and outline of the London Gate can still be seen. Verulamium Museum displays hundreds of remarkable objects that have been excavated from the ground. A main feature of the Park is the ornamental lake.

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Bedfordshire is not only a wonderful county to live in, but also to visit and enjoy with all the family. Bedfordshire is the ideal location for a day trip, especially from the neighbouring areas of London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. There is so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying longer, so be sure to make a list of all the places.