Set in the CHILTERN HILLS, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Berkhamsted is a traditional English town with much of its heritage and charm well preserved; with a medieval castle and gothic town hall remaining prominent features of the community.
The high street runs parallel with Grand Union Canal and offers shops, restaurants and cafes side-by-side with beautiful river walks, picnic spots and canal-side pubs and bistros. You’ll find a variety of shops in the town centre ranging from quaint stores and boutiques to HIGH STREET BRANDS all catering for your everyday needs and shopping spree desires! A great choice of eateries can be found throughout the heart of Berkhamsted such as independent pubs and restaurants and popular favourites such as Pizza Express, Carluccio's, Zaza and Bill’s – there’s something for every occasion and everyone.
Sporting and leisure activities are well catered for in the Berkhamsted area with the SPORTSPACE CENTRE under a mile* from Bearroc Park providing swimming pool facilities, sports courts and a gym and fitness studio. Playing fields, recreation grounds and woodlands dotted throughout the town all provide green spaces perfect for sports, walks and socialising. The local cricket and golf clubs offer the chance to start up a new hobby and meet new people whilst enjoying the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.
A wide range of education options are available in Berkhamsted and the surrounding area. A mix of comprehensive and independent institutions from nurseries and primary schools to secondary schools and colleges make this area an ideal place for families. The little ones can attend one of the many “OUTSTANDING”† primary schools such as Westfield Primary and Nursery and St Thomas More Catholic Primary. The local secondary school, Ashlyns, caters for older children as well as providing a sixth form. Berkhamsted School offers a mix of same-sex and co-educational boarding and teaching, from prep to senior and sixth form. The independent school Egerton Rothesay neighbours Bearroc Park, providing education for pupils aged 5-19 who require some form of additional support because of a specific educational need.
Berkhamsted is located on the far west edge of Hertfordshire, with excellent links into London and towards Birmingham and Bristol along the M1, M40 and M4. Commuters will benefit from EXCELLENT RAIL services to the heart of London, with regular services direct to LONDON EUSTON in just 31 minutes.*