Visit Baldock and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Baldock, Hertfordshire is centred on four main streets which meet and form a cross, and was probably a coaching town in former days. Its architecture is mainly Georgian with little of earlier periods. Its main street is lined with trees and grass banks. At Quickswood Farm is a clock which has told the time since the reign of Charles I. The Wynne's Almshouses, dated 1621, are one-storied brick buildings, with a raised gateway in the wall which separates them from the street.
Simpson's Brewery, in the same street, is Georgian with a chequer-brick house. The brewery has seven bays and a centre of yellow brick. The Bull's Head, at the far end of Church Street, has close vertical timbers.
By the crossroads are the late Victorian Fire Station Buildings, of red brick with a tower on one corner.
St Mary's Church is spacious. Most of the interior is early l4th-century with l5th-century screens and roofs. It is mostly of flint, although the lower part of the chancel is in stone. There is a double piscina, part of which is 13th-century, and a turret in the north-west section. The octagonal font, on nine shafts, is 13th-century and there are many early monuments.
Nearby towns: Biggleswade, Buntingford, Letchworth, Hitchin, Stevenage, Royston
Nearby villages: Ashwell, Caldecote, Hinxworth, Radwell, Weston, Bygrave, Clothall, Newnham, Wallington
Have you decided to visit Baldock or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Baldock bed and breakfast (a Baldock B&B or Baldock b and b)
- a Baldock guesthouse
- a Baldock hotel (or motel)
- a Baldock self-catering establishment, or
- other Baldock accommodation