Visit Hoddesdon and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, is situated in the Lea Valley. It grew up as a coaching stop on the route between Cambridge and London - more than 35 coaches a day would pass through the town in the 18th century.
Historical bullet points:
- Hoddesdon was said to be a day's march from London and so was a handy resting place for armies and other travellers on their way north to Cambridge or the northern towns and cities.
- What is now the High Street was littered with inns.
- Brewing was an important industry for the area, especially in neighbouring towns Hertford and Ware.
- Trade in Hoddesdon was centered on the hops market each Thursday.
- Until 1866, Hoddesdon was divided between the two civil parishes of Broxbourne and Great Amwell.
Contemporary bullet points:
- The town saw a boom in the mid Twentieth century as gravel was mined from the area to be exhausted by the 1970s
- The lakes and water pits left behind have been used for local leisure amenities
- Today Hoddesdon has a little light industry but is mainly a dormitory town for commuters to London.
Secondary schools: The John Warner School; and Sheredes School
Nearby towns: Broxbourne, Enfield, Harlow, Hertford, Potters Bar, Waltham Cross, Ware, Welwyn Garden City.
Nearby villages: Bayford, Brickendon, Broadley Common, Lower Nazeing, Much Hadham, Roydon, St Margarets
Have you decided to visit Hoddesdon or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Hoddesdon bed and breakfast (a Hoddesdon B&B or Hoddesdon b and b)
- a Hoddesdon guesthouse
- a Hoddesdon hotel (or motel)
- a Hoddesdon self-catering establishment, or
- other Hoddesdon accommodation