Visit Rickmansworth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Today, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, has a population of over 30,000. It is situated at the meeting of the Gade, Colne, and Chess rivers. Rickmansworth, an old market town, is now largely residential. Today it has many recreation areas, mainly natural, including lakes, woods, and Moor Park. The Aquadrome, a public park, has several big lakes used for sailing, canoeing and fishing, woodland areas and a play area for children .
The town's history dates back to Saxon days when it was known as 'Ryckmer'. It took its name from the local landowner together with 'worth' meaning 'farm'. The Domesday Book of 1086 noted it as 'The Manor of Prichemaresworde'.
Rickmansworth's growth in the 1920s and 1930s was accelerated by the arrival of the Metropolitan line of the London Underground. With this transport facility, and the M25, it has become a commuter town for London. Papermaking is a major industry locally.
Famous residents, past and present:
- Cilla Black (entertainer)
- David Seaman (footballer)
- George Eliot, real name Mary Ann Evans, (novelist)
Schools: Rickmansworth, Royal Masonic, Rickmansworth Park JMI, St Joan of Arc RC, Rickmansworth PNEU and St John's RCl.
Nearby villages: Abbots Langley, Maple Cross, Moor Park, Croxley Green, West Hyde, Harefield, Sarratt, Chenies, Latimer, Chipperfield, Launden
Nearby towns: Amersham, Bushey, The Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Denham, Watford, Chorleywood.
Have you decided to visit Rickmansworth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for accommodation in one of the bed and breakfasts, also known as B&B or b and b, guest houses or hotels in Rickmansworth which display their room availability.
Have you decided to visit Rickmansworth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Rickmansworth bed and breakfast (a Rickmansworth B&B or Rickmansworth b and b)
- a Rickmansworth guesthouse
- a Rickmansworth hotel (or motel)
- a Rickmansworth self-catering establishment, or
- other Rickmansworth accommodation