Visit Waltham Cross and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, lies on the New River on the borders with Middlesex.
About ¼ miles from the border stands one of the few remaining Eleanor Cross monuments erected by Edward I to commemorate the resting-places of the coffin of his queen, Eleanor of Castile, on its way to Westminster Abbey. The cross was begun in 1291 and has been heavily restored. it is hexagonal, an unusual shape, and has three figures standing in niches under canopies. It is profusely decorated.
In the High Street, south of the cross, is Harold House, a yellow-brick building with Ionic door-case and a decorated pediment.
Nearby is Theobalds Park, built by William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth's leading statesman. James I found the palace so attractive that he persuaded Robert Cecil, the Prime Minister, to exchange it with Hatfield. It was dismantled shortly afterwards and four small houses were built in its place. Of these one remains, Old Palace House. Of the original palace only a high brick wall remains, which is part of the gardener's cottage. At the entrance to Theobald's Park is a massive construction which was Temple Bar, erected in 1672 in Fleet Street, London, by Sir Christopher Wren and removed to its present site in 1887. Below the house is an ornamental lake formed from New River.
Nearby towns: Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Enfield, Epping, Hoddesdon, Loughton, Potters Bar
Nearby villages: Bayford, Broxbourne, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Cockfosters, Cuffley, Edmonton, Enfield Lock, Epping Green, Goffs Oak, Little Berkhampstead, Middle Street, Nazeing, Newgate Street, Palmers Green, Ponders End, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Holy Cross, Winchmore Hill, Wormley
Have you decided to visit Waltham Cross or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Waltham Cross bed and breakfast (a Waltham Cross B&B or Waltham Cross b and b)
- a Waltham Cross guesthouse
- a Waltham Cross hotel (or motel)
- a Waltham Cross self-catering establishment, or
- other Waltham Cross accommodation