15 Best Places to Visit in Hertfordshire (England)

2. Tring

Natural History Museum, Tring

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Natural History Museum, Tring

Slotted into a gap in the Chilterns is the sweet little market town of Tring, which has gorgeous 19th-century architecture and a branch of the Natural History Museum.

Lionel Walter Rothschild is the man responsible for this, as he was obsessed with zoology, and even rode around the town in a carriage drawn by zebra-horse hybrids.

So now, in a delightful Victorian hall that he built for his many taxidermies there’s a creepy if informative assortment of mounted stuffed animals, among them extinct species like thylacines and quaggas.

Ending at the marvellous Ivinghoe Beacon hill a couple of miles from Tring is the Ridgeway National Trail, which follows the Celtic Icknield Way from Avebury in Wiltshire over the North Wessex Downs and the Chilterns.

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