Short Break in Harlow

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Short UK Stay with Complimentary Breakfast

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  • 1 night stays available Sunday - Friday
  • 2 night stays available 7 days a week (subject to availability)
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About Harlow

Harlow, a town in Essex, with its unique blend of history, culture, and green spaces, offers an intriguing destination for those looking to spend a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Conceived as a New Town after World War II, Harlow was designed to provide a harmonious living environment, blending residential areas with the surrounding natural landscape. This visionary approach has resulted in a town that not only showcases modernist architectural heritage but also boasts an abundance of parks and open spaces, making it an appealing place for relaxation and exploration.

The heart of Harlow's cultural scene is the Harlow Playhouse, a leading venue for performing arts in Essex. Offering a diverse program of theatre productions, comedy shows, concerts, and dance performances, the Playhouse caters to a wide array of artistic tastes. Its intimate setting allows for a truly immersive experience, providing visitors with a chance to engage with the arts in a meaningful way. Whether you're interested in the drama of live theatre or the laughter of a stand-up comedy act, the Playhouse is a key part of Harlow's cultural landscape.

Harlow's commitment to art extends beyond the stage, with the town being home to one of the UK's most significant collections of public sculptures. Wandering through Harlow, visitors will encounter works by renowned artists, including Henry Moore and Elizabeth Frink, dotted throughout the town. This outdoor gallery reflects the town's innovative spirit and provides a free, accessible way to engage with art in everyday settings. The Sculpture Trail, which guides visitors through these artistic landmarks, offers a unique journey through Harlow's public spaces, highlighting the town's integration of culture and urban design.

Nature lovers will find much to appreciate in Harlow's green spaces, with the town acting as a gateway to the beautiful Essex countryside. Harlow Town Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country, offers a tranquil oasis with its extensive grasslands, woodlands, and water features. The park's amenities, including play areas, a skate park, and the Pets’ Corner, make it a perfect destination for families, while the walled gardens and wildflower meadows provide peaceful retreats for those seeking solace in nature. The park's diverse habitats also support a variety of wildlife, making it a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

For those interested in history, the Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens offer a fascinating glimpse into the town's past, from its prehistoric origins to its development as a New Town. The museum's exhibits, housed within a charming Victorian setting, tell the story of Harlow and its people through a collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents. The adjacent walled gardens, beautifully maintained and open to the public, provide a historical context to the museum's collections, offering a serene environment in which to reflect on the town's heritage.

Harlow's location also makes it an ideal base for exploring the wider Essex region, with easy access to historic towns, charming villages, and the stunning landscapes of the Essex countryside. Whether it's delving into the area's rich history, enjoying local culinary delights, or simply soaking up the beauty of the English countryside, Harlow provides a strategic starting point for a variety of day trips and adventures.

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