Short Break in Ware

Best Value Hotel Stay for 2 choice of locations

Short UK Stay with Complimentary Breakfast

  • Escape for a short stay
  • 1 night stays available Sunday - Friday
  • 2 night stays available 7 days a week (subject to availability)
  • Food serving pubs


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About Ware

Ware, an ancient town, which dates back to the Saxon period, offers visitors an array of experiences that capture the essence of English heritage and the serene beauty of the countryside.

A stroll through the heart of Ware reveals a town that prides itself on its well-preserved medieval architecture. The High Street is lined with timber-framed buildings and quaint shopfronts, offering a glimpse into the town's storied past while serving the needs of modern-day visitors and locals alike. Among these historical treasures is the Ware Priory, a former Franciscan friary turned into a picturesque venue for events and gatherings. The Priory, with its beautifully maintained gardens and serene setting along the river, provides a peaceful retreat for those looking to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the town.

The River Lea itself plays a central role in Ware's charm. The town's riverside walks are a highlight, offering scenic paths that are perfect for leisurely strolls, jogging, or cycling. Along the river, visitors can discover the unique Gazebos, ornate 18th-century summerhouses that overlook the water. These distinctive structures, accessible via a guided tour, offer insight into the leisurely pursuits of Ware's Georgian inhabitants and provide picturesque views of the river and beyond.

For those interested in exploring the great outdoors, Ware serves as a gateway to the wider Hertfordshire countryside, with its network of footpaths and trails leading through lush fields, ancient woodlands, and along waterways. Nearby, the Lea Valley Park offers a vast area of open space, wildlife habitats, and recreational facilities, catering to nature enthusiasts, bird watchers, and those simply seeking a respite from urban life.

Ware's commitment to celebrating its heritage is evident in its museums and cultural initiatives. The Ware Museum, housed in an 18th-century former barge office, delves into the town's rich history, from its Roman origins to its development as a brewing and malting centre. The museum's exhibits, which include archaeological finds, historical documents, and interactive displays, provide a comprehensive overview of Ware's past and its impact on the region.

The town's cultural scene is vibrant, with local arts and crafts markets, music events, and theatrical performances enriching the community life. Ware's pubs and restaurants, many of which are housed in historic buildings, offer warm hospitality and a taste of local cuisine. From traditional English fare to international dishes, the dining options in Ware cater to a variety of palates, ensuring visitors can enjoy the flavours of the area alongside its scenic and historical offerings.

Beyond its immediate attractions, Ware's location offers easy access to other notable sites in Hertfordshire, including the historic cities of St Albans and Hertford, as well as the beautiful Hatfield House. These nearby destinations provide additional opportunities for cultural exploration, shopping, and dining, making Ware an ideal base for those wishing to explore the wider region.

Ware encapsulates the charm of the English countryside, offering visitors a tranquil yet enriching weekend escape. With its scenic river walks, historical architecture, cultural activities, and proximity to natural beauty, Ware invites travellers to step back in time, enjoy the present, and create lasting memories. Whether seeking solitude, adventure, or cultural enrichment, visitors to Ware will find a welcoming town that combines the best of England's heritage and natural splendour.

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