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Baldock lies in North Hertfordshire, beside the A1(M).

The town is one of the county's oldest settlements, marking the intersection of two ancient roads: Icknield Way and the Great North Road (A1). The prehistoric Icknield Way, said to be 'the oldest road in Britain', extends from Buckinghamshire to Norfolk and was old when the Romans invaded the country.

Today the main road into Baldock off the A1(M) follows the course of this ancient route.

Although Baldock dates back at least to Roman times, the present town was established by the Knights Templar in the 12th century. Baldock was an important malting and brewing centre and also thrived as a coaching town.

The width of the High Street indicates the town's importance as a staging post. The town has retained its historic character with most of the buildings in the centre dating from before the mid-19th century.

The impressive parish church of St Mary has a 14th century tower with a 'spike' steeple.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Baldock to Visit



Baldock Museum This local museum illustrates the fascinating history of Baldock.

The International Garden Cities exhibition 1.7 miles The history of this unique town and the inspiration behind it's design.

Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery 1.9 miles A whole series of historic themes are here to see.

Ashwell Museum This village museum illustrates village life as it was.

Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery 4.9 miles A nice local museum with a gallery.


Out & About

Standalone Farm 2.2 miles Have a day out down at the farm.

Corn Exchange 4.8 miles A lovely Victorian building.

Cromer Windmill 5.0 miles A lovely grade II listed windmill to visit.

Ardeley 5.8 miles Explore this village in the heart of the countryside.

Towns Near Baldock To Visit - straight line distance:

Letchworth (1.78 miles) Hitchin (4.14 miles) Stevenage (6.02 miles) Shefford (7.09 miles)
How to get to Baldock
Baldock, A1(M) junction 9 or 10, A505 east from Letchworth
The Jester Hotel
116 Station Road Baldock SG7 5RS

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Redwings Lodge Baldock
A1 Southbound, Hinxworth Baldock SG7 5EX

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Days Inn Stevenage North
Baldock Services, A1M Junction 10, A507 Radwell Baldock SG7 5TR

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Days Inn Stevenage North
Baldock Services, A1M Junction 10, A507 Radwell Baldock SG7 5TR

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Templars Hotel and Carvery
20 High Street Baldock SG7 6AX

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Travelodge Baldock Hinxworth
A1 Great North Road Hinxworth near Baldock SG7 5EX

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Baldock Weather
Saturday 28th March
Day :Light drizzle11°C Light drizzle
Night :Overcast skies7°C Overcast skies
Sunday 29th March
Day :Light rain11°C Light rain
Night :Partly cloudy skies3°C Partly cloudy skies
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