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Hoddesdon, lies in the far south-east of the county, on the border with Essex. The town is situated one mile to the north of Broxbourne but the two towns have now almost become one.

Hoddesdon's ancient centre, classified as a conservation area, has many fine buildings.

These are grouped around the Clock Tower, a brick structure erected in 1835 on the site of the Chapel of St Katharine (dating from 1336). The present Clock Tower contains a bell presented to the Chapel in 1510. Hoddesdon's main shopping area is also set around the Clock Tower.

Two miles west of Hoddesdon is the popular children's attraction, Paradise Wildlife Park, and to the east is the Lee Valley Park, an extensive park featuring watersports, boating, walking and cycling.

One of the entrances to the Lee Valley Park is at the 15th century Rye House Gateway, which is open to the public, and beside it lies the RSPB's Rye Meads Nature Reserve.

Tourist Attractions in and near Hoddesdon to Visit



Lee Valley Boat Centre 1.3 miles A nice place for messing around in a boat.

Scotts Grotto 3.2 miles Take the chance to explore this rather unusual grotto.

Lee Valley Park Farms 3.5 miles Two farms with animals and play areas.

Lee Valley Regional Park 3.5 miles Plenty to explore in this park that goes from Hertfordshire to the north all the way south to East London.

River Lee Country Park 3.9 miles Wildlife and walks in the Lee Valley.

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve 4.5 miles Enjoy the great outdoors with a walk in the woods.

Harlow Leisurezone 4.9 miles The local swimming pool and fitness centre.



Hertford Castle 3.8 miles A nice castle that is well worth a look.



Waltham Abbey Church 5.1 miles A Norman Abbey, with bells, in pleasant gardens.



Harlow Town Park 4.9 miles Enjoy gardens and parkland set in 164 acres.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Parndon Mill 4.2 miles Gallery displaying the works of local artists and craftsmen.

Gibberd Gallery 4.5 miles Watercolours and drawings collection.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Rye House Gatehouse All that is left of a large manor house.

Copped Hall 5.8 miles A Georgian mansion with parkland.

Henry Moore Foundation 6.7 miles The estate is home to studios, galleries and barns.



Ware Museum 3.6 miles Discover all about the history of Ware.

Hertford Museum 3.8 miles Now re-opened the museum tells the story of the town.

Royal Gunpowder Mills 4.8 miles The history of the mills and the science of explosions.

Epping Forest District Museum 5.2 miles Discover the local history in the town museum.

Museum Of Harlow 5.9 miles Local history exhibits


Out & About

Rye Meads Nature Reserve A small nature reserve, yet quite a lot to see.

Eleanor Cross 5.3 miles A very famous cross in the centre of the town.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Paradise Wildlife Park 2.5 miles One of the county's top family attractions.

Towns Near Hoddesdon To Visit - straight line distance:

Broxbourne (1.10 miles) Ware (3.59 miles) Hertford (3.77 miles) Cheshunt (4.20 miles)
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