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.
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.
Hertford Castle 3.8 miles A nice castle that is well worth a look.
Parndon Mill 4.2 miles Gallery displaying the works of local artists and craftsmen.
Rye House Gatehouse All that is left of a large manor house.
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.
Rye Meads Nature Reserve A small nature reserve, yet quite a lot to see.
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)