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Have a magical adventure with holiday lettings in Watford

The town of Watford is located northwest of London, and it’s a great place to experience a holiday trip that offers entertainment and excitement for the whole family. Holiday travels in this area offer the opportunities to see where movies get made, for sports and leisure, local history, outdoor adventuring and fine dining and shopping. Whatever your need to take time away from your daily life, a holiday in Watford may be the ideal solution. It all begins when you secure holiday lettings in this town.

History

Visit historic heritage sites near Watford holiday homes

Watford holiday homes put you near a whopping 92 heritage-listed buildings, so there’s much history to explore. You could start with the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church and its interior 1850 renovations with Gothic Revival architecture, and continue to Holy Rood Church, which was first built in 1890 by John Francis Bentley. Bhaktivedanta Manor is a former estate built in 1884 and today is a Hindu holy site that offers farmlands, gardens and a temple, and is open year round. Oxhey Chapel dates to the 17th century and has served as a church, barracks, and wedding chapel.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Watford

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Watford a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Legoland (17.1 mi / 27.4 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Twickenham Stadium (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • BT Tower (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (14.9 mi / 24 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Watford

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Watford is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Hyde Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Russell Square (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • St. James Park (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Watford

The nearest airport is in London (LHR-Heathrow), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LTN-Luton), which is 15.4 mi (24.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Watford High Street Station, Watford Junction Station and Bushey Station are the main stations in the area. Catch a ride on the metro at Watford Station to easily navigate the city.

How to get around

Transport to Watford holiday cottages

There’s plenty of options for travel and transport near your Watford holiday cottages. The nearest airport is London Heathrow, but hourly buses run into town. There are also a number of motorway junctions near the town, so taxi, rideshare, car hire and personal vehicle travel are reasonable methods of getting here. Travel by rail is convenient as three railway stations serve the town, as does the underground. Many areas are good for cyclists and pedestrians, and a leisurely walk allows you to discover new shops, cafes and locations you might otherwise miss.

Food & drink 

Delicious delicacies the sample near Watford villa rentals

To immerse yourself in the Watford experience, try regional recipes at pubs and restaurants near your villa rentals. Veal kidney pie is a local staple, with the meat seasoned with herbs, cloves, nutmeg and celery, then mixed with hard-boiled eggs, stock and wine. Hasty-batter is a sweet treat made with new milk, bay leaves, lemon rind, sugar and eggs. Hertfordshire clangers are a sort of elongated savoury dumpling similar to jam roly-poly, but not sweet. Of course, old-fashioned bangers and mash or fish and chips can also be had to satisfy your comfort food cravings.

Essential info

Essential information to know about a Watford holiday rental

One of the biggest advantages of a Watford holiday rental is that it offers access to so many different opportunities. Those looking for a serene and quiet time away from the bustle of the city will find it here. There are other areas with a thriving nightlife and active scene to enjoy. It’s a generally safe place to take a trip, for families and couples alike, so long as you exercise basic caution and common sense. There’s also plenty to do both indoor and outdoor, from streetside markets to museums and more.

Family friendly

Family-friendly fun from your Watford holiday lettings

Your entire family will find fun and entertainment not far from Watford holiday lettings. You can visit the Warner Bros. Studios and see real film sets while learning the special effects tricks that go into movie magic. Cassiobury Park offers 190 acres of woodland and green space with a nature reserve and attractions just for the kids. At Aldenham Country Park you’ll have 175 acres of parkland near a reservoir with themed play areas and the opportunity to see rare livestock. The Cheslyn House and Gardens is a dog-friendly park with sculptures, an aviary, a pond and serene walking trails.

How many holiday rentals are available around Watford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,946 holiday lettings around Watford. From 8,246 flats & apartments to 2,207 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Watford?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Watford:

  • Cassiobury: 31 holiday homes
  • City of Westminster: 4,125 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets: 1,274 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Southwark: 3,377 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Lambeth: 6,377 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Watford?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Watford. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: 7,340 holiday lettings
  • Watford Garston Station: 9,698 holiday lettings
  • St. Albans Bricket Wood Station: 9,598 holiday lettings
  • Watford High Street Station: 10,328 holiday lettings
  • How Wood Station: 9,113 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Watford listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Watford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 8,246 Flats in Watford. Our other popular types of Watford holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 2,207 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 8,433 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Watford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 120 holiday homes with pool available in Watford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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