If you ever doubted Hertfordshire’s status as the prettiest county in the UK – we’re here to prove it.
Its proximity to London tends to give outsiders the idea that it may not be quite as spectacular as some claim, but there are some true hidden gems nestled within the Hertfordshire countyside you just have to experience.
From Tring to Bishop’s Stortford and Royston to Rickmansworth, there are so many places that provide us with idyllic settings that you just have to capture in a picture to believe they really do exist.
The Chiltern Hills, Lee Valley, Hitchin Lavender and more are the best places to put your photography skills to the test.
The county has even been used for a variety of TV shows and films due to the incredible backdrops it can provide.
Most notably, Ricky Gervais made use of Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town in his show After Life and even Johnny English was partly filmed across Watford and St Albans, Hertfordshire.
So to help showcase our county’s beauty, we’ve compiled a collection of stunning photos taken by our readers.
Here are the 20 pictures taken by you which prove Hertfordshire is the prettiest county in the UK:
Welwyn Garden City – Gavin Vickers
Nuthampstead – Jan Brown
New River near Ware – Jenny Hanson
Hertford Marshes – George Johnson
Cheshunt – Emma Lancaster
Boxwood in Stevenage – Slava Budin
Hoddesdon – Amy Eve
Digswell Nature Reserve – Colin Buck
Near to Harlow – Gavin Vickers
Old Thorley near Bishop’s Stortford – Mike Carroll
The River Lea close to Stanstead Abbotts – Paul Wood
Hertford Castle after being decorated by the Yarnbombers – The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters
Barkway near Royston – Jan Brown
Dobbs Weir near Hoddesdon – Christine Holt
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