Popular with London commuters who want a country life, Hertfordshire is a beautiful county protected by the Metropolitan Green Belt. With numerous surviving Tudor buildings, and even older historical remains like Verulamium in St Albans, the architecture in Herts matches the beauty of the natural landscape. There is a mixture of large towns like Welwyn Garden City, with its swift trains into London, and picturesque villages that seem worlds away from the capital. Hertfordshire is also well-connected to the rest of the UK as well as abroad, with both Stansted and Luton within 10 miles of the county. But with so much history, culture, nature, and shopping available on your doorstep, you may find you don’t need to get into London as often as you think.