Clarion Collection Hotel St. Albans
Ryder House 27 Holywell Hill
St. Albans, EN AL1 1HG
Phone: (44) 1727 848849
Fax: (44) 1727 812210
In the Verulamium Park, you can run along trails or sit on benches and gaze at pristine lawns, meadows and lakes. The lush green foliage quickly changes to a ripe golden in autumn. Kids will delight in the ducks, herons and a variety of butterflies. There's a golf course, swimming pools, gyms and picnic spots. A large cathedral and the Verulamium Museum are located nearby.
The Batchwood Hall Golf Club is a beautiful 18-hole golf course. The course opened in 1936 and since then it has been a regular feature on the local itinerary. The course is facilitated with locker rooms and eateries for guests to avail of. The facility also has a bar for guests to grab a few drinks at after a game. While you spend time at the course, the kids have a whole lot of fun and activities in store at the creche. You can also become a member of the club to avail of their perks and services. For more information, do check their website.
Built as a protective measure around a settlement, the presently accessible parts of Beech Bottom Dyke go up to two miles in length. It is 30-50 feet deep at places and sometimes about 98 feet wide. It serves as an excellent trail to explore on foot and observe the natural and man-made marvels. It is lined by earthworks along the way to mark territory. Having constructed that in an age without machines quite a feat and certainly worth exploring.
Where once operated the Hatfield to St Albans railway line is today converted into a cycling route, the Alban Way. The route stretches from St Albans railway station right up to the Verulamium, covering a distance of 7.5 miles (12.1 kilometers). Well taken safety measures ensure the track is regularly used by children and cycling enthusiasts.
Arsenal Training Centre is a premier training ground owned by Arsenal Football Club, and boasts of ten enormous full-size pitches with undersoil drainage system, a well-updated medical and rehabilitation centre, as well as modern indoor facilities consisting of special rooms for physiotherapy, massage and hydrotherapy. The ground opened in 1999 at the behest of Arsène Wenger, the manager of Arsenal FC, which cost the club a whopping £10 million. This ground has been the training base for the England national football team for almost a decade. In short, the training ground is perfectly tailored to meet every possible need of professional football players.
The Bushey Hall Golf Course located in Watford, was built in 1889 and is the oldest parkland golf course around. It is spread over 120 acres (48.5 hectares) of grounds with a clubhouse dating back to 1907. The 18 hole course offers a challenge to experienced players but the well maintained grounds and beautiful surroundings offer a welcoming atmosphere for new players. The club has an in house bar and restaurant which serves traditional English countryside food. It also leases out its halls and venues for weddings, birthdays, parties, funerals and barbecues. Gay couples are welcome here for to use the hall as a wedding venue. There also a meeting and conference room available for hire.
Woodcock Hill's Village Green is a registered green space under Commons Registration Act 1965. It was on these green woodlands where the historic Dissolution of the Monasteries was registered. Surrounded by Vale Avenue and Carrington Avenue, the access to the woodland is through Barnet Lane.
Woodside Farm and Wildfowl Park is a beautiful 7 acres (28,000 meters sqaure) area which houses rare breeds of animals. There is much to do at this place; you can see and feed the animals, get acquainted with them and leave your pets here if you wish to go out on a holiday too! It is home to a variety of animals like the llamas, lemurs, wallabies, raccoon, giant tortoises among several others. It also features a play area for children, an 18-hole golf course, a huge indoor play barn and dedicated spaces for picnics. The Woodside Farm and Wildfowl Park also has a cafe that serves good food and a gift shop well stashed with gifts, toys and treats.
The Stockwood Park Golf Club is a modern golf club in Luton. Consisting of two courses, the main course has 18 holes. In addition to this, the golf club has an equipment shop, along with a bar and restaurant too. If you're unfamiliar with golf, you can take lessons here as well. The golf club is also available for private events and parties.
Ebury Way is a pathway used for running, cycling and walking. The path stretches across 3.5-miles (5.6 kilometers) and is a division of the National Cycle Network. It encompasses lakes and fields along its way, giving cycling and running enthusiasts the ultimate experience.
Spanning across 18 hectares (44.48 acres) of green stretch is the Harrow Weald Common. The area is a woodland cover with a rich wildlife resource. The site is currently under the mangement of the Harrow Weald Common Conservators. the woodland can be accessed from Common Road and Old Redding.
London Outer Orbital Path is a marvelous walkway often referred to as the London LOOP. Located in the Outer London region, this 240 kilometer (150 miles) long path is lined with footpaths. The entire path navigates through a group of nature parks, fields and woodlands. Beginning at the southern bank of Thames, the path moves through the settlements of Petts Wood, Cockfosters, Grange Hill, Uxbridge, et al. Favored mostly by hikers and nature lovers, the path is a hot spot of greenery.