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St Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church

Featured in the Doomsday Book as a Minster, St Mary’s Church sits at the centre of Hitchin town and holds a commanding prominence due to its size. Much of the Church was built during the 14th and 15th Century, however the site was first built on more than 1000 years ago. Features include the 15th Century font and the animal carvings on the front pews. One of the country’s best known conductors, Sir Henry Joseph Wood attended St Mary’s Church frequently in later life.
 
Open: Open Daily for services and private prayer
Address: Churchyard, Hitchin, SG5 1HP
Phone:   01462 452758
Website: www.stmaryshitchin.co.uk
Hitchin Lavender Field

Hitchin Lavender

This family owned and run farm is one of Hitchin’s most popular summer attractions. You can enjoy a fantastic day wandering amongst over 25 miles of lavender fields, enjoy lunch or homemade cake in the onsite restaurant and explore the gift shop. You can pick your own lavender too (local charge payable) or simply sit back and enjoy the surroundings. For children, there is an outside play area.
 
Open: May-September
Address: Cadwell Farm, SG5 3UA
Phone:   01462 434343
Website: www.hitchinlavender.com
Hitchin Market Place

Market Place, Hitchin

With cobbled streets and historic features, Hitchin’s Market Place plays host to a variety of independent shops, places to eat or drink and a variety of events throughout the year. Nearby you’ll find Hitchin Markets (open select days) and St Mary’s Church, the largest parish church in Hertfordshire.
 
Address: Market Place, Hitchin SG5 1DY
Rhythm of the Worlds Festival

Hitchin Festival & Events

Running for over 20 years, and a highlight in the Hitchin events calendar, Hitchin Festival is a programme of over 100 events running throughout the town over the summer months. The festival celebrates the artistic, cultural and community spirit that makes Hitchin a desirable historical market town.
 
Open: June-July
Address: Various

During the summer, Hitchin also plays host to Rhythms of the World festival. This weekend event entertains over 30,000 visitors with over 125 acts on six stages.

 
Open: One summer weekend
Address: To be confirmed for 2016
Website: www.rotw.org.uk
British Schools Museum

British Schools Museum

Located in Hitchin town centre, the Museum contains the world’s last remaining purpose built Monitorial schoolroom, built in 1837. There are a number of classrooms free to roam that illustrate the changes of education through time, the Headmasters House, café and gift shop. Entrance fee includes a guided tour, or you can explore at your own pace with a self-guiding leaflet.
 
Open: February-November
Address: British Schools Museum, SG4 9TS
Phone: 01462 420144
Website: www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk
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