Top places to live in Hertfordshire Aldbury
Close to buzzing Tring, but surrounded by the glorious Chiltern hills, Aldbury is the perfect choice for outdoorsy types who want great independents, cafes and restaurants close by. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.
If you’re after grand sweeping countryside, then this Chiltern village is perfectly positioned. Aldbury’s heritage centre – complete with an Early English church and a pretty pond – is surrounded by the spectacular Ashridge Estate and it’s also close to lively Tring.
If it’s coffee you’re after, follow the lycra-clad-crew to Musette – a super-slick and gorgeous coffee spot (and cyclist stopover) housed in an old racing stable at Church Farm, or pop into Tring to the wonderful Black Goo for coffee and (amazing) cake. For a pint, head to The Valiant Trooper, a classic village pub and alehouse with centuries of history, and buckets of character. And, for delicious gastro grub, try The Greyhound (it’s also got rooms – in case you’d prefer to keep your guests at arm’s length). If you’re after something really special, Ashridge House offers spectacular dining events – so be sure to sign up to their mailing list.
Aldbury is very much a one-village-shop type of town (village), probably because you’re so close to Tring, with its awesome and quirky shops, like Moo Boutique, for chic clothing, The Market House, for carefully curated interior pieces, and the Tring Winery for, errrr, vino!
The obvious one is the glorious Ashridge Estate, with it’s 5,000 acres of forest (Ashridge Forest), downs and deer parks to explore. The Quirky National History Museum in Tring (formerly the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum) is also worth a visit.
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The village primary is rated “good” and great independents, such as Berkhamsted School, Westbrook Hay Prep, Lockers Park (boys prep), Abbot’s Hill (girls prep & senior), and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts are close by.
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Nearby Aldbury Nowers, a 19.7 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, is home to 34 different butterfly species (and gorgeous walks along the Chiltern Hills and The Ridgeway).
39 miles. It’s less than a ten-minute drive to Tring (make sure you leave time to park), and trains will get you to Euston in just 35 minutes. Nice.
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