Hotels in Kimpton
Nestling between the Mimram and Lea valleys in rural Hertfordshire, the village of Kimpton is surrounded by rolling countryside and quintessentially English farmland. Its name appears in the Domesday Book. Today it is a lively flourishing community and an ideal centre for your exploration of this fascinating, peaceful region.
From Kimpton Hotels you can savour the beauty of the immediate area, with its scattered farmsteads and deep narrow lanes, rolling hills, clear chalk streams and quiet paths. This area is tailor made for walkers of all ages and abilities, with plenty of classic routes and superb views at every turn. There are of course good pubs, restaurants and cafés to visit on your route.
Highlights and landmarks
Hertfordshire is a county filled with things to visit and discover. From your base at Kimpton you could explore the dramatic Knebworth House, the stunning gothic mansion surrounded by acres of parkland and packed with activities for all ages. At Welwyn Roman Baths you can see how the Romans liked to relax in a brilliantly presented display based around of this once grand villa site, or you might choose a trip to historic St Albans, with its majestic cathedral and abbey, which is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain.
For a distinct change of atmosphere and pace, you might like to try the Warner Bros.™ Studio Tour, the spiritual home of the entire Harry Potter film series. Here you can walk through the iconic sets, right next to where these legendary films were made.
Restaurants and cafés
There is no shortage of quality dining and café stops around Kimpton. The Boot Inn in the heart of Kimpton is well placed to refresh those exploring the nearby hills, woods and river valleys. Less than two miles away on a country lane in Ayot St Lawrence you'll find the picturesque 14th-century Brocket Arms, with its low beamed ceilings, fine cuisine and traditional pub atmosphere. Perfectly placed in its riverside setting, Le Moulin at Wheathampstead is an old mill building reborn as an elegant modern European restaurant, where you can also enjoy lavish afternoon teas and tapas.
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