The Three Horseshoes is a traditional 16th-century canalside pub with exposed beams, fireplaces and nook and cranny seating. This pub is in Winkwell, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England besides the Grand Union Canal. On a lovely English summer day a cold beer watching the barges go by. It doesn't get much better than this on day out from London.
Gorhambury House, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Impressive Palladian house built in the years 1777-84 with monumental portico designed by Sir Robert Taylor & commissioned by James Bucknall Grimston, 3rd Viscount Grimston. It replaced Old Gorhambury House, which was left to fall into ruin on the property. It remains the home of the Earl of Verulam.
Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden: "A wonderful homage to one of the most-read children’s authors of all time (not to mention his huge success with adult fi ction too). Th is museum is aimed at 6–12 year olds, but visiting adults have found their own creativity inspired by observing the children’s interactive story- telling and craft sessions, and the colourful displays about the author’s life interest young and old." Freedom Pass; www.bradtguides.com