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Travelling around Letchworth


Are you thinking about visiting Letchworth? Perhaps you already live in this great town but need to get around without the hassle of parking or the expense of petrol? At Arriva we know travel and we know Letchworth, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.


Letchworth is officially known as Letchworth Garden City. The town's name is taken from one of the three villages it surrounded (the other two being Willian and Norton) – all of which featured in the Domesday Book. The land used was purchased by Quakers who had intended to farm the area and build a Quaker community. The town was laid out by Raymond Unwin as a demonstration of the principles established by Ebenezer Howard who sought to create an alternative to the industrial city by combining the best of town and country living. It is also home to the United Kingdom's first roundabout, which was built in 1909.  As one of the world's first new towns and the first garden city it had great influence on future town planning and the New Towns movement.