Travelling around Waltham Cross
Are you thinking about visiting Waltham Cross? 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 Waltham Cross, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.
Waltham Cross is the most southeasterly town in Hertfordshire. The town takes its name from the Eleanor Cross which stands in its centre.
At the centre of the town is one of the three surviving medieval Eleanor Crosses, a memorial commemorating the over-night resting place of Queen Eleanor’s coffin on its processional journey from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey in 1290. The cross is hexagonal in plan,in three stages. The main stage has three statues of the Queen, each standing in a niche under a canopy, while the other three faces have a niche bisected by a buttress. The original sculptures were by Alexander of Abingdon. These have been replaced in the course of restoration,but one of the originals can be seen on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum.