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Travelling around Ware

Travelling around Ware

Are you thinking about visiting Ware? 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 Ware, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.


Ware has been described as "one of the oldest, continuously occupied sites in Europe". It grew up beside a ford across the River Lea, carrying the ancient trackway that later became Roman Ermine Street and the Old North Road, the main road of medieval England. A small Roman town here served as a staging post for the legions on their way to York and Hadrian's Wall. In Saxon times, the town was on the frontier between Wessex and the Danelaw. It then acquired its present name from the drop in the river or `weir'. One of the oldest jokes in England is to ask a local "Where do you live?" and get the reply: "Ware." "Where?" "Ware! W-A-R-E."