Travelling around Ware
Ware is a small town in Hertfordshire, England. It sits in a glorious position, surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Home Counties and on the gently flowing banks of the River Lea. There have been people living in this spot for many thousands of years, and that’s reflected in the number and variety of listed buildings you’ll see when you take a stroll around the town centre.
Many of the timber-framed buildings along the High Street date back as far as the 14th century, and Ware itself is mentioned in The Canterbury Tales. Even the local council offices are built in the remains of a 14th-century Priory, but Ware is by no means stuck in the past.
Its direct rail links to London Liverpool Street station make Ware an obvious choice for London workers looking for a quieter way of life, and Arriva buses run throughout the local area, and as far afield as Hertford and Welwyn Garden City.
The longstanding appeal of Ware is easy to understand if you take the time to stroll along the towpath of the River Lea. As well as a sense of calm and tranquillity, it offers the chance to take a diversion and explore Scott’s Grotto, the largest grotto in the UK.
Carved into the chalk hills, it stretches back as far as 65ft. Entrance is free but bear in mind that visitors are warned to wear flat shoes and bring a torch.
If all that exploring works up a thirst, rest assured there are a number of traditional pubs in Ware town centre, as well as restaurants serving everything from Spanish tapas to classic patisserie.