Travelling around Watford
Are you thinking about visiting Watford? 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 Watford, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.
Watford developed from an Anglo-Saxon settlement between a ford of the River Colne and the crossroads of two ancient tracks. St Albans Abbey claimed rights to the manor of Cashio, which included Watford. Both the Grand Junction Canal in 1798, and the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837, allowed the town to grow faster, with paper-making mills, such as John Dickinson and Co. at Croxley, influencing the development of printing in the town which continues today. Now a fine public park, Cassiobury Park, was once the manor estate of the Earls of Essex.