Hitchin is a lovely town in Hertfordshire. I go here a couple of times a year because Jon's friends live here. It has easy access to London.

Hitchin is a historic market town. For the location off the train line, I think I am surprised how little it appears to be affected. Its really lovely walking around the town centre and going shopping. It has a mix of independent shops and high street stores. The market is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with a carboot sale in the Sunday.

The market area is dominated by the beautiful St Marys Church which as built over the 14th and 15th centuries. If you visit this church keep your eye out for the Thompson mouse. Robert Thompson was a wood carver and has left his trademark on his work. You will find the mouse in Westminster Abbey, York Minster, 700 churches and Ampleforth College.

All the Best!

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