Hitchin so i am told by my husbvand used to be an amasing place. though now it is not quite the place as it was but - it still holds the charm of a market town within the boundaries of hertfordshire. For me the best part of hitchin apart from its history is its wonderful st merrys church which at night is light up with flood lights and trully beautifull especially from a market car park! Hitchin used to be a very good place to shop, used to be full of very good places of diverse range of goods on offer. But unfortunately due to credit crunch it would be seem that high street are struggling due to amount of empty shops that now litter the ones prosperous streets of hitchin, however, if you looking somewhere to go drinking on the weekeng, pubs such the Ivory and the Cock and Bar Absolute are great places to socialize.
Hitchin is a town rich in history and architecture. It's position in North Hertfordshire made it a prominent trading town and staging post between London and Bedford. Hitchin has a traditional market and is one of the oldest markets in the UK, still held on Tuesday and Saturday as has been done for Hundreds of years. The town is laid out around a central market square which is overlooked by St Mary's church, one of the largest churches in Hertfordshire and second only to St Albans cathedral which is some indication of it's prominence in times past. Hitchin is a pleasant town to visit and looks it's best on bright sunny days in summer - especially during the Hitchin Arts Festival and also during Christmas time when the architecture really gives a feeling of Christmas past. Find out more at www.hitchin.net