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Population: 6000
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The Central Bedfordshire town of Arlesey, situated just a couple of miles west of Letchworth, claims to be the longest town in Britain, quite a feat given it only has a population of around 6000. It stretches along the valley of the River Hiz for about three miles, so visiting its various pubs would be less of a crawl than a hike south from Church Lane to Hospital Road via the lengthy High Street. As well as several pubs the town has the shops, health centre and school facilities you would expect of such a settlement. Its most interesting building as is so often the case is the church, here dedicated to St Peter, which was built in the 12th century with later additions including a 19th century tower. Arlesey was mentioned in the Domesday Book, and once had a castle, though little evidence of that fortification remains to be seen. Its modern claim-to-fame, as anglers may guess, is as the home of the Arlesey bomb fishing-weight. Access to the town by road is easy, junction 10 of the A1(M) only five minutes east via the A507, the same road snaking westwards to the M1. Unusually Arlesey has a relatively new railway station – the old one closed to passengers in 1959 because of low usage, but that which opened in 1988 now serves more than 400,000 passengers a year. Locals use it for short trips to Hitchin and Biggleswade, and for commutes to London Kings Cross and Peterborough.

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Champneys Henlow Grange (1.73 miles)

Champneys Henlow Grange
Henlow Grange blends the tradition of the old with the innovation of the new, offering luxury and grace with a cosy atmosphere that makes every guest feel at home. Henlow has a 50 year history ... More | visit website
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Tudor Oaks Lodge (2.38 miles)

Tudor Oaks Lodge

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Tudor Oaks Lodge, on the A1, one mile past junction 10 northbound, is a complex of buildings with characteristic beams. All rooms have LCD TV. Luxe rooms have four-poster beds and jacuzzi baths, ... More | visit website

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The Airman Hotel (2.48 miles)

The Airman Hotel

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A privately owned hotel of individual style set the countryside, where our guests are treated with a warm welcome upon arrival. Offering a unique combination of exceptionally resoanable rooms rates, with ... More

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Travelodge Baldock Hinxworth (2.67 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Letchworth Hall Hotel (3.45 miles)

Letchworth Hall Hotel

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A fine example of an English manor house, this beautiful 17th century hotel stands within 8 acres of mature landscaped grounds in Letchworth Garden City. Originally built in 1625, Letchworth Hall Hotel ... More

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Zeus Hotel and Restaurant (3.54 miles)

Zeus Hotel and Restaurant

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Zeus Hotel and Restaurant building is steeped in history, having been built as a private house and maltings in the early 18th century, when Baldock was a favourite watering place ... More

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Firs Hotel & Restaurant (3.68 miles)

Firs Hotel & Restaurant

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Conveniently located for visiting Stevenage, Letchworth, Luton and Henlow, this family-managed hotel and restaurant has easy access to the A1 (junction 8) and the M1 (junction 10). Enjoy comfortable accommodation, personal service ... More

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Sun Hotel (4.22 miles)

Sun Hotel
The Sun is a traditional coaching inn which has been an important landmark of historic Hitchin since the 1500s. Today's hotel features 32 comfortable en-suite bedrooms including two feature rooms, one with a four-poster for ... More | visit website
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Hitchin Priory (4.34 miles)

Hitchin Priory

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Set in 19 acres of beautiful tranquil parkland, yet only one minutes’ walk from Hitchin town square, this attractive hotel was originally a Carmelite monastery built in 1317. With carefully preserved and ... More

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Lord Lister Hotel (4.39 miles)

Lord Lister Hotel

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This refurbished hotel with free Wi-Fi was built in the late 18th century. It is located on the edge of the medieval market town of Hitchin. The charming family-run hotel has ... More

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