With links to the old East India Company College, now Haileybury College, the pub backs on to…
Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir
“Glamping and touring options within easy reach of London” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This site provides much needed camping facilities close to London. Situated on level ground beside the River Lee, the park has a modernised toilet block with good facilities, a large timber chalet housing the reception and shop, and an extremely innovative motorhome service point. Wooden wigwams, family safari tents and luxury lodges are available to hire. On-site fishing is available and there’s free WiFi.
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Facilities – at a glance
Electrical hook up
- Ice pack facility
- Picnic Area
- Shop onsite
- Wifi available
- Motorvan service point
- Calor Gas
- Camping Gaz
- Toilet fluid
- Total Touring Pitches: 70
- Total Static Pitches: 24
- Caravan Pitches Available
- Motorhome Pitches Available
- Tent Pitches Available
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About the area
As Hertfordshire is so close to London, many of its towns have become commuter havens. St Albans, less than 19 miles (30km) from the capital, has retained its distinctive character, along with many historic remains. The Roman city of Verulamium is situated in a nearby park, and excavations have revealed an amphitheatre, a temple, parts of the city walls and some house foundations. There are also some amazing mosaic pavements.
The abbey church at St Albans is thought to have been built on the same site where St Alban met his martyrdom in the 3rd century. The abbey was founded in 793 by King Offa of Mercia, and contains the saint’s shrine, made of Purbeck marble. Lost for years, it was discovered in the 19th century, in pieces, and restored by the designer of the red telephone box, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The abbey also contains some wonderful medieval wall paintings. Nicholas Breakspear was born in St Albans, the son of an abbey tenant. In 1154 he took the name Adrian IV, and became the first, and so far only, English pope. Another famous son of Hertfordshire was Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabethan scholar and Lord High Chancellor, born in Hemel Hempstead in 1561.
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