"Welwyn & The Roman Baths" Welwyn by Willettsworld

Welwyn Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 69 photos

The village of Welwyn is located just north of the world's second garden city of Welwyn Garden City in the middle of Hertfordshire. It's situated in the valley of the River Mimram which was first settled in the Iron Age. The Belgae tribe called the Catuvellauni were here in the 1st century BC and then the Romans arrived. Their remains have been found in the form of Roman Baths which can be visited underneath the A1(M) motorway, just to the east of the present day village. Much later, in the 17th century, as it lies on the Great North Road, it became an important staging post and a number of coaching inns remain as public houses. After the Great Northern Railway by-passed the village due to the objections of local landowners, Welwyn became less important.

  • Last visit to Welwyn: May 2009
  • Intro Written Jun 2, 2009
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