Looking for something different to do with the kids or grand-kids? Or are you yourself a believer in the fairy folk…?! Well, look no further. Hertford Castle is launching a fairy and elf trail in the beautiful castle grounds on Saturday 22nd August and the attraction will run until Sunday 6th September.
It’s free of charge and features fairy homes and other displays nestled in the castle grounds. The attraction is open from 6.30am until 9pm each day around the flower garden, river and stone walls. The Town Council hopes that visitors will also be encouraged to spend money in the town and take advantage of its great eateries and coffee shops, as well as the Eat Out To Help Out initiative where participating outlets offer discounts of up to £10 off food and drink from Monday to Wednesday during August.
Over 60 restaurants and cafes in the town are offering the discount, including Mudlark’s Cafe, now at the former Marshalls’ building on Fore Street, Bebo’s Cafe, Lussmanns, Turkish Kitchen, The White Horse, Il Vino, Hertford House Hotel, The Mill Stream, LOMO, Dinnio’s, Leaf and The Snug. You can find out more about the initiative here:
Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “Hertford Castle offers the perfect setting for fairies and elves to spend their summer holidays, and I hope we’ll see visitors of all ages enjoying visiting their temporary homes. With the Castle in the heart of the town, it will also be a great opportunity to spend time in the town centre, making the most of the wealth of shops and places to eat and drink.”