Queen Elizabeth I stayed here, Samuel Pepys mentioned it in his diaries but you can be forgiven if you have never heard of Buntingford. The smallest town in Hertfordshire has plenty to offer and yet its charms have remained well hidden. This rural, market town situated on the London to Cambridge Road boasts a bustling high street with a fantastic range of independent shops and restaurants including an artisan cheese shop, gift shop and gallery, clothes boutiques, a brilliant bike shop, a florist, and two quality butchers. The public library is at the centre of the town and there are two supermarkets as well as a chemist, doctor's surgery and dental practice. Architecturally and historically Buntingford is well worth exploring. Samuel Pepys wrote in his diaries that he once stayed in one of the inns in the town that served travellers on the main road from London to York, while if you look up in the middle of the high street you can see Buntingford town clock, a rare example of a 16th century turret timepiece. On a weekly basis Buntingford offers a market on a Monday while annual events include the Lights of Love ceremony in November and a late night shopping evening. The Christmas lights in Buntingford are said by many to be the best around the county. Other events include a vintage car festival and a dog show. One reason families move to Buntingford is for the town's excellent choice of schools. Buntingford has a three-tier school system and all four of the town schools have fantastic reputations. Twelve minutes down the road you can catch a train to London from Ware Station and be in the centre of the capital in 40 minutes. Drive in the other direction to Royston and you can catch a train and be in Cambridge in 30 minutes. The close proximity of both stations to Buntingford can be particularly advantageous for those who want a rural home but need a city for work. If you need more information on Buntingford, pop into the Jonathan Hunt office. We would love to show you round.