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From Saturday 22nd August to Sunday 6th September, the resident fairies and elves will be lifting the magic that usual keeps them hidden from view so that Hertford families will be able to see their homes nestled around the Castle grounds.

The trail, organised by Hertford Town Council is free for families and visitors of all ages to explore, seven days a week from 6.30am to 9pm, during the opening times of the castle grounds.

Multiple mythical creature displays will be hidden within the castle grounds and around the flower gardens, river, stone walls and ancient trees.

With help from local organisations and charities, visitors, residents and families are invited to enjoy the first enchanted fairy trail the Town Council has organised, aimed at providing a fun activity for free during the summer holidays.
All we ask if that you look and don’t touch the displays, as we don’t want the fairies and elves to get frightened and not return next year!

Whilst in Hertford, we encourage visitors to support the local businesses in the town centre by purchasing take away food and beverages to hold a picnic within the picturesque setting of the castle grounds. Alternatively why not make the most of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme and dine in at the multitude of cafes, restaurants and delis the county town has on offer saving up to £10 per person from Monday – Wednesday during August.

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.”

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