YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Pirton

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
Pirton

Default Banner.jpg

Pirton Village Pond

Pirton is a small village near Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

Understand[edit]

Pirton is a small, traditionally English village with a population of about 1500. It has been settled since the Anglo-Saxon era and was mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086 where it was known as "Peritone" meaning place or house of pears.

Get in[edit]

The local bus (number 89) runs on a circuit through Pirton and other neighbouring settlements including Hitchin and Holwell. Taxis can be taken from Hitchin, specifically Hitchin station with varying prices depending on number of passengers, luggage ect. It is possible (and easy) to walk across country from Hitchin or other neighbouring villages. The ground is mostly easy, the paths well used and no walk will be more than a few miles.

Get around[edit]

The local 89 bus stops at both ends of the village. Impart from this the village is small enough to walk across in less than 10 minutes.

See[edit][add listing]

There are two interesting historical sites in the village. The first is St. Marys church a traditional English stone church at least several hundred years old. A short walk away is the other site, the remains of a Norman Mott and Bailey castle. Unfortunately much of the castle was made from wood and is long gone but the hill and earth works remain.

Do[edit][add listing]

The annual village fair is held in June every year and is very popular with locals. It has a variety of attractions and a good atmosphere. The "Rec" where the fair is held often fields games of football and cricket with mainly local teams and tennis in the summer. Pirton has two pubs, The Mott and Bailey (named after the local ruins) and The Fox. Both are popular locally and are open most days of the week. As Pirton is a traditional English village it has nice surrounding countryside and a large number of walks for the rambling minded visitor.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There is a small shop located on the high street which sells only the basics, newspapers, bread, milk ect.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are two pubs in Pirton which sell a variety of meals and food. Soft drinks and bottled water can be bought from the village shop.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are two pubs in Pirton which sell a variety of meals and food. Soft drinks and bottled water can be bought from the village shop.

Stay Safe[edit]

Crime is unknown. The only real danger is people ignoring the 30mph speed limit on the villages narrow roads. Some pathways and routes are naturally steep and may be slippery especially in Winter but most will pose no problem even for a novice walker


Stay Healthy[edit]

Hitchin has a Doctors surgery and Pharmacy. The nearest large Hospital is Lister in Stevenage.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

As a small village there is no where that offers accommodation.

Get out[edit]

The local bus (number 89) runs on a circuit through Pirton and other neighbouring settlements including Hitchin and Holwell. Taxis can be taken to or from Hitchin, specifically Hitchin station with varying prices depending on number of passengers, luggage ect. Create category

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!