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BEST WESTERN Homestead Court Hotel

Homestead Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4LX

Ratings & Awards


3 stars Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.
Bronze CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities


  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (70 spaces)
  • Parking On Site
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • All Public Areas Non Smoking

Get in touch


08445 76 76 76
*local rate

Attractions
near the BEST WESTERN Homestead Court Hotel, Welwyn Garden City


Hatfield House

Chosen as the home for Henry VIII's children, Hatfield House is a gem in Hertfordshire's crown. Visitors can see tapestries, furniture and works of art in the house and explore the extensive gardens.

Available : Apr - Sep 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)

Knebworth House

Mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1085 as "Chenepeword", meaning a village on a hill, Hertfordshire's Knebworth House has been in the Lytton family since 1490. Once a huge red-brick Tudor house, it is now a towering gothic mansion.

Available : Mar - Sep 2013 (annual)

Sonisphere

The Sonisphere festival, on tour in Europe, comes to the UK's stately home of rock music - Knebworth in Stevenage. Camping is available from Thursday and the bill is firmly rooted in out and out rock music.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Fireworks Display

Cheshunt Park celebrates Guy Fawkes night with a huge fireworks display. The evening's entertainment includes food and refreshments, a bonfire and a funfair.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Woodside Leisure Park

Opened in January 1996, Woodside Leisure Park consists of Hollywood Bowl ten-pin bowling, an eight-screen Warner Village Cinema and the first-ever Kidsports facility. There are also various chain restaurant outlets and a bar (in Hollywood Bowl).

Available : Daily

Standon Calling

The intimate Standon Calling festival returns to the grounds of a 16th-century Hertfordshire manor house with cutting-edge live music, DJs and boutique camping. Intriguing components of this special festival include an underwater disco in the manor swimming pool!

Available : Aug 2013; not Wed (annual)

The Snow Centre

UK-based snow sports fanatics need not travel to the Alps every time they need a quick winter sports fix. Hemel Hempstead now boasts a 160m slope, an indoor lesson slope of 100m and top-of-the-range equipment and facilities.

Available : Daily

Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green

Tucked away in Hertfordshire's undulating countryside, Perry Green was English sculptor Henry Moore's home from 1940 until 1977. The gardens, barns and sheep fields contain numerous sculptures, drawings and lithographs, tapestries, working models and carvings made by the artist.

Available : Mar - Aug 2013; not Mon (annual)

Watford Palace Theatre

The Watford Palace Theatre, which reopened in autumn 2004 after a £8.7m refurbishment, is a hive of cultural activity for Watford. The theatre produces nine shows a year, many of which tour nationally and transfer to the West End.

Available : Daily

Harlequin Shopping Centre

With 140 stores, including the likes of John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, BHS and Next, Watford's Harlequin Shopping Centre offers an unrivalled shopping experience, where you literally can shop 'til you drop!

Available : Daily

Watford Museum

Watford Museum tells the story of Watford past and present. Housed in the former offices of Benskins Brewery, it has displays of local history and industry, as well as paintings and sculpture.

Available : Thu, Fri, and Sat only

The Haunted Museum

Ghoulish goings-on and spooky sights await any child courageous enough to enter Watford Museum this Halloween. Under cover of darkness it opens its chambers and holds a night-time tour through its creepy corridors - with plenty of surprises.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

The Grove

Once a weekend retreat for Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and Lord Palmerston, The Grove is an 18th-century mansion, set in 300 acres of parkland, with a fully-equipped Ayurvedic spa, a pay/play Championship golf course, three restaurants and lovely formal gardens. What's more, you don't need to be a guest at the five-star hotel to make the most of the facilities.

Available : Daily

Cassiobury Park

A splendid vista of English greenery, Cassiobury Park was once the estate of the Earls of Essex, as restored by Charles II. It is now administered by Watford Borough Council, offering a variety of natural habitats on either side of the Grand Union Canal for sporting and leisure pursuits. A mixture of flowerbeds, shrubberies and meadowland, the park is a haven for cycle riders, locals and visitors alike to escape the urban hustle and bustle.

Available : Daily

Battle of Britain Weekend

London's RAF Museum commemorates the bravery of those who took part in the Battle of Britain with a weekend of special activities. Bringing history to life, actors present the story of RAF pilots, while a living-history area shows the struggles they endured.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

World Darts Championship

The World Darts Championship, held at Alexandra Palace in London, has a global TV audience of more than ten million viewers. And then there's the small matter of the largest prize fund of any darts event anywhere.

Available : Dec 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

Tottenham Hotspur FC 2012/13

Spurs play their home matches at White Hart Lane. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Kenwood House

Kenwood House is an idyllic cream mansion on north London's Hampstead Heath. View paintings by Rembrandt, Turner and Gainsborough left by the first Earl of Iveagh in 1927. A walk across the heath provides spectacular views of London.

Available : Daily

Kite Flying on Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill, one of the highest points on north London's Hampstead Heath, offers unbeatable views of the city. Join kite-flyers and make the most of the wind and the thrilling backdrop, featuring St Paul's, Canary Wharf and other prominent landmarks.

Available : Daily

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery is a treasure trove of decadent Victorian deathly delights - its numerous tombs and gravestones reflect grand Victorian taste in every sense.

Available : Daily

William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is England's only public museum dedicated to the avatar of the Arts and Crafts movement. The 18th-century Water House, the master designer's early home, houses numerous artefacts from Morris' long, wide-ranging career as designer, manufacturer, printer and socialist, and presents examples of his wallpaper designs, tapestry and books.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

Conceived as an extension of London Zoo and the first open zoo in Europe, Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is set in 600 acres of parkland and is home to around 3000 animals from 150 different species, as well as a dedicated conservation programme and top class education facilities.

Available : Daily

Shaolin Training

Shaolin Training is not for the faint-hearted. Best known for breaking concrete blocks with their heads, the monks at this temple in North London offer you a glimpse inside their world as well as the chance to build your strength of both body and mind.

Available : Daily; not Sat

Club Kali

A bit of a well-kept secret, Club Kali at The Dome in Tufnell Park is an open and friendly bi-monthly gay Asian music night

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)

Designer Warehouse Womenswear Sale

Those with an eye for a real fashion bargain visit the Designer Warehouse Womenswear Sale at Islington Studios. Find catwalk samples, international designers and current collections at up to 80% off original prices. Major names include Prada, Armani and Missoni.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Keats House

The poet's London residence from 1818 to 1820 was the venue in which he wrote his finest poems. Today it houses a museum and library devoted to the poet.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Arsenal FC 2012/13

Arsenal FC play their home matches at The Emirates Stadium. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

FA Cup Final

The FA Cup dates back to the 1871/1872 season, when 15 teams took part. Nowadays the competition kicks off in November with some 700 teams all having the same dream, of holding the cup aloft at Wembley Stadium in May.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Carling Cup Final

Although not as high-profile as the FA Cup, in recent years the Carling Cup has enjoyed something of a renaissance, and the winners earn potentially lucrative UEFA Cup qualification. The final is played at Wembley Stadium.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)

Camden Crawl

Indie junkies in skinny black jeans head for London's Camden Crawl. Fifty venues across Camden welcome bands and surprise guests and host quizzes, film shorts, DJ aftershow parties and musical bingo!

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Bikram Yoga

This is not the type of yoga that will chill you out. The hottest holistic craze to leave the States is now well ensconced in North London at its own centre in Chalk Farm. Get ready for serious sweating - Bikram Yoga is here to stay.

Available : Daily

Freud Museum

Number 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, was Sigmund Freud's last home after he fled Austria following the German invasion of 1938. Today the house is maintained as a museum, with holdings including Freud's library, his collection of antiquities, and, of course, his famous rug-covered couch.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Tue

yogahome

Whether it's integral, iyengar, hatha fusion or ashtanga, any type of yoga can help to build a strong flexible body and a calm focused mind. yogahome, Stoke Newington's oasis of calm, offers the lot - as well as plenty of alternative therapies, which are available daily.

Available : Daily

Oak Bar

The Oak has long been established as part of the north London scene and hosts a series of nights which keep interest up and different crowds coming. There's the famous Viv Acious quiz; Liberte, the mega-popular soul, swing and reggae night (one of the few in London that attracts a good mix of black and white women); Girlfriends (garage with go-go dancers) and an indie night.

Available : Daily

Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is one of the city's most exciting performance venues. This North London landmark was once a turntable for steam trains, now after a multi-million pound makeover it's a unique music venue and innovative arts and theatre space.

Available : Daily

Buddhist Meditation

London and meditation would appear to be impossible bedfellows - but the increasingly popular Heruka Centre in North London is proving otherwise. This is where more and more people are coming to take time out to calm the mind - it could lead to lasting happiness.

Available : Daily

Triyoga Centre

London is an exhausting place to be in and city life can get to you. So why not forget urban life in the haven of tranquillity that is the Triyoga Centre in leafy Primrose Hill.

Available : Daily

Egg

Tucked away in Kings Cross, Egg has an unpretentious vibe and is brilliantly laid out around a central courtyard with open-air terraces. A mix of fun and funky nights appeal to all-night clubbers and hardcore, after-hour party people.

Available : Fri and Sat only

Camden Market

The most colourful, diverse and labyrinthine of London's flea markets, Camden Market is one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. if you visit on a Sunday, you'll discover just how busy it can get.

Available : Daily

The Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival tours dozens of different countries, presenting award-winning films with topics ranging from remote landscapes to daredevil action sports. Visit London's Union Chapel in Islington for some jaw-dropping and thought-provoking features.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)


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BEST WESTERN Homestead Court Hotel
Homestead Lane
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 4LX

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