Destination guide

Have a magical adventure with holiday lettings in Watford

The town of Watford is located northwest of London, and it’s a great place to experience a holiday trip that offers entertainment and excitement for the whole family. Holiday travels in this area offer the opportunities to see where movies get made, for sports and leisure, local history, outdoor adventuring and fine dining and shopping. Whatever your need to take time away from your daily life, a holiday in Watford may be the ideal solution. It all begins when you secure holiday lettings in this town.


Visit historic heritage sites near Watford holiday homes

Watford holiday homes put you near a whopping 92 heritage-listed buildings, so there’s much history to explore. You could start with the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church and its interior 1850 renovations with Gothic Revival architecture, and continue to Holy Rood Church, which was first built in 1890 by John Francis Bentley. Bhaktivedanta Manor is a former estate built in 1884 and today is a Hindu holy site that offers farmlands, gardens and a temple, and is open year round. Oxhey Chapel dates to the 17th century and has served as a church, barracks, and wedding chapel.


Activities and attractions in Watford

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Watford a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Legoland (17.1 mi / 27.4 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Twickenham Stadium (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • BT Tower (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (14.9 mi / 24 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Watford

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Watford is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Hyde Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Russell Square (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • St. James Park (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Watford

The nearest airport is in London (LHR-Heathrow), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LTN-Luton), which is 15.4 mi (24.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Watford High Street Station, Watford Junction Station and Bushey Station are the main stations in the area. Catch a ride on the metro at Watford Station to easily navigate the city.

How to get around

Transport to Watford holiday cottages

There’s plenty of options for travel and transport near your Watford holiday cottages. The nearest airport is London Heathrow, but hourly buses run into town. There are also a number of motorway junctions near the town, so taxi, rideshare, car hire and personal vehicle travel are reasonable methods of getting here. Travel by rail is convenient as three railway stations serve the town, as does the underground. Many areas are good for cyclists and pedestrians, and a leisurely walk allows you to discover new shops, cafes and locations you might otherwise miss.

Food & drink

Delicious delicacies the sample near Watford villa rentals

To immerse yourself in the Watford experience, try regional recipes at pubs and restaurants near your villa rentals. Veal kidney pie is a local staple, with the meat seasoned with herbs, cloves, nutmeg and celery, then mixed with hard-boiled eggs, stock and wine. Hasty-batter is a sweet treat made with new milk, bay leaves, lemon rind, sugar and eggs. Hertfordshire clangers are a sort of elongated savoury dumpling similar to jam roly-poly, but not sweet. Of course, old-fashioned bangers and mash or fish and chips can also be had to satisfy your comfort food cravings.

Essential info

Essential information to know about a Watford holiday rental

One of the biggest advantages of a Watford holiday rental is that it offers access to so many different opportunities. Those looking for a serene and quiet time away from the bustle of the city will find it here. There are other areas with a thriving nightlife and active scene to enjoy. It’s a generally safe place to take a trip, for families and couples alike, so long as you exercise basic caution and common sense. There’s also plenty to do both indoor and outdoor, from streetside markets to museums and more.

Family friendly

Family-friendly fun from your Watford holiday lettings

Your entire family will find fun and entertainment not far from Watford holiday lettings. You can visit the Warner Bros. Studios and see real film sets while learning the special effects tricks that go into movie magic. Cassiobury Park offers 190 acres of woodland and green space with a nature reserve and attractions just for the kids. At Aldenham Country Park you’ll have 175 acres of parkland near a reservoir with themed play areas and the opportunity to see rare livestock. The Cheslyn House and Gardens is a dog-friendly park with sculptures, an aviary, a pond and serene walking trails.

Can I find a vacation rental around Watford?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 9,291 vacation rentals near Watford. From 6,804 flats & apartments to 25 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Watford for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Watford?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Watford. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: 7,736 vacation rentals
  • St. Albans Bricket Wood Station: 8,061 vacation rentals
  • Bushey Station: 8,873 vacation rentals
  • Cassiobury Park: 8,435 vacation rentals
  • How Wood Station: 7,804 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Watford listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Watford?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 6,804 Flats in Watford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Watford include:

  • Villas: 25 rentals available
  • Houses: 2,074 rentals available
  • Cottages: 62 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Watford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 100 vacation rentals with pool available in Watford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.