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Watford Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom


Watford, UK - Sights: Must visit places for every tourist

The city of Watford is considered to be one of the greatest places for staying as the city has lots to offer to its residents. Watford has many excellent sightseeing locations which should not be missed by anyone. In fact, the city has developed as a central hub for economic and cultural growth as it is rich in cultural diversities and historical sites. You are bound to be attracted by the terrific locations, which make the city equally popular both in the day and night time. Some of the attractive locations are described below.

Cassiobury Park

The Cassiobury Park consist an area of nearly 190 acres of open space and was formed from the famous historical grounds of Cassiobury. In the year of 1927, the house was demolished while the Cassiobury Gates, the original imposing gate house entrance was demolished in the 1970s for the widening of the roads. Since then, the park was kept under great administration as it won a Green Flag Award in July, 2007 for the recognition of the best green space in the UK. The Cassioburry Park has an area for children’s play that includes a play equipment, paddling pool, a bouncy castle, mini train track designed for children’s rides, kiosk for buying foods and drinks and an ice cream van. The famous Grand Union Canal passes through the Cassiobury Park. The park derives its name from a Celtic tribe named Cassii who were known to have stayed in this place in the pre-Roman times.

Watford Colosseum

The Watford Colosseum is that place which was used to record the blockbuster Lord of the Rings. In fact, this place is renowned all over the world for its unique acoustic qualities making it the common sets for the record of The Star Wars Trilogies, The sound of Music and the Sleepy Hollow soundtracks. This place is often termed as the best for sound record in the UK. Many renowned performers like Robbie Williams, The Who and Oasis have performed in the Watford Colosseum. Until 2003, this place was better known for the Seventies Disco which featured Carlos Fandango and Jensen D Groover. Although suffering from funding difficulties, this place is still used by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Watford Palace Theatre

The only producing theatre in the district of Hertfordshire, the Watford Palace Theatre is a famous destination for the presentation of selected world premieres, comedy, drama, annual traditional pantomimes and family friendly shows.

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