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Tring

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Tring is a town in Hertfordshire, England.

Understand[edit]

Tring looking North

History[edit]

A small market town whose origins go back to before the Doomsday Book (Tring being the dominant settlement of the Hundred of Tring). The town is located in a gap in the Chiltern Hills (known as The Tring Gap) and is on the Ackerman St (the Roman Road, now the A41) A great town but more catering to its commuter residents than focusing on tourism.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

Tring is close to the A41 highway and fourteen miles from the M25 motorway. It is also 40 miles from Central London, the United Kingdom's capital, to the southeast. Tring is ten miles from Aylesbury and 26 miles from Bicester to the west.

There are a couple off-ramps from the A41 that connect to roads in Tring.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Railway Station, Station Rd, Tring HP23 5QR. The main train line from London Euston to Milton Keynes stops at Tring Station. The station is a couple of miles out of the town so you will need to arrange transport from the station into Tring. During the week day commute you can get a bus, otherwise it will be a taxi. M-Sa 3 trains per hr to London & 2 trains per hr to Milton Keynes; Su 2 per hr to London, 1 per hr to Milton Keynes. Tring railway station (Q2620068) on Wikidata Tring railway station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

You can also get a bus from Watford or Hemel Hempstead to Aylesbury. There is also a bus to Luton and Dunstable.

By bicycle[edit]

The town has an extensive network of local cycle routes that connect to Regional Cycle Route 30, Regional Cycle Route 3 and National Cycle Route 57 running from Farmington, Gloucestershire near Northleach to Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire.

By Narrowboat[edit]

The Grand Union Canal passes about 1.5km east of the town.

On foot[edit]

The Icknield Way long distance footpath (110 miles) runs from the town to Knettishall Heath near Thetford where it connects to the Peddars Way long distance footpath.

Get around[edit]

Tring is small enough that you can walk around. If you want to visit the surrounding area you will need a car.

See[edit]

Natural History Museum
The Church of St Peter and St Paul
  • 1 Natural History Museum at Tring, The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman St, Tring HP23 6AP, +44 20 7942-6171. M-Sa 10:00-17:00. Su 14:00-17:00. Home to the Natural History Museums bird collection and the Walter Rothschild collection of stuffed animals in a Victorian setting. Free. Natural History Museum at Tring (Q1788142) on Wikidata Natural History Museum at Tring on Wikipedia
  • 2 Tring Park Woods, Park Road (Accessed and signposted at the end of Park Road, 10 min walk from National History Museum. OS Grid ref SP929102). Woodland trust land on the edge of Tring which is signposted and open to the public. Cows are often grazing in the fields so dogs should be kept under control at all times.
  • 3 Pitstone Windmill, Ivinghoe, (4 miles north east of Tring), +44 1442 851227, . Pitstone Windmill (Q7199059) on Wikidata Pitstone Windmill on Wikipedia
  • 4 Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, near Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX (5 miles E of Tring), +44 1442 851227, . Estate is open all year. Free.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

The shops in Tring tend to be more practical and aimed at people who live and work in the area. For example there is a small bookshop, some interior design related shops, a couple of ironmongers, and a stationers. There are a large number of charity shops and estate agents. There are also a number of travel related businesses in and around Tring High Street.

  • 1 Tesco, London Rd, Tring HP23 5NB, +44 345 677 9683. M-Sa 06:00-00:00. Su 10:00-16:00. Supermarket
  • 2 Co-op, 2-4 Silk Mill Way, Tring HP23 5EP, +44 1442 824801. Daily 07:00-22:00. Convenience Store ; ATM

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Also check Leighton Buzzard (11 miles) or Aylesbury (9 miles)

Connect[edit]

  • 1 Post Office, 19 The High St, Tring HP23 5AH. M 09:00-18:00. Tu 09:00-17:30. W 09:00-18:00. Th F 09:00-17:30. Sa 09:00-13:30.

Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Tring is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.