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7 Top Landmarks in Stevenage

7 Top Landmarks in Stevenage
 Date: January 2, 2022
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Stevenage is a town in Hertfordshire, England. Stevenage has an area of 34.5 km2 and the population of Stevenage is currently around 87,845 people. Stevenage was first mentioned in writing as Stevenage (meaning Steven's place) in an Anglo-Saxon charter dating from 972 AD.
A large part of Stevenage lies on the most northerly chalk ridge of the Chiltern Hills which forms part of the North Downs Way National Trail that stretches 185 miles from Farnham to Dover via Canterbury and Folkestone.

 

 

#1 Church Farm Ardeley

It is a local landmark and is Stevenage's oldest working farm. The farmhouse and barns date back to the 15th century, but today it operates as an upmarket restaurant serving British dishes.

#2 Stevenage Leisure Centre

This Stevenage landmark is the largest leisure center in Hertfordshire. It features an indoor pool, four outdoor tennis courts, gymnasiums, and more than 900 parking spaces for staff and visitors. Stevenage Leisure Centre opens at least five hours every day of the year (except Christmas Day) to provide facilities for swimming lessons, aqua aerobics classes, and other sports activities.

#3 Stevenage Museum

The Stevenage Museum is located in the Old Town Hall building, which was built by the Stevenage Urban District Council. It features exhibits about Stevenage's history dating back to Roman times and it has many items on display from people who lived in Stevenage over the centuries. The museum also houses a collection of James Sadler memorabilia, including his balloon basket that he used when he became the first Englishman to fly nonstop across Europe (in 1785).

#4 Sawbridgeworth Windmill

This landmark still operates as a working windmill today and produces stone-ground flour for sale at local farmers' markets. There are regular demonstrations here so visitors can see how this unique feature works and learn more about Ashwellthorpe Mill's restoration efforts.

#5 Cromer Windmill

It is a Grade II listed windmill located in Stevenage Old Town. It is the only surviving mill out of four that once stood on Stevenage High Street. Cromer Windmill was built around 1760, possibly by William Smith who had been given permission to build it earlier that year for grinding corn and malt. The Millers House which dates back to 1680 houses an exhibition about life in Stevenage through time with exhibits including Victorian toys, costumes, kitchen dresser items, etc.

#6 Lamex Stadium

It is Stevenage’s premier sports arena. The stadium is home to Stevenage FC, a football club that plays in the English Football League Two. Stevenage Town F.C., an even older team, also played at Lamex Stadium until 2010 when they moved across town to share with Stevenage Borough Council their new purpose-built facilities for hockey and other field sports on the Dons Way Sports Ground next door.
Lately, there has been talking of moving Stevenage FC back to Lamex which would necessitate major renovations since many changes have occurred over time including updates related to health and safety regulations as well as modernizing concessions areas along with seating options throughout the venue where fans can enjoy food before during games while taking advantage of Stevenage FC’s hospitality packages that include pre-game meals and post-game socializing.
Lamex Stadium also offers a range of parking options including about 500 spaces reserved for Stevenage supporters, which are usually full on match days so Stevenage fans often park in the town center area or at one of several other car parks within walking distance from Lamex. There is also an abundance of public transportation to Lamex with bus stops located near Stevenage Town Centre as well as having train station connections via London North Eastern Railway (London Kings Cross).

#7 Stevenage Town Hall

It was built in the 1930s and still has many of its original features. The hall looks great at night when it's lit up by lights along the paths that lead into town from what used to be North Hertfordshire Railway Station - now a pub! There are also some lovely gardens just outside the front door which have been refurbished over recent years making them perfect for spending time relaxing with friends or family during the summer months.

Bottom line

Stevenage is a large town in England, and it's one of the largest towns north of London. Stevenage has grown from an agricultural village to a thriving place home to more than 80,000 people today. It’s also been called “Britain’s Silicon Valley.” Stevenage offers plenty for travelers to enjoy as well as many opportunities for business people looking to grow their ventures near London or Cambridge (just an hour away). Today we touched on some of Stevenage’s most famous landmarks; be sure not to miss them when you visit.

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