On the edge of the Chiltern Hills in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's easy to see why Tring is so often to be found in the 'top towns' features in newspapers.
The town centre has its own branch of the Natural History Museum, while the Grand Union Canal, Pendley Court Theatre and College Lake Nature Reserve all offer many more days and evenings out for the family. Alternatively, for those who prefer a little - or lot of - rest and relaxation, Champneys Health Resort is only minutes away.
Tring has a wide selection of shops including many established local retailers, such as Metcalfe's the ironmongers and Waterton's the butchers, alongside M&S Food Hall and Tesco. For a town of this size, the pretty High Street boasts a remarkable number of restaurants, bars and coffee shops in a delightful collection of buildings that chronicle the town's architectural history. Tall, red brick Victorian gables nudge up against older Georgian cottages and historic half-timbered houses, with the chains of Prezzo and Costa sitting alongside Lussmanns, The Akeman and Restaurant 23.
Pendley Court Theatre, on the eastern edge of Tring, holds events most weeks of the year and provides a wide-ranging variety of entertainment. Next door, Pendley Manor Hotel, hosts an annual, open-air Shakespeare Festival every summer - a tradition that has taken place here since 1949.
As with everywhere in this neck of the woods, beautiful countryside abounds and provides many enchanting experiences for lovers of the outdoors. Alongside a stroll along the Grand Union Canal, Tring Reservoirs provide a unique and beautiful waterside setting for walking the dog, or simply oneself. For horse riding, it really doesn't get much better than on the National Trust`s 5,000 acre Ashridge Estate. Here you'll also find Ashridge Golf Club, one of number of excellent courses nearby that also include Berkhamsted and The Grove.
Like nearby Berkhamsted, Tring lures families seeking high quality education for their children, with Tring School, and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, on many parents wish lists.
The larger towns of Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead and Watford are short hops by train or car and are home to major department stores, theatres and cinemas. For shoppers and culture vultures who want to go bigger still, Milton Keynes, Westfield at Shepherds Bush and indeed all of Central London are easily accessible, which brings us neatly and finally to commuting.
Tring is an understandably popular and workable choice for anyone working in London with regular direct trains to Euston (about 40 mins) as well as Shepherds Bush (also 40 mins) - for the Westfield shopping centre - as a stop on the Milton Keynes to East Croydon service. The A41 dual carriageway can be picked up on the edge of town and is just short of 12 miles from Junction 20 of the M25, with the M1 about the same distance via Hemel Hempstead. Driving to Heathrow or Luton Airport is therefore very straightforward, with both less than an hour away.
One thing not to miss when in Tring is a trip to the Nash Partnership office, located right in the heart of the town at 35 High Street. The views of local property from the shop are unrivalled, with extensive window displays that front both the High Street, and also Dolphin Square shopping centre: take care to notice the friendly, award-winning team beavering away inside. Despite their industriousness, they are always welcoming to visitors, and whether you speak to Head of Office Richard Warwick, or any of his colleagues, you'll be certain to feel at home.
The Tring office of Nash Partnership handles properties for sale and to let not only in Tring, but also Wigginton, Ivinghoe, Pitstone, Cheddington, Marsworth, Wilstone, Long Marston, Wingrave, Aston Clinton, Weston Turville, Cow Roast, Aldbury, Cholesbury and Hawridge. We'll happily help you narrow down the most suitable locations to focus on for your requirements.