Attractions and Places to Visit in Stevenage
In and around the Stevenage area there are plenty of attractions to visit for the family all year round. In the heart of the county and just 20 minutes from London, the district of Stevenage offers visitors a timeless mix of heritage, retail therapy and exciting events for everyone to enjoy. Stevenage was the first post-war New Town in 1946. The current population is 80,000, twenty times more than in 1901. The Old Town area provides a multitude of choice for pubs, restaurants & take-aways in a relaxing setting. The merger of old and new has worked marvelously and created a fantastic environment. There is a wealth of green, open spaces, the biggest of which is Fairlands Valley Park. Grass, lakes and woodland cover 120 acres. It is ideal for carp, bream and roach fishing, has an abundance of wildlife, a sailing school, the Millenium Avenue and hosts many events, even balloon flights leave from here. There is a 2-week festival each year, incorporating everything from guided walks to live local bands in the park! Stevenage is proud of its history and recent achievements.