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On the Northern borders of the capital, just within the M25 motorway, lies the Hertfordshire town of Watford. Home to over 80,000 inhabitants, the town stands on a small hill among The Chilterns at the site of an ancient ford used since Roman times across the River Colne, from which the name derives.

Watford's long heritage can still be seen in the shape of the beautiful thirteenth century St Mary's church, which stands on the site of a previous Saxon church that the original settlement was centred around.

Other stunning pieces of local architecture in the local area include The Grove and Cassiobury, grand country houses that were historically the seats of two powerful families in the area.

The town's industrial past is embodied by the fact that both the main rail route between the country's capital and second city, Birmingham, and the Grand Union Canal pass through Watford.

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