©

Welwyn trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Welwyn

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Hertfordshire  /  Welwyn
Welwyn is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. The parish also includes the villages of Digswell and Oaklands. It is sometimes called Old Welwyn to distinguish it from the newer settlement of Welwyn Garden City, about a mile to the south, though many residents object to the suggestion of inferiority or irrelevance that tends to be implied by the moniker "Old".EtymologyThe name is derived from Old English welig meaning "willow", referring to the trees that nestle on the banks of the River Mimram that flows through the village. The name itself is an evolution from weligun, the dative form of the word, and so is more precisely translated as "at the willows", unlike nearby Willian which is likely to mean simply "the willows". In having its name derived from welig rather than sealh (the more commonly cited Old English word for willow), Welwyn perhaps shares an etymology with the estate of Heligan in Cornwall whose name is derived from helygen, the Cornish word for willow.HistorySituated in the valley of the River Mimram, Welwyn was first settled in the Iron Age. The Belgae Celtic culture colonised the area in the 1st century BC along with much of South-Eastern England, with Welwyn believed to have been settled by the Catuvellauni tribe, and later it was settled by the Romans along with the rest of England. The area is reputed to have been marshy in times past, and the settlement of Welwyn was a known fording point across the river.
Take stress off the schedule by using our United Kingdom (UK) road trip planning app .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Welwyn

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Welwyn

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Hertfordshire

6 days in Radlett & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hertfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Knebworth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Watford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Watford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Royston BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Royston BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Watford BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Letchworth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Watford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans