market town and civil parish in the Borough of Dacorum, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Tring is a a commuter town of 12,000 people (2013) in Hertfordshire, England. It site in a gap passing through the Chiltern Hills, classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It in 30 miles (50 km) from central London within the London commuter belt.

Understand edit

Tring looking North

History edit

A small market town whose origins go back to before the Doomsday Book (Tring being the dominant settlement of the Hundred of Tring). The town is located in a gap in the Chiltern Hills (known as The Tring Gap) and is on the Ackerman St (the Roman Road, now the A41) A great town but more catering to its commuter residents than focusing on tourism.

Get in edit

By road edit

Tring is close to the A41 highway and 14 miles from the M25 motorway. Tring is ten miles from Aylesbury and 26 miles from Bicester to the west.

There are a couple of off-ramps from the A41 that connect to roads in Tring.

By train edit

  • 1 Railway Station, Station Rd, Tring HP23 5QR. The main train line from London Euston to Milton Keynes stops at Tring Station. M-Sa 3 trains per hour from London & 2 trains per hour from Milton Keynes; Su 2 per hour from London, 1 per hour from Milton Keynes. The station is a couple of miles out of the town so you will need to arrange transport from the station into Tring. During the week day commute you can get a bus, otherwise it will be a taxi.    

By bus edit

You can get a bus from Watford or Hemel Hempstead to Aylesbury. There is also a bus from Luton and Dunstable.

By bicycle edit

The town has an extensive network of local cycle routes that connect to Regional Cycle Route 30, Regional Cycle Route 3 and National Cycle Route 57 running from Farmington, Gloucestershire near Northleach to Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire.

By narrowboat edit

The Grand Union Canal passes about 1.5km east of the town.

On foot edit

The Icknield Way long distance footpath (110 miles) runs from the town to Knettishall Heath near Thetford where it connects to the Peddars Way long distance footpath.

Get around edit

Tring is small enough that you can walk around. If you want to visit the surrounding area you will need a car.

See edit

Natural History Museum
The Church of St Peter and St Paul
  • 1 Natural History Museum at Tring, The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman St, Tring HP23 6AP, +44 20 7942-6171. Tu-Su and bank holidays 10AM-5PM. A sister museum to the larger Natural History Museum in London, more than 4,900 objects are stored in the Hertfordshire collection. The private collection of Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild. Items include two little fleas dressed as Mexicans dating back to 1905 and the last British specimen of the great auk, which is extinct. Free.    
  • 2 Tring Park Woods, Park Road (accessed and signposted at the end of Park Road, 10 min walk from National History Museum. OS Grid ref SP929102). Woodland trust land on the edge of Tring which is signposted and open to the public. Cows are often grazing in the fields, so dogs should be kept under control at all times.
  • 3 Pitstone Windmill, Ivinghoe, (4 miles north east of Tring), +44 1442 851227, .    
  • 4 Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, near Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX (5 miles E of Tring), +44 1442 851227, . Estate is open all year. The site of a priory which dates back to 1283, the vast Ashridge House was built in the early 19th century. The house is now a business school, but the rolling hills and 5,000-acre woodland in the estate beyond are managed by the National Trust and Woodland Trust Free.    

Do edit

  • 4 Ivinghoe Beacon (south of A489 1.5 mi (2.4 km) east of Ivinghoe Village). For climbers.    

Buy edit

The shops in Tring tend to be more practical and aimed at people who live and work in the area. For example there is a small bookshop, some interior design related shops, a couple of ironmongers, and a stationers. There are many charity shops and estate agents. There are also some travel-related businesses in and around Tring High Street.

  • 1 Tesco, London Rd, Tring HP23 5NB, +44 345 677 9683. M-Sa 6AM-midnight, Su 10AM-4PM. Supermarket
  • !2 Co-op, 2-4 Silk Mill Way, Tring HP23 5EP, +44 1442 824801. Daily 7AM-10PM. Convenience store, ATM.

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Outside Tring edit

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Connect edit

  • 1 Post Office, 19 The High St, Tring HP23 5AH. M 9AM-6PM, Tu 9AM-5:30PM, W 9AM-6PM, Th F 9AM-17:30PM, Sa 9AM-1:30PM.

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Routes through Tring
Aylesbury  NW   SE  BerkhamstedHemel Hempstead

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