Ware lies just east of the County Town of Hertford. Between 1400 and 1700 Ware prospered as a coaching town but when this trade declined the town began to thrive from the production of malt. For 500 years, until 1994, Ware was England's premier malting town.
One of Ware's ‘claims to fame’ is that Lady Jane Grey was declared Queen here in 1553. The town has many historic buildings including The Priory, founded in 1338, St Mary's Church rebuilt in 1380, old coaching inns and 18th century riverside gazebos.
The town's most intriguing attraction is Scott's Grotto, a Gothic garden building constructed in the 1760’s by the poet John Scott.
In recent years Ware has become increasingly popular with large numbers of buyers coming from London, looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city yet still be within a commutable distance. Ware is a historic market town with a traditional High Street hosting an array of shops, bars and restaurants, together with highly regarded schools.
One of the other attractions of Ware is the semi rural feel it offers, you only have to walk a short distance to find open countryside or the River Lea navigation.
Ware is such a great place to live, but I supposed we are biased! The town has so much history associated with it and we would urge anyone visiting Ware, and even those you have lived here for some time, to take a trip to Ware Museum we promise you won’t be disappointed!
With some great villages within striking distance of the Town it’s not hard to understand why Ware is on the way up.