Ware Town Council

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Notes on a visit to Ware!

During October, Ware had Harpenden Probus Group come along to enjoy a Tour of Ware, arranged by Ware Town Council and guided by John Wing.

Please see below the leader of the group – Mr Brian Davis’ review of his day here in Ware!

‘Make sure you don’t drive past Ware!

Stop and take in the charm and history of the town known to be the oldest continuously inhabited site in Europe which even today boasts houses going back to Medieval times.

Some months ago we contacted Leanne Wootton at Ware Town Council to enquire about a guided tour of the town for our Probus group based in Harpenden.

This culminated in a visit to Ware in October. The Tour comprised a guided walk of the town and a visit to Ware Museum, followed by a Cream Tea at the historic Place House Hall.

The whole process was efficiently organised by Leanne and went off without a hitch.

What a surprise awaited our Probus groups!

Our day started off with a guided tour of the town conducted by John Wing, who gave us a detailed history of Ware – simply a masterclass and should not be missed!!

We learnt about the ‘Great Bed of Ware’, referred to in William Shakespeare’s “TWELFTH NIGHT” and about Ware’s great Malt Industry.

The tour included a visit to Ware Museum – a little gem and finished with an exceptional Cream Tea and cake prepared by Anne at Place House – the former Manor of Ware which dates to the late 13th Century.

Thank you Leanne, John and Anne for making this such a memorable visit.

Brian Davis

October 2019′


If you would like to book a private group tour too – please do not hesitate to contact us and we can help arrange this for you! Call 01279 460316 or email leanne@waretowncouncil.gov.uk