Letchworth is situated in the north of Hertfordshire. Nearby towns include Baldock (2 miles east), Hitchin (4 miles south west) and Stevenage (5 miles south). Letchworth is situated alongside the A1(M) motorway while Letchworth Train Station is on the line to London King's Cross - the journey takes about 40 minutes.
Letchworth is best known for being the World's first Garden City, designed by Ebenezer Howard in 1903. Ebenezer Howard lived in Letchworth until 1920 when he moved to the second garden city that he designed, Welwyn Garden City. The First Garden City Heritage Museum is situated near the town centre and tells the fascinating story of the development of the town. Today the town represents many of the ideals that Ebenezer Howard strived for - a modern, clean town with a balance of residential houses, shopping facilities and industrial areas.
As well as restaurants and pubs, the town also has a cinema - The Broadway Cinema - while Plinston Hall also provides entertainment.
Tourists interested in the history of the Garden City should visit the First Garden City Heritage Museum. Other information on the town can be found in Letchworth Museum & Art Gallery. Just outside of the town is Standalone Farm which is popular with children.
Sports facilities around Letchworth include North Herts Leisure Centre. The nearest golf course is Letchworth Golf Club.