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BERKHAMSTED is a historic market town situated in west Hertfordshire between the towns of Tring and Hemel Hempstead. It is a civil parish with a designated Town Council within the administrative district and borough of Dacorum and one of the Local Directory’s three Hertfordshire titles.

It is rich in history; in 1066 William the Conqueror was crowned King of England in the town’s motte and bailey castle, which remains one of the oldest surviving castles in England today. There’s an abundance of blue plaques on the high street’s listed buildings with several 14th and 15th century coaching inns and the impressive 12th century St Peter’s Church, where the Black Prince is entombed. It is home to England’s very first high street shop unit, currently operating as an estate agent and home to one of the country’s oldest schools, Berkhamsted (private) School originally founded in 1541 by Dean John Incent and the slightly younger Ashlyns (state) School, founded by Thomas Coram in 1739, originally as a home for orphan foundlings.

The town has an award-winning restored art-deco cinema, a thriving street market every Wednesday and Saturday, and a monthly visiting French and Italian food market. There’s a bustling high street of independent, individual and familiar stores, and the town is fast becoming known for its culinary and gastro food outlets and eateries.

The completion of the Grand Union canal in 1798 established Berkhamsted’s important trading links to London during the last two centuries; it remains a popular feature of the town today.

Situated just 25 miles (40km) northwest of London, Berkhamsted is a thriving commuter town thanks largely to its excellent road links: the M25, M1 and M40 via the A41, are less than 10 minutes away, whilst its rail links take you to central London (Euston) in just 35 minutes.

The Berkhamsted Local Directory was the fourth magazine to be launched in 2010. It is distributed in the HP4 area which include:

  • Berkhamsted
  • Northchurch
  • Shrublands
  • Kingshill
  • Castle Village
  • Sunnyside

The Berkhamsted Local Directory is delivered to over 8,000 homes every month; by advertising in all 13 Local Directory publications your business could reach over 110,000 homes locally!

The Berkhamsted Local Directory is a gem of information, packed full of products & services mainly from local businesses, as well as interesting articles, informative editorials, events, a cookery page, book review, community page, children’s page, puzzles & essential local information.

Our rates are excellent value and we offer some great packages for long-term advertisers. All directories are published monthly in A5 format. A quarter page ad costs as little as £68 per month (based on 12 months booking in 3 magazines) – in full colour!

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What Our Customers Say

Over the past eight years that we have been advertising with The Local Directory, I have not had the chance to express my gratitude for the hard work and efforts that you and your team have put in to helping us gain a great clientele and become one of the region’s most well-known building companies.

We believe that advertising with you has not only gained Ultimate Construction recognition within our surrounding towns, but has also given the community who receive the magazine a sense of confidence that Ultimate Construction is a company here to stay! Once again many thanks for all you have done and we look forward to continuing our relationship with The Local Directory for many years to come.

AdamOwner, Ultimate Construction

Since we started advertising with The Local Directory, we have received a surprisingly high number of referrals. Our customers are pleased to find us in the Directory and it’s a great guide for local businesses in the area. One of the main reasons we advertise regularly, is that it’s good value for money: its distribution is certified so you know that every household will receive it. It has a great mix of editorial content as well as advertising and is always interesting to read when it arrives each month. Would recommend it as a great medium to increase awareness and sales to any local business.

JessManager, The Love Your Water™ Team

When getting your message out to your audience – the Local Directory is a key player in getting it to those who you want to share it with! I have never been disappointed with the input from the team and communications with Nisha has always gone very smoothly. A very professional, well organised and presented company. Excellent value for money advertising too!

AnnaManager, Wheelhouse Vets

I have been pleasantly surprised by the response I have received by advertising in the Local Directory for the last few months. I was slightly dubious at first but I have had, on average, a couple of good enquiries each week and as a result of this have decided not only to continue my advertising for longer than I had anticipated, but have also put my advertisement into more magazines. To anyone who is unsure I would say give it a go!!’

Barry HolmesOwner, Holmes Garden Services

iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms have been using the Local Directory to advertise our company and services for about three years. Originally we advertised in the Amersham Local Directory, but we have been so delighted with the number of enquiries we received from this advertising that we soon expanded into advertising in the Chalfont and then Beaconsfield Local Directories. As a small but expanding family-run business looking to develop our professional reputation in Amersham and the surrounding areas, we have found the Local Directory to be one of our most successful forms of advertising. We also think the Local Directory plays a vital role in informing the local community of small businesses, services and events in their area. Thank you Local Directory!

AntoniaOwner, iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms
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