Activities and Attractions
Benington Lordship Gardens
Situated just four miles east of Stevenage in the picturesque village of Benington, the gardens cover seven acres, surrounding a fine Georgian manor house with remains of a Norman Castle and moat. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the peaceful location, a haven for wildlife that offers unspoilt views over the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.
Situated in the crypt of Stevenage’s main church, this free-to-visit museum offers an insight into the development of Stevenage from the stone age through to its development as a New Town.
St Nicholas Norman Church
The former parish church of Stevenage, prior to the expansion of the New Town, whose construction dates from approximately 1100AD. The original flint tower survives alongside mediaeval and newer elements.
The Sunflower House
6 Norton Green Cottages, Norton Green.
Artist Gordana Bjelic-Rados painted one of the exterior walls and roof of her home with a brightly coloured sunflower mural back in 1997, and it’s still one of Stevenage’s most famous landmarks today.