Why live in Markyate

Markyate is located in the county of Hertfordshire and was once a major coaching stop on the highway from London to Birmingham.

The village has a wonderful sense of community with many local events and clubs such as brownies, beavers and scouts. There is also a Football and Cricket club.

Markyate also offers several local services including a mini supermarket with integrated Post Office, pharmacy, bakery, dry cleaners and a hairdresser. As well as two takeaways, a restaurant and if you enjoy a tipple then look no further than our local pubs: The Local, Plume of Feathers and The Red Lion.

The Markyate School and Nursery caters for children up to 11 years old and there is also the independent school Beechwood Park.

As a location, Markyate is very well situated being close to Harpenden, St Albans, and Hemel Hempstead. The village is on the A5, the old Roman Road, north of junction 9 on the M1.

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Markyate Village School and Nursery provides full time education for children from 4½ to 11 years old and part time education in the Early Years Unit for children who are 3½.  Secondary Schools and further education are serviced by local towns Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans.

Groups / Clubs

The Brownies, Beavers and Scouts, Football and Cricket Clubs, the Good Companions 60-plus, All Age Choir, Methodist Sisterhood, bowls, over 50 fitness club, Walkers Group and Local History Society and a local dog walking group.


Travel connections include the following: Bus routes between Luton, Dunstable, Hemel Hempstead, and St. Albans . A coach also travels in to central London with pick ups from the A5. There are rail links from either Harpenden / Luton Parkway via the Thameslink Railway to London St. Pancras International, or Hemel Hempstead to London Euston. London Luton Airport: Domestic/European and International flights just 4 miles away.


In medieval times a community of Benedictine nuns was established in Markyate by Christina. On the ruins of the original priory a manor house, Markyate Cell was built. Many additions have been made over the centuries to the house but parts of the original Tudor building are intact. One of the most notorious residents of the Cell was Lady Katherine Ferrers known as ‘The Wicked Lady’. According to legend and rumor she can still be seen riding across the fields surrounding this magnificent property.

Places of Worship

There are three main churches in the Village – St. John’s the Baptist (stands on a corner of the grounds of Markyate Cell ). Markyate Methodist Church and Markyate Baptist Church. And also St John Fisher Catholic Church which is situated in the near-by village of Redbourn


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