The English town of Berkhamsted is located in the western part of Hertfordshire. The town is located between the towns of Hemel Hempstead and Tring. The town pf Berkhamsted is the administrative centre for the district of Dacorum. Over the years the name of the town has been spelt in many different ways and the present spelling was adopted in 1937. The existence of the town actually dates back to before Saxon times. The town of Berkhamsted is the home to the institute of British Film and also the national archives of the British film industry.
The town of Berkhamsted is ideally located to experience an oceanic climate that is pretty similar to that experienced in almost all other parts of the United Kingdom.
Berkhamsted Castle is a ruined castle from the Norman times. The castle is located next to the railway station. Nowadays the castle is in the care of the English Heritage. The castle was once a royal castle and it was home to Edward who was the Black Prince and his wife who was known as Joan of Kent. The work to construct the castle was started in 1066 and originally it was a Saxon structure that was made from earthworks and timber, however this was replaced in the 1080's by a stone structure and this is when it became a favourite home for the Normans.
There are a number of other notable buildings within the town. The town is home to the oldest extant shop within Great Britain.