Watford has been snubbed in a recent list of the UK's top towns - so we have compiled five things that make the town great.

Consumer choice company Which? ranked all towns and villages in the UK, with Wells in Somerset taking first place, followed by Avebury in Wiltshire and Corfe Castle in Dorset. 

The ranking is based on food and drink, tourist attractions, scenery, attractiveness, shopping and peace and quiet. 

Despite not making the list, Watford is a hub for entertainment, sport and history, while also being a wonderful place to live in, work and visit. 

Here are five things we believe make it such a fantastic place.

Vicarage Road

This stadium is home to the well-loved Watford FC, can hold over 20,000 people and opened in August 1922.

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It is a short walk from Watford High Street station and Sir Elton John is an honorary life-president at the club.

He has performed at the stadium many times, including in July 2022 for two nights.

Cassiobury Park

This is a favourite park in the Watford area and boasts a large amount of activities.

It is 190 acres and has been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK.

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There is the splashpad which has paddling pools and water features for children to play in as well as the bandstand which holds performances throughout the year.

Warner Bros Studios

This is where fans of the Harry Potter fans can get up close to the sets and costumes.

It includes the Great Hall, Forbidden Forrest and the original Hogwarts Express train.

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You can tour the studios and take pictures as well as get involved with the interactive parts and try some of the food and drinks from the films.

Watford Palace Theatre

The Edwardian theatre can seat up to 600 people and shows a variety of musicals, plays and performances.

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It is in the centre of town and has been open since 1908, when it was used as a music hall.

The theatre welcomes people of all ages, as they have a large number of shows each year, including a pantomime most years at Christmas.

Leavesden Studios

This is where all the movie magic happens in Watford, with the area being home to some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

Films such as Barbie, Paddington 2, Wonder Woman and Spiderman Far from Home were all produced here.

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The site was built in 1930 and began its life as Leavesden Aerodrome but since 1994 it has been a film studio.