General Information

7th - 8th September 2024 - Hertfordshire

  • Location

    This year Detectival takes place on new land in Hertfordshire, near the historic town of Letchworth. Letchworth was an ancient parish, appearing in the Domesday Book of 1086.

    We have around 1000 acres of land for you to search for historical items.

  • Getting There

    10 Miles North of Stevenage
    20 Miles East of Luton
    35 Miles South of Cambridge

    Nearest Town
    Letchworth - 6 Miles

    Nearest Airports
    Luton (LTN) - 16 Miles
    London Stansted (STN) - 30 Miles
    Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 99 Miles
    London Heathrow (LHR) - 48 Miles

    Nearest Train Station
    Letchworth Train Station - 6 Miles
    Stevenage Train Station - 8 Miles

  • Food & Drink

    You will find a broad choice of food and drink at Detectival.

    From burgers and chips to Mexican and Vegan options, there is something for everyone from breakfast to supper.

    There will be a fully licensed bar on site serving refreshing drinks all day and evening.

  • The Magic Teapot

    The Magic Teapot is an all weather acoustic venue with an open fire and live music. Help yourself to tea and sit back to listen to the live music. They will stay open 24 hours a day, providing a welcoming place for people to gather whatever the time of day or night. 
  • Glamping

    Detectival is delighted to have teamed up with The Woodville Project to offer a luxury camping experience at this gathering of metal detecting enthusiasts from all around the world.

    Arrive to your bell tent, pitched and ready for your enjoyment. Our packages cover Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 2024.

    More info 
  • On Site Showers

    This year we have on site showers available for all camping guests. Individual bays each have a hot-water shower with spacious drying area, plus a basin, seat, mirror and coat hook. 

  • Machine Hire

    Whether you're a seasoned metal detectorist or just looking to try it out for the first time, we're offering metal detector hire to help you uncover hidden treasures and artifacts.

  • Raffle

    Enter our raffle for a chance to win amazing prizes! Prizes include metal detectors and pin pointers. Tickets can be purchased on arrival.

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