Ware Rural (parish) was created in 1894 to cover the rural part of Ware when it was made an urban district. The rural parish is located to the east of Ware and contains a small village named Wareside. Since the formation of East Hertfordshire in 1974 Wareside is considered a civil parish (i.e. the parish of Ware Rural has probably been renamed).
Wareside is approximately 3 miles east of the town of Ware (from where it probably took its name) and the larger town of Hertford, the county town of Hertfordshire. Nearby villages include Widford, Hunsdon, Babbs Green and Bakers End. Nearby hamlets include Cold Christmas and Helham Green. The B1004 road linking Ware to Bishop's Stortford goes through the village and the main A10 road can be picked up at Thundridge.