View of St Mary's Church in Ross-on-Wye. Herefordshire

Places to stay in Herefordshire


    Welcome to Herefordshire

    Herefordshire is one of the most rural counties in England.

    This sparsely populated agricultural county is situated in the West Midlands and is well known for it's fruit and cider production as well as the famous Hereford cattle breed.

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    Things to do in Herefordshire

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    Herefordshire Cider Route

    Cycling and cider isn’t a combination that is put together too often, but this is exactly what you can enjoy in Herefordshire! The county’s apple farmers have produced delicious cider for centuries, and a 20 mile route on two wheels is a perfect way to sample one or two of them!

    Walk in the Malvern Hills

    The Malvern Hills divide the rolling, beautiful countryside of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, and provide a perfect destination for walkers of all abilities to enjoy, whether it’s a simple path or a rocky ridge that you wish to tackle.

    Canoeing in the Wye Valley

    One of the key landmarks which Herefordshire is famous for is the River Wye and it’s the ideal playground for canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts. Enjoy the challenge of the rapids of Symonds Yat or take a more leisurely pace along the Wye Valley – whichever suits you, you’ll find it here.

    Hereford Cathedral

    Dating back from 1079, Hereford Cathedral is the city’s most impressive and iconic building, demonstrating a range of examples of beautiful architecture from the Norman era until the present day. It’s most famous for its Mappa Mundi, a map seen as a treasure of the medieval world and the largest of its kind still to exist.

    Visit a festival

    Hereford is home to a large variety of festivals, from music to literature, beer to film and plenty more in between. It’s well worth checking what’s going on in the area before your visit, as there could well be something of interest for you to enjoy, often free of charge too!

    Explore the beautiful rural county of Herefordshire

    One of the UK’s quieter and least populous counties, Herefordshire is the ideal corner of the country for enjoying a peaceful, slow-paced British break. Home to the delightful countryside and plenty of opportunities for adventure sports, the area is predominantly rural and perhaps best known for its fruit and cider production, as well as its Hereford cattle, which produces world-renowned beef, coveted by food-lovers across Europe and further afield.

    The final frontier of England before it cedes to Wales, Herefordshire is home to a number of picturesque villages, particularly the photo-friendly settlements of Eardisland and Pembridge, notable for their Tudor architecture. The Wye Valley is similarly stunning, snaking its way through the landscape and offering some truly beautiful views, including that enjoyed by YHA Wye Valley!

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    Berrington Hall

    Behind the slightly austere exterior, the house has a homely feel. Discover how the servants moved around the house unseen.

    Cider Museum

    Cider Museum

    Housed in an old cider making factory, visitors walk through the original cellars and learn about the history of cider making. Visit the Museum website

    Go Ape

    Go Ape

    Go Ape has several locations across the UK where you can climb and fly through the trees.

    Goodrich Castle

    Goodrich Castle

    Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles.