A visit to Hereford is like stepping back in time. This English Cathedral city is situated near the Welsh border on the River Wye, and has a rich heritage and culture dating back to the middle ages. This is a city which celebrates the past and embraces the present, offering visitors a taste of the past, with all the convenience of a modern city.. Hereford is a fine old English country town and is an ideal destination for relaxing and enjoying the simpler things in life: stunning countryside, fine food and drink and taking the time to explore and discover one of the most beautiful corners of England.
For a short break there is plenty to do in and around the city, and for longer visits, the town is a great base for exploring the charming villages and tranquil beauty of the Herefordshire countryside. One of Hereford’s most famous exports is cider, and a stay in the city provides plenty of opportunities to find out about the history of cider making, and of course, to sample some of the local produce.
Hereford Cider Museum is family friendly, with lots of hands on activities, including seasonal apple pressing. One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the 1000 year old Hereford Cathedral which houses, amongst its many treasures, the world famous 13th century Mappa Mundi. Another notable historic building is the Jacobean Old House in High Town. This free to enter museum recreates life in a seventeenth century household, complete with resident ghosts.
Hereford offers a wealth of different shopping options. For convenient, modern shopping malls, head for the Old Market, which, despite its name, is a smart brand new shopping area, with well known high street names, a cinema and plenty of cafes and restaurants. By contrast, the narrow and winding pavement of Church Street, lined with quaint old buildings, is an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.
This historic traffic free street links the HIgh Town area with the Cathedral and is full of unusual and interesting shops, cafes and bars. The pedestrianised Victorian Butter Market is located in the HIgh Town area of the city and is a vibrant, popular market with dozens of stalls including antiques, leather goods, gifts and crafts and street food.
Hereford’s location in the heart of the English countryside means that there is no shortage of delicious, fresh, local specialities to satisfy hungry visitors. For truly elegant fine dining, the Castle Restaurant and Bistro offers seasonal menus sourced from local Herefordshire Farms. For more intimate dining by a roaring log fire, the Plough Inn offers hearty traditional pub food, with a fine selection of real ales and local ciders.
Hereford is a town full of character, with a varied choice of accommodation, sure to suit every style and budget. Stay in the heart of the city, in the convenience of a modern hotel or a comfortable inn, close to the main sights and attractions, or opt for the tranquility of the countryside with a cosy bed and breakfast, or a pet friendly self catered cottage. To truly get back to nature and explore the surrounding area, Herefordshire has many modern well equipped traditional campsites, and for those looking for a little bit of luxury, how about a romantic log cabin complete with hot tub, or a fairytale tree house with a view of the stars.
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