More About Herefordshire

Herefordshire is known as the land of milk and honey with its abundance of unspoilt countryside and arable farms, bubbling with enchanting rivers. Throughout this great county there are holiday cottages scattered in idyllic locations. From large rustic self catering cottages to fit the whole family to exclusive luxury apartments ideal for an indulgent break for two, there are a range of holiday cottages to suit your holiday. In regions which are synonymous with quality fresh produce, such as Herefordshire, you can browse the many farmers markets and select the finest fresh produce, then prepare a meal in the privacy of your own holiday cottage.

Herefordshire Cottages
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Herefordshire is the epitome of unspoilt English countryside. The county is one of the most sparsely populated in England and the city and few towns it has are perched along the four rivers that cut through the landscape – leaving vast expanses of countryside for outdoor attractions and activities. There are also many castle ruins, stately homes and local museums where you can learn more about the county’s rich history. Herefordshire’s rural charm has made it a haven for artists and craftmakers working with many different kinds of materials, while its strong agricultural roots mean there is a thriving local produce industry – all of which you can buy at the local shops and markets.

Things to Do in Herefordshire

Herefordshire’s rolling terrain and river valleys provide you with the perfect backdrop for a whole range of outdoor attractions and activities – on land, in water and through the air. The country lanes and tracks are ideal for tranquil walks, cycling or horse-riding, but if you want to get your blood pumping you can experience mountain biking, climbing, caving, zipline, karting, bungee jumping, skydiving – the list is endless. The River Wye, the fifth-longest in the UK, and other rivers play a big part in recreation, and watersports are a very popular pastime. Almost every watersport is available to try, but you should definitely have a go at wind surfing, waterskiing and white water rafting. Once you’ve worn yourself out, spend some time wandering round the dozens of castle ruins, stately homes and local museums. The county has a wide variety of historical sites dating from 100 BC all the way through to the 18th Century. The Hereford Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to visit.

Herefordshire Attractions

We want you to enjoy the best that Herefordshire has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

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Hot air ballooning

There is only one way to see the beauty of Herefordshire’s countryside in all its glory and that is from the sky – as long as you’re not scared of heights. A number of companies put on hot air balloon rides from Eastnor Castle that will take you along the top of the Malverns – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – with incredible views over Herefordshire and neighbouring Worcestershire.

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Black and white village trail

Herefordshire is famous for its iconic black and white timber-framed buildings dating back to the 17th Century. There are hundreds of timber framed buildings across the county, but particularly in the market towns of Leominster and Kington and villages in the northwest. There is a trail that takes you to all the major areas where these buildings still exist as churches, tea rooms, shops and pubs – don’t forget to stop off for a pint or two along the way.

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Cider Route

Herefordshire has a strong tradition of cider production, with dozens of local producers of this moreish apple brew. Fortunately for you, many of them have opened up their doors to the public for you to look into the fascinating world of cider making and, of course, taste cider straight from the casks. There is even a handy trail guide so you don’t miss anything. A good starting point is the Cider Museum in Hereford.

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