Secret Spaces in Herefordshire
Herefordshire, borders Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys. It is truly the county of unspoilt countryside! At the heart of the county is the ancient City of Hereford, set on the banks of the River Wye and contains an intriguing mix of historic and contemporary architecture. Although a city, it has a distinctive and friendly market town feel. The other market towns in Herefordshire consist of: Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Bromyard, Leominster and Kington – all warmly welcome visitors throughout the year!
There are two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the county. The Wye Valley is located in the river’s valleys south of Hereford, while the Malvern Hills are in the east of the county, along its border with Worcestershire.
The land use is mostly agricultural, and the county is famous for its Cider making – Weston’s Cider! Plus the Hereford cattle breed. There are many pubs and restaurants which serve delicious selections of locally grown produce with the county boasting many award-winning establishments such as Pensons in the Netherwood Estate. There are also plenty of gardens open to visitors, offering a unique glimpse of the elegance of past times from formal to cottage-style all still nurtured by enthusiasts.
The River Wye, which at 135 miles (217 km) is the fifth-longest in the United Kingdom, it flows through both Hereford and Ross-on-Wye before returning to Wales.
Herefordshire is a secret well worth knowing and a county to explore! Hidden away on the border of Wales yet within an hour drive of Birmingham and good motorway networks. Close enough to be accessible but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Herefordshire is a county of rolling, green countryside interrupted by villages. You’re guaranteed to depart with your personal well-being ‘fuel tank’ on full!