Visit Herefordshire

places to visit & great days out in the land of the wye

Herefordshire is a county of unspoilt countryside full of places of distinctive character, from the historic City of Hereford to the many other fascinating towns & villages throughout the county. With its wealth of of varied landscapes, places to see and fascinating history, Herefordshire has much to offer the visitor. The Land of the Wye is unlike any other English county and the fact that its a little off the beaten track, with hidden and mysterious nooks and crannies, just makes Herefordshire that little bit more intriguing and fascinating.

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Abbey Dore Court, Abbey Dore
Abbey Dore Court is a beautiful 18th Century Coaching Inn with a Victorian Wing attached situated within the renowned 8 acre Abbey Dore Court Gardens. Set in the rural village of Abbey Dore, 12 miles from Hereford and at the southern end of the beautiful Golden Valley  >> more
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Arthur's Stone near Dorstone
An atmospheric Neolithic 'dolmen' burial chamber made of great stone slabs, in the hills overlooking Herefordshire's Golden Valley  >> more
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Belmont Abbey near Hereford
Belmont Abbey is a community of monks, founded in 1859, following the Rule of St Benedict  >> more
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Berrington Hall near Leominster
Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. In this, one of Henry Holland's first houses, you can explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests  >> more
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Travel in one of our all-weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park  >> more
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Brockhampton Estate near Bromyard

Medieval manor house, tranquil woods and lush parkland, which is home to a rich variety of wildlife  >> more
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Bromyard & District Local History Centre

Bromyard and District Local History Society is based in Bromyard, Herefordshire, England, and was founded in 1966. It exists to foster interest, enjoyment, research and publication in the field of our local history  >> more
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Burton Court, Eardisland
Historic house recently mentioned as hugely enjoyable in Simon Jenkins's award-winning book 'England's Thousand Best Houses'  >> more
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Butcher Row House, Ledbury

The museum, in Church Lane, is one of a row of 15 burgage houses and shops, many of them butchers, that ran down the middles of what is now the High Street'  >> more
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Cider Museum and King Offa Distillery, Hereford

Visit Hereford's famous Cider Museum and learn about the history of cider making - how the apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider >> more
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An extensive natural cave system, mined for iron ore to make some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings; dating back well over 4,500 years, when Neolithic miners dug for ochre pigment >> more
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Coningsby Medieval Museum, Hereford

The site of The Blackfriars Monastery, which was a Dominican Monastery home of crusaders of the Order of St. John and an ex-serviceman's hospital, now within an attractive rose garden >> more
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Croft Castle, Yarpole
Home of the Croft family for nearly 1,000 years Croft Castle, a place of power, politics and pleasure, nestles in peaceful Herefordshire countryside at the heart of a 607-hectare (1,500-acre) estate >> more
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Dore Abbey, Abbey Dore

Dore Abbey was founded in 1147 by French Cistercian Monks from Morimond. Construction of the present stone buildings in the ‘new’ Early English style started in 1175 and was consecrated in 1275 >> more
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Eastnor Castle near Ledbury
Eastnor Castle in the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake - is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family >> more
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Edvin Loach Old Church near Tedstone Wafre
The ruins of an 11th century and later church built within the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle, with a Victorian church nearby. >> more
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Goodrich Castle near Ross on Wye
Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. The castle was begun in the late 11th century, by the English thegn Godric  >> more
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Hampton Court Castle & Gardens near Leominster
Hampton Court, Herefordshire is a castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, backed by a steep wooded escarpment and surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored  >> more
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Hellens Manor, Much Marcle
This beautiful historic house in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, is a living monument to much of England’s history. It remains a home and not a museum although it contains a wealth of period furnishings, paintings and decorations  >> more
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Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, Hereford

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874  >> more
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Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum, Hereford

The Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum tells the story of the Herefordshire Light Infantry in campaigns such as Galipoli, Egypt and Palestine.  >> more
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The Judge's Lodging, Presteigne
Once called ‘the most commodious and elegant apartments for a judge in all England and Wales' (Lord Chief Justice Campbell, 1855), decay beckoned Radnorshire's disused Shire Hall into obscurity '  >> more
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Kington Museum, Kington

The Museum contains nearly 6000 artefacts and photographs, ranging in date from the Neolithic period to the modern day, and the collection includes textiles, costumes and uniforms, archives and documents, militaria, fossils, medical implements and items associated with Kington’s many and varied businesses  >> more

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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library, Hereford Cathedral
A Cathedral dedicated to the martyred King Ethelbert has stood on this site since Saxon times and is home to a community which has worshipped and worked together here continuously for well over 1200 years  >> more
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Market House Visitor Centre, Ross on Wye

Situated in the heart of Ross-on-Wye in the famous sandstone Market House of 1650, this centre offers a flavour of the heritage of this historic town on panels and in photographs  >> more
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Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Walterstone
Monnow Valley Arts Centre is a Foundation whose aim is to promote contemporary sculpture, carved lettering and landscape painting through exhibitions, workshops and lectures at the gallery and sculpture park in South Herefordshire  >> more
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Paddles & Pedals, Hay on Wye
Kayaking and Canoeing hire. The Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles and one of the few you can navigate, without restriction, for over 100 miles. It meanders through picturesque countryside to where it joins the River Severn at Chepstow  >> more
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Queenswood Arboretum, Dinmore near Leominster
Queenswood is the only designated Country Park in the county and is home to a 67 acre tree collection with over 1,200 rare and exotic trees from all over the world and 103 acres of semi-natural ancient woodland   >> more
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The Garden at The Bannut, Bringsty near Bromyard
A 3 acre garden is set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, with magnificient views to the Malvern Hills and has been developed since 1984   >> more
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The Old House, Hereford

The Old House is a remarkably well preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city   >> more
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The Time Machine Museum, Bromyard

A visit to this permanent Museum really is a MUST for fans of Television Science Fiction with items from lots of different shows all under one roof, with ONE admission charge to see them all!   >> more
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The Waterworks Museum, Hereford

The museum traces the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day through wonderful working engines, superb display panels, illuminated displays, guidebooks and films   >> more
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Violette Szabo G.C. Museum, Wormelow
Violette Szabo G.C. Museum tells the story of Herefordshire's greatest heroine. Violette was a spy working behind enemy lines in occupied France in World War 2   >> more
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Weobley Museum, Weobley near Leominster

Weobley Museum is situated on the site of the old police station and courtroom. The museum displays artefacts and archives which put Weobley in context   >> more
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Weston's Cider, Much Marcle near Ledbury

Nestling on a gentle hillside amongst apple and perry pear orchards 'The Bounds' with its 400 year old farmhouse is the centre piece to a unique day out for all the family to enjoy   >> more
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Wilton Castle near Ross on Wye

The romantic ruins of a restored C12 castle and C16 manor house (not open) on the banks of the River Wye form the perfect backdrop for the gardens   >> more
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