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Herefordshire

Herefordshire holidays

Holiday in Herefordshire

Herefordshire is a lovely destination where the villages and market towns are quaint and free from the stresses of big city life. It's a place with a mix of beautiful historic buildings and lush countryside, from the hills of Radno to the incredible 8th-century linear earthworks of Offa’s Dyke and the beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. Take the time to slow down, get away from it all and experience the natural beauty and fascinating history this area has to offer. Unwind by perusing the stunning Tudor houses or make use of one of the walking or cycling trails and marvel at the gorgeous limestone gorges and woodlands along the way. If you want to breathe in the fresh country air, gaze at the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley, dip your toes in the River Wye or wander around a traditional centuries-old town Herefordshire is the ideal place to be. 

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Herefordshire Holiday Reviews

Stayed at Arrowbank and what a pleasure it was... the site is well maintained, facilities spotlessly clean and the staff are extremely friendly. The added bonus was the short walk into the village, exquisite black and white cottages along the riverbank, great pub (which brews their own beer) and a community shop selling locally grown produce. This was our first visit to this site but will definitely not be our last, already planning a return!

The approach made me feel I was entering a country estate, with well cut grassland and trees lining the road. The services were well maintained and looked like new. Easy walk to the village for interest and food. Would visit again.
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Holiday Homes in Herefordshire

Arrowbank Country Holiday Park offers a peaceful rural retreat in a beautiful secluded setting next to the River Arrow. The 5-star resort is ideally located near to the picturesque village of Eardisland, with its lovely country pub, cafe and shop set against the striking backdrop of its pretty black-and-white Tudor houses. 

Holiday Cottages in Herefordshire

The Cider Mill in the hamlet of Catley is one of several wonderful holiday cottages with many original features, exposed beams and brickwork. It was built on the ground floor of a Grade II listed building that once served as part of a cider farm and offers a lovely retreat for a perfect English country cottage holiday.

About Herefordshire

Herefordshire is a picture-perfect county in the West Midlands of England. The traditional market towns and villages of Herefordshire, such as Ledbury, Leominster and Hay-on-Wye, are known for being quaint and charming. Whether you’re looking to support one of the many independently-run businesses the area has to offer or are just interested in seeing the Tudor cottages, it’s easy to slow down and smell the roses in these perfectly relaxed towns. With its mansions, country estates, medieval castles and holiday cottages, Herefordshire is filled to the brim with history and heritage. Visit Dore Abbey, originally a monastery from the twelfth century, now a church, and Arthur’s Stone, a Neolithic burial monument. For natural beauty unlike any you’ve seen before, take a walk or a cycle ride through the Herefordshire countryside. Watch as the mighty River Wye flows past you, feel yourself become inspired by the gentle hills of the Golden Valley, or just bask in the sheer wonder of the untouched woodlands and striking limestone gorges. Stunning views await.

Things to do in Herefordshire

Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral

See the eleventh-century Hereford Cathedral holds a giant medieval map of the world and a library with books manacled to the shelves like eternal prisoners.

Black and White Trail

Black and White Trail Herefordshire

Follow the Black and White Trail to see some of the best Tudor cottages in the country with their distinctive external wooden framework visible.

Chase Distillery

Chase Distillery Herefordshire

Over 18s can take a tour and try some samples of potato gin, vodka or cider produced at the family-run Chase Distillery where it’s all made onsite.

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle Herefordshire

Visit the medieval Goodrich Castle, much of which is still completely intact. With its gorgeous views, it's now an impressive historical site.

5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in Herefordshire

1. Go walking, mountain biking, horse riding or even flying in the Black Mountains, on the borders of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

2. Discover the colourful show caverns and underground mine of the 4,500-year-old Clearwell Caves and meet the silent cave dwellers.

3. Explore the ancient trees, a maze of paths, strange rock formations and secret caves of Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, said to have inspired Tolkien.

4. Wonder at the 8th-century linear earthworks of Offa’s Dyke, the 169 miles that, for centuries, marked the boundary between England and Wales. 

5. Visit Berrington Hall, the National Trust's the 18th century neo-classical mansion and landscaped grounds near Leominster.