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.
Holiday Homes in Herefordshire
This fantastic resort offers a peaceful rural retreat in a beautiful secluded setting next to a river. The 5-star Arrow Bank Country Holiday Park 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.
Things to do in Herefordshire
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
Follow the Black and White Trail to see some of the best Tudor cottages in the country with their distinctive external wooden framework visible.
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.
Visit the medieval Goodrich Castle, much of which is still completely intact. With its gorgeous views, it's now an impressive historical site.
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.
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.