If you’re in search of a secluded rural escape, the beautifully maintained grounds surrounding the Hereford Lodges in Herefordshire have everything you’re looking for. Offering comfortable self-catering lodges with all the conveniences of home, set alongside the peaceful River Arrow, this 5-star resort really stands out from the rest. It's the perfect countryside destination, whether you want to fish, hike, cycle, or just take some time to relax.
Close to the Hereford Lodges you'll find the picturesque village of Eardisland, with a local pub, cafe and shop set against the striking backdrop of its pretty black-and-white Tudor houses. The whole area is dotted with scenic English villages, including Kingsland, Pembridge, Dilwyn, and many more. Also nearby, is the market town of Leominster, and you're only half an hour's drive from the city of Hereford and its historic cathedral.
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Things to Try
Oaker Wood Leisure
This woodland activities centre offers a range of pulse-pounding activities, including paintballing, quad-biking, and raft-building. Or, climb higher with ropes and harnesses to brave the treetop assault courses - if you dare!
Small Breeds Park
With one of the largest collections of owls in Europe, as well as a range of other friendly miniature-breed animals, Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre is a wonderful place to get a hands-on experience with some amazing creatures.
The remnant of a vast ancient forest, Queenswood Country Park offers beautiful woodland scenery that's perfect for walks. There are plenty of trails to follow, an arboretum of rare trees, and a range of activities for little ones.
Take a trip into the history of the market town of Leominster with a range of fascinating artifacts and exhibits, spanning the pre-Roman period all the way up to today. The museum also hosts a range of engaging events.
Visit Amazing Festivals
Food & Flying Festival
Taking place on a former WWII airfield in Shobdon, this festival is a celebration of aviation both past and present, as well as a showcase for a range of delicious local produce. Admire amazing aircraft both on the ground and in the air, or enjoy the many other attractions on offer here.
Ludlow Spring Festival
The Ludlow Spring Festival offers a wide variety of delicious food and drink produced in the local area, including over 200 of the best regional beers. There's also a packed schedule of live music and talks, a range of classic cars to view, and plenty of events and activities for kids.
Broaden your mind at the Hay Festival in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. This amazing literary event sees appearances from a range of top authors, comedians and other speakers, as well as musical performances and film previews, and a children's festival running alongside.
Create Incredible Memories
For Food & Drink
The village of Eardisland is conveniently close. Sip a warming drink in Rita's Tearooms, or head to the White Swan, an old-style country pub serving up delicious home-cooked food as well as offering a range of local ales (some of them very local, as the landlord brews his own beer).
Don't miss out on a visit to the Monkland Cheese Dairy for a look at how cheese is made and, of course, a chance to take home some tasty produce. Grange Court in Leominster is a must-see for anyone interested in history, a former market house that offers an incredible glimpse into the past.