Herefordshire is a beautiful rural county which exudes charm and is worth a visit to experience England at its best. Come at any time of the year, but spring is blossom time when the apple and pear orchards are in bloom. This is cider country and the famous Bulmers Cider is from Hereford itself. Visit the historic town of Hereford where the cathedral is best known for housing the ancient Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library.
Try local food including cheese produced within a few miles radius and the farm produce at any of the restaurants in town. Spend time in the medieval town of Ledbury with its beautifully preserved buildings and well known poetry festival.
Take a tour of the famous Black and White Villages of Herefordshire named for their timbered buildings and beautiful cottage gardens.
The village of Weobly is just one of several in the area. The small town of Hay on Wye is a destination for bibliophiles with over 35 bookshops in the town and a world famous literature festival held each year. Browse in the many shelves and find shops dedicated to crime novels, and other specialties.
With the Black Mountains as a backdrop this area is stunningly beautiful. Go canoeing along the River Wye or walk on the Offa’s Dyke Path. At Tenbury Wells the market town is best known for its annual auction of mistletoe at Christmas and for its apple orchards. Leominster is another market town well known for quaint shops and its position within the agricultural community.
The best way to get to know Herefordshire is to use all five senses to taste the food, hear the sounds of the countryside and explore this beautiful and unspoilt part of rural England with many traditions.