Hereford is a compact city steeped in history but recently modernised with a new shopping district, a modern theatre and a brand new cinema complex. The city centre is full of coffee shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs and is mostly traffic-free.
The cathedral is a must-see, set in impressive grounds in the heart of the city. It also has a fascinating medieval library attached to it which holds the mappa mundi, the largest medieval map of the world in existence.
The river Wye runs through the city, surrounded by parkland walks where you can watch the rowing clubs and anglers make the most of the waters.
Herefordshire is the home of cider, so it’s no surprise that you’ll find The Cider Museum here where you can learn how our ‘golden amber’ is produced. Explore the original cider champagne cellars of the former cider making factory and if the timing’s right you can join in with the International Cider and Perry Competition.
Hay-on-Wye is a small market town full of bookshops, galleries, map shops and cafes, and brimming with a unique character of a bygone age. With over twenty bookshops, it is often described as "the town of books", and is both the National Book Town of Wales and the site of the annual Hay Literary Festival.
Local AttractionsBlack and White trail
The Black & White Village Trail is a motor/cycle route through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England. The 40-mile circular trail leads west from the ancient town of Leominster, through a rich landscape of orchards, hopyards and distant hills, taking in the most picturesque black and white villages along the way as well as the little market town of Kington.
The villages are more than just pretty places to visit. Each one has its own character and community, with tea-rooms, shops, craft workshops and pubs waiting to welcome the visitor.
Local AttractionsKayaking on the Wye
There are a number of good kayak and canoe operators who can organise a wonderfully relaxing trip down the river. You can choose from a variety of different length excursions, with a helpful pick-up at the end to bring you back to your car. There’s no better way to experience the peace and tranquillity along the length of the River Wye.
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Herefordshire, the home of cider, is steeped in history . It's full of coffee shops, restaurants, grand architecture and has recently been modernised with a new shopping district, a modern theatre and a brand new cinema complex.
Furthermore, the villages surrounding The Portway Inn are more than just pretty places to visit. Each one has its own character and community, with tea-rooms, shops, craft workshops and pubs waiting to welcome the visitor.
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