The cathedral city of Hereford has a beautifully scenic location on the River Wye and is only 16 miles from the Welsh border. The city and surrounding area are full of interesting attractions for visitors, and there are many different accommodation options available to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. With colourful festivals, great food and plenty of attractions for all ages, Hereford makes a brilliant destination, whether you’re here for business or pleasure.
Historic Attractions in Hereford
Hereford has the tranquil atmosphere of a traditional market town, but is as rich in historic treasures as anywhere in the UK. Whether you opt to stay in family-run B&B accommodation or a five star hotel, you’ll have easy access to world-class attractions such as Hereford Cathedral. This imposing medieval structure hosts the oldest music festival in the world every three years, and is home to two of the biggest chained libraries in the world. The world-famous Mappa Mundi, one of the oldest maps in existence, is also housed here, and there’s a good restaurant nearby in All Saints Church
Hereford is a fascinating city if you like museums, and when based at a small guesthouse or one of the smart hotels in the city, you’ll easily be able to reach the likes of the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery or the equally interesting Cider Museum on foot. In the centre of Hereford you’ll find the Old House, a great Tudor-period edifice constructed from oak beams and still in remarkably good condition after centuries of continual use.
Fine Wining and Dining in Hereford
Hereford is famous for its high quality food, which has always played an important role in the city’s identity and is the core of many local businesses. The soil around the city is rich and fertile and the climate of the region benign, so cider, hops, sheep and cattle are its main produce. Vineyards are also beginning to make an appearance.
Hereford has become not only a gourmet’s paradise, but has one of the loveliest landscapes in the UK, all practically on the doorstep of your hotel or B&B.