Herefordshire Accommodation:
Bromyard
Eardisland
Goodrich
Hay On Wye
Hereford
Kington
Kinnersley
Knighton
Ledbury
Leominster
Much Birch
Much Cowarne
Much Marcle
Orleton
Pembridge
Ross On Wye
Symonds Yat
Ullingswick
Wellington
Weobley
Whitbourne
Winforton
Woofferton
Woolhope

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County Town: Hereford
Population: (est) 170,000
Area: 842 Sq miles 2181 Sq km
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Food Legends:Herefordshire Cider
Hereford Beef
Wye Valley Asparagus
Cider Brandy
Folk Customs:
Border Morris
Hereford Boy Bishop
Lady Scudamore's Pax Cakes
Haunted Britain:
Ghostly George at the Green Man
The Ghost of Hereford Cathedral
Cultural Britain:
The Three Choirs Festival
Lore & legend:
Maud and the Dragon
Natural Britain:
Malvern Hills
River Wye
The Black Mountains
Wye Valley

Events

March
Borderlines Film Festival

April
Ledbury English Festival
Spring Festival and Town Criers Festival
Wildlife Friendly Open Gardens 2011

May
Bromyard Spring Festival
Hay Literature Festival
Hereford Spring Carriage Show
HowTheLightGetsIn
Kington Festival – ‘Miss Kington 1970’
Steam and Woodland Country Fair
Wildlife Friendly Open Gardens 2011
Wildlife Friendly Open Gardens 2011
Wye Valley River Festival

June
Belmont Abbey Garden Fete
Bluegrass Festival
Bromyard and Winslow Town Council C’FEST
Dore Abbey Music Festival
Hay Fringe Festival
Herefordshire Walking Festival
HowTheLightGetsIn
Kington Festival
Ledbury Poetry Festival
Leominster Festival
Midsummer Wine Tasting
Music For All
Open day at Hereford Adoption Centre for Cats
Shobdon Food and Flying Festival
Traherne Festival
Wildlife Friendly Open Gardens 2011
Wyeside Music Festival

July
Bromyard Gala
Craft and Gift Fayre
Hay Fayre
Hay on Wye Music Festival
Linton Music Festival
Nozstock
Summer Fete & Companion Dog Show
Summer Fete & Dog Show
Wildlife Friendly Open Gardens 2011

August
Big Chill Festival
Freerotation
Hay Fayre
Herefordshire Country Fair
Ledbury Street Carnival
Much Marcle Steam Rally
Ross Town Carnival
Three Choirs Festival
Wildlife Friendly Open Gardens 2011

September
Bromyard Folk Festival
Hay Fayre
Heritage Open Days
Open Gardens
Wildlife Friendly Open Gardens 2011

October
Cidermaking Festival
Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival
Hereford Photography Festival
Herefordshire Festival of Fungi
Ledbury Hop Fair

December
Crowning of the Boy Bishop
Magical Christmas Fair

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Herefordshire, a county of unspoilt countryside, tranquil rivers, remote valleys and bustling market towns of distinctive character. This wealth of varied landscapes provide unlimited opportunities for a short break or a longer stay. With its rich red fertile soil, Herefordshire is famous for its cattle, sheep, cider , hops and vineyards. Enjoy the Herefordshire Cider route, which will introduce you to some of the Cider producers in the county, and experience for yourself the true tastes of Herefordshire.

To the East of the county nestling below the Malvern Hills you will find the picturesque market towns of Ledbury & Bromyard . Hereford is an ancient cathedral city, and important market centre which attracts visitors from far and wide to its busy livestock and general markets held each Wednesday. Dominating the city of Hereford is the superb Norman Cathedral dating from the 11th century. To the South of the county, set on a high sandstone cliff overlooking a large loop in the River Wye is the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye . The view of Ross-on-Wye is dominated by the spire of St. Mary’s Church, which is visible for many miles around.

South and west of the county lie the charming villages, decorative churches and castle ruins of the Golden Valley, in the shelter of the Black Mountains . Hay-on-Wye , at the northern end of the valley on the Welsh border, is justly famed as 'The Town of Books' and a list of the secondhand and antiquarian booksellers from the Tourist Information Centre will help to source that special edition. Offa's Dyke Footpath, follows an 8th Century earthwork built by King Offa circa 785 AD and follows the border between England and Wales from the Severn Estuary north to Prestatyn. The route runs along the ridge of the Black Mountains, passing through the town of Hay and continues towards Kington. Kington is an historic market town on the English/Welsh border and was originally referred to as 'Chingtune' in the Domesday Book of 1086. Leominster is the other market town on the Black and White Village Trail.

Herefordshire has an excellent range of facilities for you to sample. Please visit one of the Tourist Information Centres listed and they will advise you on what to do, where to go and what to see in the County.

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