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Tel code: 01544 | code search
Postcode: HR5 | code search
Population: 3000
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Kington is an historic market town on the English/Welsh border and was originally referred to as 'Chingtune' in the Domesday Book of 1086. Before the Industrial Revolution, Kington owed its importance to its agricultural base and its strategic line of communication between England and Wales. Today Kington is an ideal touring centre to explore both England and Wales, whether on foot or by car. There are many varied opportunities for walking including the Mortimer Trail, from Kington-Ludlow. The town possesses a most attractive riverside recreation ground which houses the town's cricket club and is the venue for many local outdoor events, the Golf Club's 18-hole course on Bradnor Hill is said to be the highest in England and Wales, over 390 meters above sea level. St. Mary's Church stands high on a hill overlooking Kington and visitors approaching from the town enter the churchyard through an elegant 18th century lych gate.

Kington could be the start of your exploration of the Black and White Village Trail, a circular route of forty miles which can be joined at any point. It features the unspoilt villages of north-west Herefordshire each unique in character but all containing fine examples of timber framed buildings. (A detailed guide can be obtained from any of the Herefordshire Tourist Information Centres). Population 3,000


Hergest Croft Gardens


Fleece Meadow Caravan & Camping Site


Food - Green Cuisine

Conference Centre

Penrhos Court
The Colloquy


Kington Dental Access Centre


The Surgery

Golf Club



Kington Country Market
Kington Open Market

Pub and Bar

Old Fogey
Olde Tavern
Queens Head
Rhydspence Inn
Stagg Inn and Restaurant


Olde Tavern
Rhydspence Inn
Stagg Inn and Restaurant


Little Upcott
National Trust Cottages


Ann E Davies & Davies
E Smith & Co


Penrhos Court

Sports Clubs

Kington CC (Cricket)
Kington Town (Amateur Football)


T J Morgan & Son
Organic Revolution
The Chocolate Box
Glyn Slade-Jones
Paul Lewis Family Butchers
Janes Parlour
Upper Holme Farm Shop
Lyonshall Nurseries & Garden Centre
Bopsom & Son
Scotts Opticians Ltd
C W Coates


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Places to Stay near Kington

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Boot Inn (0.93 miles)

Boot Inn

Welcome to The Boot Inn, awarded AA 4 Gold Stars - only given to 10% of AA recognised establishments and Worcestershire Pub of the year 2009/10. A family run traditional Country Coaching Inn, parts of ... More | visit website

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Flyford Arms (1.01 miles)

Flyford Arms

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The Flyford is an independent family run inn, that is situated midway between Worcester and Stratford Upon Avon on the A422. The Flyford Arms offers a bar and dining areas ... More

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Daisy Cottage at Rous Lench Court (2.51 miles)

Daisy Cottage at Rous Lench Court

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Set in the grounds of impressive Rous Lench Court, where Oliver Cromwell dined before going into battle with Charles II, these two delightful cottages have been created ... More

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Bants Inn (3.47 miles)

Bants Inn

We are a 16th Century English Country Inn on a former medieval anglo saxon site, we are situated in the middle of the Worcesteshire Countryside within easy reach of Stratford, Malverns, Cotswolds
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The Steps Guest House (3.55 miles)

The Steps Guest House
Bed and Breakfast accommodation close to Redditch, Droitwich Spa, Stratford, Worcester and the Vale of Evesham.

Jenny and Ivor Mason invite you to visit their lovely Victorian B & B, located conveniently in the High Street ... More | visit website

Queens Head (4.98 miles)

Queens Head
This traditional Inn offers excellent value Bed & Breakfast accommodation combined with a welcoming bar and home cooked food. Located close to the River Avon, The Queens Head Inn enjoys a quiet village location in ... More
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Vine Cottage (5.08 miles)

Vine Cottage
This lovely timbered cottage is situated in the heart of the old village of Astwood Bank, near Redditch, Worcestershire. In the cosy, comfortable surroundings of our oak-beamed dining room you can ease into your day with ... More | visit website
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Corner Cottage Bed and Breakfast (5.10 miles)

Corner Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Marilyn and Alan welcome you to their charming period Bed and Breakfast Cottage built in 1867. This beautiful cottage is set in the pristine village of Astwood Bank. They have lived in the village of ... More | visit website
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Arrow Mill Hotel (5.71 miles)

Arrow Mill Hotel

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Arrow Mill is a 3 star property located in the heart of rural Warwickshire, positioned directly oposite Ragley Hall, close to Junction 15 of the M40 and nearby Stratford upon ... More

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Wood Norton Hall (5.83 miles)

Wood Norton Hall

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A superb quality hotel for business and pleasure and is within easy reach of Worcester, Cheltenham, and the Cotswolds. This impressive Grade II listed Victorian ... More

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