For the tourists exploring the area for the first time, or the local on the hunt for a weekend activity, we have compiled a list of all our favourite sites of interest.
The Heart of Our City
There is no place quite like Hereford; boasting both the charm of rural life and the liveliness of the city. There are many sites of interest and the Cathedral is a great place to start. Standing tall over the city for hundreds of years, the Cathedral is both striking and fascinating; its chambers house the famous Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. The Cathedral grounds have a delightful walled garden and cafe, a peaceful public green perfect for picnics or mingling with friends, and sits besides the River Wye, Castle Green and Bishop Meadows.
The Town of Books
The medieval market town of Hay-on-Wye is famous for its cobbled streets lined with bookshops and the host of the annual Hay festival. Hay is a vibrant little town with an unusual charm; housing art galleries, antique stores, and artisan eateries. It is also surrounded by walking trails; with the Offa’s Dyke and Wye Valley national trails passing through the town, and the Brecon Beacons National Park on its doorstep.
The Weir Gardens
A National Trust Property
Bordered by the River Wye, The Weir sits within unspoilt Herefordshire countryside; offering tranquil walks and grounds for fishing, boating and swimming. Managed by the National Trust, The Weir Garden is a natural haven for wildlife, and makes a fantastic escape from the rush of everyday life.
Hampton Court Castle
Historic Castle and Enchanting Gardens
Hampton Court Castle is set in the delightful Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by vast lawns, creating a stunning woodland backdrop for a magical day out. Soak in the fascinating history whilst having lunch at the Orangery Restaurant or exploring the walled gardens. There are plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained all through the summer.
Delightful B&B rooms and holiday cottages.
Brobury House & Gardens welcomes all nature lovers, gardeners, artists, photographers and those who would just like to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. If you would like to stay a little longer or explore more of the Herefordshire countryside and the Welsh Marches, have a look at their delightful B & B rooms and holiday cottages.