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Cider and Books

This beautiful and most rural county of Herefordshire is without doubt a great destination for any one visiting Britain, with a scenic landscape and a rich history there is plenty for the visitor to do and see here. Stretching from the black mountains on the border with wales in the west to the Malvern hills in the east the county is bisected by the river wye, sublime, rural and quiet it is idyllic with a slow pace and deserted roads, Herefordshire is the least populated county in England.

Herefordshire is renowned for its beef cattle and cider making and even today there are large orchards to be seen everywhere. The gentle rolling landscape is popular with cyclists and walkers with several worthwhile destinations to visit such as Ledbury, Ross on Wye and the beautiful Wye Valley.

The Cathedral at Hereford dates from 1079 it’s most famous treasure is the Mappa Mundi a medieval map from the 13th century depicting the world as it was known then. The cathedral also has one of the largest chained libraries in England.

During the year there are cider festivals such as the Big Apple and the Cider Making Festival with the main Flavours of Hereford Food festival in October. Other nearby festivals include the Hay on Wye book festival, this festival is world renown with people travelling across the globe to attend, as well as the numerous books on display the event is attended by leading authors. The Ross on wye festival is also worth attending.

Towns in Herefordshire

Activities in Herefordshire


Goodrich Castle - Marcher Stronghold

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