HEREFORDSHIRE

 
 

 
Arthur`s StoneDorstone, Nr Hay-on-WyeAncient Monument
An atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs, in the hills above Herefordshire's Golden Valley.

Eastnor CastleNr LedburyCastle
In the style of a Medieval Welsh-Border Fortress, Eastnor Castle was built in the early 19th century, by John, First Earl Somers, and is a good example of the great Norman and Gothic revival in architecture of that time. The Castle is dramatically situated in a 5000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills and remains the family home of the Hervey-Bathursts, his direct descendants.

Edvin Loach Old ChurchEdvin Loach, Nr BromyardChurch
The ruins of an 11th century and later church built within the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle, with a Victorian church nearby.

Goodrich CastleGoodrichCastle
Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. The castle was begun in the late 11th century, by the English thegn Godric who gave it his name. A generation later the splendidly preserved square keep which still forms its core was added, probably in the time of Richard 'Strongbow' de Clare, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Goodrich 1148-76. Under King Richard the Lionheart, Goodrich was granted along with the earldom of Pembroke to the famous William Marshal, a great castle builder who may have initiated work on the inner ward. Each of the Marshal's four sons inherited the fortress in turn, the last dying childless at Goodrich in 1245. Thereafter the fortress and earldom passed to Henry VIII's half-brother, William de Valance, who rebuilt its defences and living quarters in the most up-to-date style. Goodrich still boasts one of the most complete sets of medieval domestic buildings surviving in any English castle.

Hampton Court GardensNr LeominsterGardens
Stunning walled gardens in historic castle grounds. Features include organic kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, water follies, maze and river/woodland walk. Restaurant and gift shop.

Longtown CastleNr Abbey DoreCastle
A powerful thick-walled round keep of c.1200, characteristic of the Welsh Borders, on a large earthen mound within a stonewalled bailey. Set in the beautiful Olchon valley, with magnificent views of the Black Mountains.

Monkland Cheese DairyMonklandCheese Dairy
Watch Little Hereford cheese made traditionally by hand. Buy cheese & local food & drink in the farm shop, enjoy real food in our award winning cafe.

Mortimer`s Cross Water MillMortimers CrossMill
A rare one-man-operated 18th century water mill in part working order. Nearby there are attractive gardens and woodland walks, a stone weir and the significant Aymestrey Limestone Quarry.

Old Chapel GalleryPembridgeArt and Craft Gallery
Centre of excellence for contemporary British Fine Art and Craft. Work by established artists and makers. Innovative work by talented new-comers. Open all year, everyday.

Rotherwas ChapelNr HerefordChapel
The family chapel of the Roman Catholic Bodenham family. The originally simple medieval building has a fine Elizabethan timber roof, a rebuilt 18th century tower, and striking Victorian interior decoration and furnishings by the Pugins.

Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl CentreKingtonFarm Park
Countless visitors have made the journey to what is, in fact, a rural idyll, close to the attractive landscapes of Hergest Ridge and Bradnor Hill. Visiting children will make a bee-line for the Pet Animal House, to see the guinea pigs, chipmunks, chinchillas, rabbits and mice.

Westons Cider Visitor CentreMuch MarcleCider Farm
Mill tours, free sampling, Courtyard Garden, Bottle Museum Tea Rooms, Dray Rides, Traditional and Rare Breeds Farm Park, Children’s Playground, Shop and Bar & Restaurant.

Wigmore CastleWigmoreCastle
Once the stronghold of the turbulent Mortimer family, Wigmore Castle was later dismantled to prevent its use during the Civil War. Now it is among the most remarkable ruins in England, largely buried up to first floor level by earth and fallen masonry. Yet many of its fortifications survive to full height, including parts of the keep on its towering mound.

Wye Valley Butterfly ZooRoss-on-WyeButterfly Farm
Although distanced by latitude from the Earth’s tropical climes, the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo houses some of the many wonders from these areas of prolific fauna, from tiny egg to exotic butterfly; the life of these beautiful insects is one fraught with danger. With a survival rate of 2% in the wild, conservation is integral to their continuing existence.


 
Abbey Dore Court GardenAbbeydore
Amazing Hedge Puzzle, TheSymonds Yat
Barton Hill Animal CentreKentchurch, Hereford
Belmont AbbeyHereford
Berrington HallNr Leominster
Bodenhan English WinesBodenham
Broadfield Gardens and VineyardsBodenham
Brockhampton EstateBringsty
Bryans Ground GardenStapleton
Burton CourtEarlisland, Leominster
Cathedral CruisesHereford
Celtic CanoesHay-on-Wye
Cider Museum & King Offa DistilleryHereford
Connigsby MuseumHereford
Croft CastleLeominster
Cwmmau FarmhouseBrilley, Whitney-on-Wye
Darkley GardensNorton Canon
Dick Whittington Family Leisure ParkLonghope
Escape InternationalRoss-on-Wye
FairytalelandSymonds Yat
Frome Valley VineyardBishops Frome
Gardens at the Bannut, TheBringsty, Bromyard
Hay-on-Wye Tourist Information CentreHay-on-Wye
Hereford CathedralHereford
Hereford Museum and Art GalleryHereford
Hereford RacecourseHereford
Hereford Tourist Information CentreHereford
Hergest Croft GardensKington
How Caple Court GardensHereford
ILPH Glenda Spooner FarmRoss-on-Wye
Ivy Croft GardenIvington Green
Kinnersley CastleKinnersley
Lance Hattatt Design GardenWeobley
Ledbury Tourist Information CentreLedbury
Leominster Tourist Information CentreLeominster
Lion GalleryLeominster
Mappa Mundi & Chained LibraryHereford
Medieval PembridgePembridge
MillpondLittle Tarrington
Moccas CourtMoccas
Monnow EventsSt Weonards
Newbridge Farm ParkLittle Marcle
Oaker Wood LeisureBucknell
Old House, TheHereford
Ornamental Tree Nurseries LimitedKingsland
Paddles & Pedals Canoe HireHay-on-Wye
Parkfields GalleryRoss-on-Wye
Pembridge TerracottaPembridge
Queenswood Tourist Information CentreLeominster
Roger Oates Studio ShopEastnor
Ross on Wye Tourist Information CentreRoss-on-Wye
Splendour of the OrientSymonds Yat
Symonds Yat WestSymonds Yat
Teddy Bears of BromyardBromyard
TGS BowlingHereford
Waterworks Museum, TheHereford
Weir, TheSwainshill, Nr Hereford
Westonbury Mill Water GardenPembridge
Wye PursuitsKerne Bridge

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