Herefordshire People: Holidays in Herefordshire, Holidays UK

PUBLISHED: 17:04 09 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:00 20 February 2013

Holidays in Herefordshire

Holidays in Herefordshire

Welcome to Holidays UK, a magazine showcasing some of this country's most beautiful and interesting destinations, also featuring holidays in Herefordshire

Welcome to Holidays UK, a magazine showcasing some of this country's most beautiful and interesting destinations, also featuring holidays in Herefordshire


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Extract taken from Holidays UK 2009


Herefordshire offers a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It's the destination for visitors in search of a taste of the outdoors at an unhurried pace, with a strong farming heritage, unspoilt countryside, interesting history and wealth of arts and crafts.

The diverse character of the landscape ranges from the north with its woodland hills, the patchwork quilt of fields, meadows and orchards to the east, the dramatic river valleys in the south, and to the west rich pastures leading to mountain ridges, all nurturing a host of varied wildlife.

With its wealth of bridleways, footpaths and small country roads threading through, it offers beautiful, unspoilt walks. Or if active pursuits appeal, then riding, cycling, canoeing and fishing are all on offer. As well as spectacular scenery there are many interesting and lively market towns and pretty villages to explore boasting medieval, Tudor and Georgian architecture. Seek out fascinating ancient churches, cosy pubs, delightful tea rooms and quaint shops nestled along cobbled streets.

Herefordshire is rich in history with hidden architectural gems dotted throughout, from fine stately homes to fairytale castles as well as evocative reminders of the county's turbulent past in magnificent crumbling medieval castles. For garden lovers there are the delights of the traditional and intimate cottage gardens to the formal, grand designs of Hampton Court and Hergest Croft.

The county is a haven for artists, craftspeople and musicians inspired by their surroundings, offering a wealth of cultural pursuits for the whole family. The food and drink delivered daily by local producers include Hereford beef, cider, succulent lamb from the Marches, artisan cheese, not to mention ice-creams, yoghurt and fruit, which inspire the region's chefs to create mouth-watering menus for visitors to enjoy. The delights of Herefordshire are there to be savoured.

Dont Miss...

The annual Literary Festival at bookworms' paradise Hay-on-Wye in May, the Three Counties Show in June, a celebration of countryside events at the Bromyard Gala, Britain's largest poetry festival at Ledbury, the historic Three Choirs Festival and the Ross-on-Wye Country Music Festival in July. Discover the 40-mile 'Black and White Village Trail' through the half-timbered villages of Hereford.

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