HISTORIC HEREFORDSHIRE

A hidden gem tucked against the Welsh border & the Brecon Beacons, there's so much to see and do in Herefordshire you will need to keep coming back again and again.

Hereford Cathedral 

A part of Hereford's history for 1,300 years, it is home to the world-famous Mappa Mundi, Chained Library & shrine of St Ethelbert. The cathedral is open between 10am and 5pm and features tower tours, shop and café, and is wheelchair accessible.

 Postcode: HR1 2NG   What 3 Words: tiny.stir.passes

The Black & White House Museum 

Built in 1621, the Black & White House Museum is a 17th Century timber-framed building. It began as a butcher's home and shop, and since 1929, has been a museum of Jacobean life and a famous landmark. 

Postcode: HR1 2AA    What 3 Words: answer.total.shift

Hereford Cider Museum 

Hereford Cider Museum Trust was founded in 1973 to preserve the history of cider making worldwide. The extensive collection includes cider mills, presses, bottles, old photographs, watercolours, advertising memorabilia and a rare collection of English lead crystal cider flutes. With free parking and a wheelchair-accessible ground floor, conclude your visit in the shop and tearoom.

Postcode: HR4 0EF   What 3 Words: mild.deny.lands

Goodrich Castle 

Promising a great day out for the whole family, explore the ruins of Goodrich Castle with its battle scars from the Civil War Siege and see 'Roaring Meg', the only surviving Civil War mortar. 

Post code: HR9 6HY   What 3 Words: automatic.clips.acted

Hampton Court Castle 

Open to visitors and serving as a wedding venue, enjoy the beautiful gardens, woodland backdrop and medieval castle. the castle provides blue badge parking and is wheelchair accessible, except for the bedrooms. 

Postcode: HR6 0PN   What 3 Words: older.duplicity.cowboy

Big Pit: National Coal Museum

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the history of coal mining in South Wales, with a free tour underground in a real coal mine with an actual miner as your guide. Big Pit is worth the drive to Blaenavon, just across the border. Parking is £5 per day, free for blue badge holders. The underground tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Postcode: NP4 9RL   What 3 Words: lonely.uttering.giggle.

 

Blaenavon Iron Works

Harnessing the power of steam in 1979 for its blast furnaces, Blaenavon became the powerhouse for the Industrial Revolution, providing coal, iron ore and limestone. Working twelve hours a day, seven days a week, learn the stories of the workers, visit the cottages they called home and explore the ruins of the furnaces.

Postcode: NP4 9RQ   What 3 Words: chill.basically.narrowest