A hidden gem tucked against the Welsh order & hugged by the Brecon Beacons there's so much to see and do in Herefordshire you will need to keep coming back again and again.
Built on a place of worship used since Saxon times, Hereford Cathedral contains some of the finest examples of architecture from Norman times to the present day, including the 13th century Shrine of St. Thomas of Hereford, the recently restored 14th century Lady Chapel and the award-winning 20th century New Library Building. The award-winning Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition houses the spectacular medieval map of the world and the Cathedral’s unique Chained Library, telling the stories of these national treasures through models, artefacts and changing exhibitions and displays. Other activities include concerts, recitals, Amenities include on-site Cathedral Cafe, Cathedral Shop and toilets.
A beautifully conserved 17th century house, furnished in period style. Explore the kitchen, dining hall, parlour and bedrooms, and discover the baby walkers and dog’s door. Children’s area with colouring activities, puzzles and dressing-up costumes. Wheelchair access to ground floor, a ‘virtual’ tour of the building is also available.
Hereford Cider Museum Trust is an Independent Charitable Trust (Charity number 1158061) and 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. It is housed in the original 1888 Bulmer's factory, and it tells the story of cidermaking across Britain, although local social history of course features very strongly.
Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements, Goodrich Castle promises a great day out for everyone. Advance booking is essential.
Hampton Court Castle started its journey in the early 15th Century. Set in the delightful Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by vast lawns, a stunning woodland backdrop, and magnificent award-winning gardens, the estate has an interesting and varied history. The gardens and castle are open to the public during the summer, and the castle hosts celebrations, corporate events and spectacular weddings throughout the year.
Family run farm park is the ideal day out for all the family. Enjoy a fast & bumpy tractor ride, hands on time with the animals, and lots of play!