Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county in the West Midlands region of England. Hereford is a cathedral city and is the county town with a population of approximately 55,800 inhabitants it is also the largest settlement. The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England.
Many well-known cider produces are based in Herefordshire. These include Weston's cider of Much Marcle, and Bulmer's cider, from Hereford, which produces the UK market leader Strongbow.
Herefordshire is in the heart of the county full of individual market towns, each with their own style and story to tell. Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Bromyard, Hay on Wye, Kington and Leominster, choose where to stay in any of the beautiful settings found throughout.
Things to do
On the border of Wales, Herefordshire is steeped in history and some areas have been left relatively untouched for many years. So if it's walking, ruins, castles, churches, canoeing, attractions, gardens or family fun, there are many things to do
Follow the Black 7 White Trail or the Cider Route. Visit historic houses, local museums, castle ruins an evocative reminder of early border strife or gardens ranging from the delightfully traditional cottage garden to formal gardens with statuary and flowing water in a country house setting.
Hampton Court Castle & Gardens take a Castle tour and see the medieval Coningsby Great Hall, original Chapel, stunning Ballroom, library and a selection of the sumptuous bedrooms. Wander through the award winning gardens or take a stroll alongside the river.