About Herefordshire & the Market Towns

Hereford

Hereford area

The City of Hereford straddles the banks of the River Wye and is the natural centre of Herefordshire life. Quite simply, it’s a wonderful place to take a break.
Mortimer Country

Mortimer Coutry

You couldn’t make Mortimer Country up. It’s a wonderful unspoilt area of north Herefordshire, nestling into the Shropshire Hills AONB and the Radnor Hills of Powys.
Leominster

Leominster

Set in the heart of the Herefordshire Marches, Leominster sits halfway between Ludlow in Shropshire and Hereford at the heart of Herefordshire.
Kington

Kington

Kington in the North West of Herefordshire, is one of the five market towns of Herefordshire long with Leominster, Bromyard, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. Kington, bordering with Powys
Bromyard

Bromyard

There’s a good reason why Bromyard has earned the nickname ‘The Town of Festivals’. Bromyard, nestling between the two cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester in the east of the Herefordshire.
Ledbury

Ledbury

Nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills to the east of Hereford, Ledbury is a haven for poetry and culture. The area has seduced and provoked more than its fair share of notable Poets. It’s not hard to see why.
Ross on Wye

Ross-on-Wye

There’s no mistaking Ross-on-Wye in south Herefordshire as a market town. St Mary’s Church spire has shaped the skyline of Ross-on-Wye for over 700 years.
Wye Valley

Wye Valley

The River Wye flows along the Anglo-Welsh border and from Mordiford, just south of Hereford, through the south of Herefordshire, the Wye Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat

There are so many reasons to visit Symonds Yat in south Herefordshire. Bordering the Royal Forest of Dean to the south and lush agricultural pastures to the north.
Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye

Only the Dulas Brook separates Hay-on-Wye in Powys, Wales and its English ‘suburb’ Cusop, which is in Herefordshire.
Golden Valley

Golden Valley

There’s almost something enchanted about Herefordshire’s Golden Valley as it winds its way sheltered between the Black Mountains and the banks of the River Dore.

Herefordshire has a number of bustling Market Towns – all individual with a character of their own. The quaint rural villages are an ideal place to potter, browse, explore and sample traditional Herefordshire hospitality. We have a wealth of quirky independent shops and specialist retailers just waiting to welcome you, while the indoor and outdoor markets and specialist farmers markets are always a real attraction for visitors and locals.