Hereford: at the centre of everything, naturally
Whether that’s strolling alongside the crystal clear waters of the River Wye, enjoying the vibrant centre of High Town, taking in a show at The Courtyard Theatre or immersing yourself in our fantastic local history and historic architecture.
With the market towns of Ledbury, Leominster, Bromyard, Kington and Ross-on-Wye naturally looking towards Hereford, all roads lead – gently and calmly – to Hereford City. Relax in a coffee shop, stroll around the traffic-free city centre, top up your cultural habit at the Cathedral and take in a show – all just a short stroll from each other.
It’s rural life, refined
With a friendly market town atmosphere, Hereford has been the market and commercial centre of our Herefordshire farming communities for hundreds of years. It’s no surprise then that we still know how to make the most of all that’s good from the land.
Hereford is a lovely city with a lively feel. There are lots of things to do, not least indulging in some shopping! Wander around the independent stores in the historical centre and call in to the adjacent brand spanking new prestigious Old Market, built on the site of the old livestock market. The livestock market has a new, modern home just outside Hereford on Roman Road featuring regular auction sales of the region’s livestock.
We can’t wait to share it too – so as well as our characteristic warm welcome you‘ll find the finest food, drink and produce at the top of our menus. From great products that made Herefordshire famous such as Hereford Beef, cider, perry, potatoes, soft fruit and fruit juices – to the feasts that are making our name again, including gourmet crisps, cheese, asparagus and the revival in real ales.
History, all mapped out
A visit to the 13th Century Mappa Mundi at Hereford Cathedral is a must. It’s the largest medieval map of the world in existence, but is so much more than just a map, think of it as a social snapshot of 13th Century faith and history.
Don’t miss dropping into The Cider Museum to find our best known ‘golden amber’ is produced. Explore the original cider champagne cellars of the former cider making factory and if the timings right you can join in with the International Cider and Perry Competition.
Call in at the Discover Herefordshire Centre to browse local products, souvenirs and collectables and to discover more information about Hereford, Herefordshire and The Wye Valley from our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.