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.

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It’s rural life, refined

Elgar Cathedral

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

Mappa Mundi

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.

Accommodation in Hereford
Why not spend your stay in Hereford in one of our top accommodation providers throughout the city. Enjoy our variety of luxurious guesthouses and farmhouses in the countryside to hotels and self catering houses in town, there's something for everyone in Hereford.
Food and Drink in Hereford
Hereford is home to many different tastes for you to experience. Visit our restaurants for homemade cakes and cooked lunches or to discover a taste of both traditional and international cuisine. View the many other food and drink opportunities available in Hereford.
Things to do in Hereford
Hereford has a variety of things for you to do whilst you are here. Discover the heritage of Hereford by visiting our many museums and art galleries available to you. Along with this, we also have a number of activities such as Paintballing and Guided tours for you to enjoy.
What's on in Herefordshire
Hereford and the surrounding areas have a variety of events and activities to enjoy. From our many festivals to theatre performances to our many walking events.