Hereford: at the centre of everything, naturally

Strolling along the banks of the River Wye, enjoying the vibrant centre of High Town, taking in a show or immersing yourself in our local history and historic architecture – they are all just a short walk from each other in Hereford City.

With independent outlets sitting alongside well-known high street names, there is shopping for all in the traffic-free city centre. Or you may prefer to visit our historic black and white house museum, Cathedral and Mappa Mundi. Then you can sit back and relax in a coffee shop or enjoy a show at The Courtyard Theatre. There is something for everyone.

Call in at the tourist information centre in the historic Butter Market in High Town, to discover more about Hereford, Herefordshire and the Wye Valley from our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.

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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.

Opposite the Cathedral, Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and local works of fine and decorative art since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little, the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.

Spend an hour in the Black and White House Museum in High Town to take a step back into 17th Century Herefordshire, giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.

Herefordshire's agricultural heritage

Elgar Cathedral

Herefordshire is world-renowned for its production of high quality food and drink.
While you are in Hereford, 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 timing’s right you can join in with the international cider and perry competition.

Just out of town you can experience the noise, hustle and bustle of an auction at the livestock market. The original cattle market moved from Hereford town just a few years ago to its new, modern home, but hasn’t lost any of its character.

Take the time to taste some of the wonderful produce for yourself - from the famous Hereford beef, cider, perry, potatoes, soft fruit and fruit juices to more recent offerings including gourmet crisps and the revival in real ales.

Accommodation in Hereford
There is a variety of accommodation on offer in Hereford City – whether you prefer to stay in a hotel, self-catering or Bed & Breakfast.
Food and Drink in Hereford
There’s a large number of cafes and restaurants in Hereford – many of them independently owned – offering meals and lighter-bites.
Things to do in Hereford
Find activities for the whole family to enjoy, and discover the heritage of Hereford by visiting our many museums or join a guided tour.
What's on in Herefordshire
From festivals to theatre performances to group walks – There are events happening every day in Hereford for you to enjoy.