Kington – centre for walking, top for golf

Kington in the north west of Herefordshire, is one of the county’s five market towns.

Bordering with Powys, Wales, Kington is known as ‘a centre for walking’ and carries Walkers Are Welcome status. The attractive town sits on the Offa’s Dyke Path, The Mortimer Trail, The Arrow Valley Trail, The Herefordshire Trail and the Wyche Way. It even hosts its own walking festival ‘Kington Walks’ every September.

Circular walks and those enabling visitors to explore the town are available from the Kington Tourist Information Centre on Church Street.

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Enjoy the high life

Golf in Kington

Kington is set in excellent cycling and mountain biking country, taking you along quiet lanes or off-road on bridleways such Hergest Ridge to enjoy the best of views across this border region.

Kington Golf Club is England’s highest 18-hole course, playable 12 months of the year.

Standing high and overlooking the town is the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. Parts of the building are Norman, notably the originally detached tower and the font. The fine stained glass windows and the superb alabaster tomb of Sir Thomas Vaughan and his wife are further points of interest in this peaceful haven.

Black and white delight

Black and White Delight

Kington is a key point along the route of the county’s Black and White Village Trail.

The 40 mile circular trail is a motor route through some of the prettiest Herefordshire villages and most beautiful landscape in England. Taking the trail through north west Herefordshire, you’ll find houses, half-timbered cottages and farmsteads, some of which date back over 600 years.

Leaflets giving routes for the Trail by car or bus are available from Tourist Information Centres, you can also view this online here.


Accommodation in Kington
After a busy day, why not kick your feet up in some of our luxurious places to stay such as the highly credited self catering properties and many more.
Food and Drink in Kington
Kington and the surrounding areas have some of the finest restaurants around, such as the Riverside Inn Restaurant in nearby Leominster or take a trip to the Monkland Cheese Dairy where you can purchase the finest continental cheese.
Things to do in Kington
A highlight of Kington is the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre where you can experience a wonderful collection of rare and friendly animals. Or there is the more relaxing Hergest Croft Gardens for you to explore.
What's on in Herefordshire
Kington and the surrounding areas have a variety of events taking place, whether it be a walking festival or taking part in a foraging course or workshop, there's something for everyone.