Getting Here

getting here

The county less discovered!

Amongst our virtues is our location. We're blessed with rural landscapes and we're also very accessible to get to. In fact, it's surprising how many folk we know will love what they find and are within relatively easy reach but have yet to discover us! We’re on the Welsh border and our own gently undulating landscapes are nestled alongside the Malverns and Black Mountains, but just a little under a couple of hours drive from Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff and perhaps add an hour for London and Manchester.

We’re close enough to the M5 and even have a short stretch of motorway ourselves, the M50, which takes you to the doorsteps of Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury. So in no time at all you can sacrifice the madding crowd for an altogether more leisurely pace of life. Then it’s time to park up, explore and relax.

By Car

Just 3 hours drive from London and 1 ½ hours from Birmingham.

  • Birmingham - Hereford: 58 miles
  • London - Hereford: 135 miles
  • Cardiff - Hereford: 56 miles
  • Manchester - Hereford: 138 miles


Herefordshire is a small county - approximately 40 miles North/South and East/West. The county town of Hereford sits centrally, with the market towns like points on a clock; Leominster in the North, Ross-on-Wye to the south, Bromyard & Ledbury to the East and Hay-on-Wye, on the English/ Welsh border, to the West.

The A49 trunk road is the main North-South route, linking the towns of Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, and Leominster, then North towards Ludlow in Shropshire.

Traveling from Birmingham and the east, leave the M5 behind you as you head west into Herefordshire.

By Train

There are railway stations at Hereford, Leominster, Colwall and Ledbury.

Direct trains run to Hereford, Ledbury & Colwall daily from Birmingham New Street Station (which has connections to Birmingham International Airport), with a journey time of 1½ hours.

The regular service between Manchester & Cardiff stops at Leominster and Hereford.

Direct trains from London Paddington to Hereford (journey time about 3 hours) also stops at Colwall and Ledbury.

By Coach

National Express coaches run nationwide services. You can travel from London Victoria and Birmingham to Hereford, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye.

To book your journey call National Express Customer Contact Centre on 08717 818181

There are regular bus services between the city and all the market towns. Buses also run to Worcester and Cardiff.

By Air

The nearest major international airports are Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol with scheduled flights to and from Europe and America.

The London airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted have a more comprehensive range of flights and destinations across the globe.

Car hire is available at all airports and throughout Herefordshire.