Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. It is a sparsely populated county and the most rural in England. Its county town and largest settlement is Hereford. The county has mostly agricultural lands and is a top producer of fruits and cider and of course the Hereford cattle. It is home to the Wye Valley and Malvern Hills, which are both named Areas of Outstanding Beauty. Major settlements include Ledbury, Leominster, Kington, Ross-on-Wye and Bromyard. Hunting, forestry, industry and services are among its major economic contributors.
There is more to Herefordshire than its largest export, the Hereford beef cattle. It has bustling towns with a character of their own. The charming villages are the best places to relax, wander or simply sample the county’s tradition. You can see eccentric shops enticing you to come in and see what they offer. Their markets are always a pleasant destination to buy freshest finds. The county is mainly divided into five areas, the central, North, South, West and East. Hereford, its only city, is found in the central part.
There are so many things to do in Herefordshire for everyone. Manmade and natural attractions are bountiful, so you can spend some time appreciating the wonders of nature, and some time to check out its amusement sites for kids and the kids at heart. Be sure to visit historic houses and castles to take a glimpse of the county’s culture and history.
Arthur’s Stone – This English Heritage is a chambered tomb linked with no less than the legendary King Arthur. It dates back from the 3,700 BC to 2,700 BC.
Wigmore Castle – This ruined castle was founded in 1070 by FitzOsbern, tracing origin before the Norman Conquest.
Closest Airport: Birmingham Airport – 64.2 Miles
Closest City Centre: Hereford – 64.2 Miles
Closest Must-See location outside Herefordshire: Worcester – 27 miles