The wye valley of Herefordshire does not disappoint! With an abudance of bustling market towns, impressive stately homes and country houses, craggy peaks, gentle valleys, unspoilt black and white villages all providing a rich resource for visitors to explore and enjoy.
What makes this area such a desirable part of the world for your Herefordshire Holiday.
Its appeal must surely lie largely in its diverse landscape, tradition and heritage providing inspiration to all who visit and relief from the daily stresses of our busy lives, as well as excellent holiday accommodation ranging from B&Bs to Herefordshire luxury hotels.
Click on Hotels In Ross-on-Wye to find out more about the town, its nearby attractions and the variety of Holiday accommodation available to you.
Click on Ledbury Hotels to read a bit more about the town and where you can stay.
Click on Hotels In Symonds Yat to find the best guest houses, country inns and hotels in the area.
Popular for centuries by walkers and admirers of the far-reaching views of Malvern Hills, Click Here for Bed and Breakfast in Malvern.
Whether you would like your stay to be in the central hub of Hereford, or one of its pretty outlying villages and suburbs, go to Hotels in Herefordshire to see an assortment of what is on offer.
With such a diverse and rich variety of Holiday accommodation available to visitors, we hope the Herefordshire Villages section of our site will help you to find the right location and the most appropriate accommodation. You may find yourself so spoilt for choice that you have to return time and time again!
Herefordshire hosts many attractions include museums, galleries, heritage centres, Black and White Villages. Eating and drinking are one of Herefordshire pastimes, the region offers an enticing choice of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and tea rooms. Eating Out in Herefordshire lists where you can eat, drink and be merry.
Herefordshire is well known as the Golden Valley and visitors from world wide visit time and time again as there is a wealth of history attached to Herefordshire and its Black and White Villages.
We prefer to picture Herefordshire as a playground whether you are seeking the adrenaline-fuelled thrills of the many outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, cycling, discovering hidden depths in the region's network of caves and caverns, or simply want to give yourself up to the pleasures of food and drink with Herefordshire's gastronomic diversity. A pint of Herefordshire Cider from one of the many local cider producers. A cheese tasting afternoon at one of the local cheese producers. Some of the nations best food can be found in the restaurants and Herefordshire Hotels that are in abundance within the area.
If you're planning to stay for a few days, check out the Herefordshire Holiday Accommodation section where you can choose from quaint self-catering cottages, or homely Herefordshire bed and breakfast, campsites in Herefordshire. Herefordshire also offers hotels to suit every budget.
Herefordshire is a paradise for sports enthusiasts, outdoor aficionados and fresh air fiends.
Popular towns in Herefordshire include Hereford, Leominster, Malvern, Ross-on-Wye, Bromyard, Ludlow, Tenbury Wells and Monmouth for more information, see the Herefordshire Town Guides
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Herefordshire hosts bustling market towns, impressive stately homes and country houses, craggy peaks, gentle valleys, unspoilt villages all providing a rich resource for visitors and locals to explore and enjoy. If you love the outdoors then Herefordshire has something for everyone choose a gentle stroll or a arduous ramble, traverse the craggy peaks, cycle ride thru the Black and White Villages, learn to fish, canoe, Archery, helicopter rides, balloon flights and plenty more. Herefordshire's many attractions include Stately Homes, museums, galleries, theme parks for both young and old, heritage centres, mills and caverns. Eating and drinking are Herefordshire pastimes, the region offers an enticing choice of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and tea rooms where you can eat drink and be merry.
Stately Homes in Herefordshire
There are many Country Houses in Herefordshire with a varied range of styles and architecture.
Village Guides for Herefordshire
Herefordshire has lots of wonderful black and white villages, some containing chocolate box pretty cottages or character properties oozing with charm. Together with valuable housing, business premises, shops and village stores these villages in Herefordshire help to support the communities which live and work here together with the millions of visitors who pass through each year.Some of the villages in Herefordshire are steeped in history, their names familiar and appearing in many of the guide books,
Herefordshire contains several rivers that started life as rain falling on the Hills of Herefordshire, the most important being the River Wye. The source of the Wye is in the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon. It flows through or past several towns and villages including Rhayader, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Symonds Yat, Monmouth and Tintern, meeting the Severn estuary just below Chepstow. The Wye itself is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and one of the most important rivers in the UK for nature conservation. Much of the lower valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Wye is largely unpolluted and is therefore considered one of the best rivers for salmon fishing in the United Kingdom, outside of Scotland. It is also a popular river with canoeists due to the relatively slow flowing water, making it good for beginners. The Symonds Yat Rapids are more challenging. Walkers can enjoy the Wye Valley Walk which follows the route of the River Wye from Hay-on-Wye to Chepstow along a series of well maintained way-marked paths.
Surrounded by wonderful Herefordshire countryside makes living in one of the villages in Herefordshire a blessing and is quite frequently commented on by visitors "What a beautiful part of the country Herefordshire is".
For more information on Stately homes please visit Herefordshire Country Houses.
Arts, Crafts and Museums in Herefordshire
Throughout Herefordshire there are a variety of museums and Arts and Crafts Shops showing work from famous artists to local artists who have taken inspiritation from the beautiful surroundings. Herefordshire vast sources of natural materials are used by the many established Herefordshire craft workers to create and inspire.
For more information on Arts, Crafts and Museums please visit Crafts Activities Herefordshire.
Outdoor Pursuits in Herefordshire
Fishing is one of England s most popular sports/pastimes and in Herefordshire you will find an excellent choice of rivers and lakes to try and catch that elusive Big One . If fishing is something new to you there are fishing schools and tutors that can teach you from the basics to the advanced.
Symonds Yat is a joy for climbers; thousands of climbing enthusiasts take to to climb the very popular Yat Rock. The wye valley Herefordshire has climbing to occupy the enthusiastic beginner through to the world-class athlete visiting from abroad.
Walking in Herefordshire
Wye valley walks has to be the most popular activity in Herefordshire and that is for a reason it is home to beautiful scenery and has terrain that can provide you with any walking route you require from a Sunday stroll or for the more adventurous a hike through rugged terrain.
For more information on Wye valley walks please visit Walks in Herefordshire.
Herefordshire Holidays are an experience to treasure, so special that you will want to return time and time again.
We have dramatic scenery patiently waiting to be captured on your cameras, which has taken millions of years to be formed into the breathtakingly beautiful rolling hills of Malvern Hills, the tranquil and serene Malvern Hills or the rugged mountaneous area of the Black Moauntains.
Mountain Biking and Cycling in Herefordshire
The sport of mountain biking is extremely popular in Herefordshire. Traversing the hillsides on a bike is an exhilarating (and often exhausting and dirty) experience and it is possible to cover considerable distances over unlikely looking terrain. You can find large groups of riders around these areas most weekends.
For more information on Mountain Biking and please visit Cycle/Hire Holidays Herefordshire.
Accommodation in Herefordshire
There are hundreds of Herefordshire Cottages, Hotels, B&B, Farms and many more choices of Holiday accommodation in Herefordshire and for whatever your length of stay you can be sure there is the right accommodation for you. Stay in a 4 star hotel in luxury or set up camp in a one of the hundreds of campsites. Stay on a working farm or relax in a lodge in one of the many Country parks. Herefordshire hotels abound with hotels in Herefordshire being some of the most sought after hotels in the country. From the smallest Herefordshire hotel to some of the largest hotels in Herefordshire , all offer a warm welcome ready for the day ahead !
For more information on Holiday Accommodation please visit Accommodation In Herefordshire.
Food and Drink in Herefordshire
Herefordshire offers a vast choice of dining experiences. Whether you prefer a carvery meal in a traditional pub or the whole haute cuisine experience, there are cafes, bistros, restaurants and tearooms all waiting to take your order.
Places to eat in Herefordshire guarantees two things diversity and hospitality. Herefordshire is fast becoming renowned for its gastronomy and thanks to the rich supply of local specialities; diners can enjoy fresh produce, tasty cheeses, organic meats and robust puddings. Eating Out in Herefordshire provides culinary experiences sure to satisfy the heartiest of appetites as well as the most discerning of customers. Herefordshire cafes and bistros pride themselves on welcoming visitors whether they seek a restorative cup of tea, a relaxing glass of wine or a full-blown three course meal.
For more information on Food and Drink please visit Eating out in Herefordshire.
Farmers Markets in Herefordshire
Farmers' markets have existed since the dawn of agriculture and the birth of commerce. They differ from conventional markets in that farmers are present in person to sell their produce and goods to the general public whether this is jam, bread, vegetables, fruit, meat or dairy produce. There is no middleman. It's an honest, traditional and typically rural way of operating and is enjoying increased popularity across the UK, and especially in Herefordshire where there is such a wonderful range of local produce.
For more information on Farmers Markets please visit Farmers Markets under the business guide for each of the towns, here is the link for Hereford Farmers Market.