Welcome to Herefordshire or, if you are a local or visitor,read on for further information and delights that the county of Herefordshire has to offer. There are so many secrets to discover here that visitors come back year after year to find out more about the history and culture of this extremely diverse region. There are many festivals and events in Herefordshire and are an important part of the native culture and tourists travel far and wide to attend these events.
These range from the very large annual events to smaller events in the towns and hamlets .which surround the cathedral city of Hereford. Herefordshire stages enough events and activities to offer the visitor something to suit all.
Herefordshire county is scattered with historic sites which strech back to many centuries. The heritage and the landscape has inspired painters, poets, writers and muscians for decades and longer.
One of th earliest historic sites is the 5,000 year old Neolithic burial chamber known as Arthur's Stone, in the Golden Valley. Moving on thru time a few thousand years, discover one of the many castles scattered around the region. If its family History you want to discover Herefordshire holds many historic churches dotted around the region, which are located in many of the tiny villages or hamlets in the area.
The black and white village trail along Herefordshire is a popular tourist attraction for its many black and white buildings neatly placed in the towns and villages. Starting in Leominster then trail travels thru 11 villages, all with there own distinctive charm.
For more adventurous family members there are a range of attractions, for the younger ones including the butterfly and hedge puzzle in Symonds Yat, in fact there is so much for the family to do and it doesnt cost the earth with many attractions in the region being free. If its the outdoor life you prefer with a bit of adrenalin filled excitment, there is a range of outdoor activities such as canoeing on the River Wye, rock climbing, mountain boarding and so much more.
If you choose something a little less vigorous but still enjoy the out-of-doors there are many gentle walks or why not attend the yearly walking festival and get together with others of similar interests. From a long distance walk along Offa's Dyke for the more veteran walker to many shorter and more gentle walks on offer in the area.
Good food and drink produced locally in Herefordshire is something to taste. Pursue the Herefordshire cider route and visit more than 14 cider producers and if you havent tasted Herefordshire cider before now is the chance as the producers offer free samples, and you can purchase these goods straight from the supplier after you have had a tour to see how this customary Herefordshire cider is made.
If its local goods you are interested in, then each of the towns in Herefordshire hold Farmers Markets wher you can peruse at a leisurley pace at some of the locally made products to fresh food on offer from local farmers.