The Official Tourism Website for Herefordshire



NINE IRRESISTIBLE RURAL RETREATS

Nine Irresistible Rural Retreats

If you’re thinking about escaping to the countryside, where better than beautiful Herefordshire. It’s full of great self-catering accommodation options, […] Read more

Explore & Visit Herefordshire

Visit Herefordshire for award-winning dining, unique stays and amazing things to experience. Whether you are planning a day trip, short break or a summer holiday, for family, a group of friends or a romantic minimoon for two, it’s all here.

The region’s outstanding areas of natural beauty and incredibly beautiful landscapes and countryside are spectacular, making Herefordshire perfect for walkers, cyclists and canoeists along our famous River Wye.

If you’re looking for wonderful places to eat you’ll be spoilt for choice with award-winning and even Michelin Star dining destinations. We even do burgers in beefy style and all the market towns have regular produce markets celebrating artisan products and their provenance.

Above all, Herefordshire is a place to relax, slow down, disconnect from life’s stresses and reconnect with the people and things you love.

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Ten Great Glamping and Camping Sites

Ten Great Glamping and Camping Sites

Enjoying the great outdoors of rural Herefordshire has never been simpler. With so many excellent glamping and camping sites to […] Read more



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3 Choirs Support for Hereford 2022

The Three Choirs Festival will receive support from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The Festival is among […] Read more



Herefordshire Winter Walks

Five Wonderful Winter Walks

This winter why not embrace the great outdoors and venture out into the spectacular countryside of Herefordshire. With stunning countryside, […] Read more

What’s on

Herefordshire’s most comprehensive calendar of events from Food and Music Festivals to Country Shows, Christmas Markets and Fairs, Theatre and Arts events, Exhibitions and special celebrations. View all events

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Films at the Courtyard – January 2022

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See below for the fantastic range of films at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts this…
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Herefordshire Wassailing 2022

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Wrap up warm, put on your wellies and join in the ancient tradition of wassailing in the…
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Potter’s Wheel One Day Course

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Ever yearned to go ‘hands on’ with a potter’s wheel…or maybe you need to fine tune…
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Potters Wheel Weekend Course

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Eastnor Pottery is situated on the Eastnor Castle country estate, close to the Malvern Hills and amidst the idyllic Herefordshire countryside.…
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Eat & Drink

Fancy an award-winning Sunday Roast? A pint in Britain’s Cider Pub of the Year? A leisurely lunch at the UK’s Best Slow Food Restaurant? Discover Herefordshire’s gourmet gems from award-winning pubs and restaurants to casual burger bars and coffee shops, quintessential tearooms and artisan farm shops.

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Accommodation

For brilliant places to stay in Herefordshire, whether you’re a couple look for a romantic break in the country or a city weekend of culture, a family wanting to run free with the kids Herefordshire, or a group getting together for a special occasion, Herefordshire has all kinds of accommodation perfect for you.

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Things to do

Here you’ll find Herefordshire’s historic Castles and Country Houses, gorgeous Gardens, Museums and places of interest, as well as Activities, Shopping destinations and lots of inspiration on what to see, explore and enjoy.

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Welcome to Herefordshire

Famous for our Hereford Cattle, which puts Herefordshire on the map all over the world for their tender flavoursome meat, and wonderful cider still using traditional production methods as well as being home to big iconic companies, the county also offers a plethora of artisan products and crafts. From bread to rapeseed oils, honeys and preserves, crisps (Tyrrells originate here) and an abundance of beverages including British Cassis, Westons Cider, Chase Gin & Vodka, food and farming is the lifeblood of the county.

Herefordshire’s incredibly beautiful landscape and countryside is crammed with galleries and studios to visit, a wealth of stunning gardens, country houses and castles. With properties dating to the Doomsday Book, history and traditions are celebrated vigorously by locals and visitors alike and Hereford Cathedral is home to unique world treasures such as the Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library.

There are festivals for everything; food, flying, scarecrows, speed, music, art, and you simply MUST experience a Wassail! Herefordshire is full of hidden treasures waiting for you to explore them and you’ll find them on this website.

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Did you know…

  • The River Wye is the 5th longest river in the UK
  • The distinctive Hereford Cattle originated here to become the world’s No1 beef breed and are now reared in over 120 countries.
  • Hereford Cathedral is home to several unique world treasures; The Mappa Mundi (One of the oldest surviving maps of the world circa 1300), the Magna Carta 1217 (considered the foundation of English common law) and The Chained Library (the largest surviving chained library in the world).
  • Bulmers Cider originated here and is still the largest cider-making factory in the world.