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Welcome to Herefordshire,

         The Wye Valley and The Marches

         These three incredibly beautiful regions have long intertwined and in this guide
         we showcase their modern day delights as well as the historic snippets of how
         they came to be.
         Pack a picnic, your camera and your casual clothes … we’ll provide the MEMORIES.

         Spring                              Winter
         Woodland and countryside fl owers peek   The fun doesn’t stop with the cooler days.
         through from January onwards. But the   Think pumpkin picking in abundance,
         most heady and fl oral displays come late   fi rework displays in every county corner,
         March - May with our aromatic blossom   festive markets, Christmas lights switch-ons
         trails. Heralding the abundance of cherry,   and the warm glow of mulled cider in cosy
         pear and, of course, our apple orchards lose   country pubs. Even January brings the
         yourself in them on a rural stay, countryside   enchanting practice of Wassailing, where the
         walk or cycle ride.                 orchards are blessed, evil spirits warded off
         Summer                              and the Wassail King and Queen are hoisted
                                             to music, song and dance to encourage an
         Everything is open, from attractions,   abundant harvest for the year to come. It is
         glorious gardens to activities and plenty of   an unforgettable experience.
         festivals, country shows, and events. 2024
         highlights include the world’s largest music   Carry this guide with you as a constant
         and philosophy festival How the Light Gets  discovery and reference tool, and please
         In in May, vibrant Hellens Garden Festival  do remember to tell businesses you saw
         in June, July’s amazing Beer on The Wye  them in here!
         weekend (it includes cider too), and the
         buzzing Indie Food Festival over the   Find further inspiration on
         August Bank Holiday.       where
                                             you’ll see Maps and Trails, Ideas for Groups,
         Autumn                              a huge What’s On Guide and plenty more
         The county turns golden. Leafy hot spots   places to eat, sleep and enjoy.
         include Queenswood Arboretum and
         Country Park, the woods of Mortimer   Follow, Share and Tag us on
         Country in north Herefordshire, and   $ ! @eatsleepliveherefordshire
         Symonds Yat in the south. Join one of this
         season’s walking festivals with view-fi lled
         routes for all abilities. Discover incredible   Accessible Herefordshire
         countywide creatives during h.Art    Destinations in the area are striving to
         (Herefordshire Art Week) in September.   be more accessible and inclusive every
         Take part in a fortnight of traditional Harvest   day. Look under Information>Accessible
         celebrations in October, commencing with   Herefordshire on our website for
         Hereford AppleFest to support our famous   places to stay and visit, and also
         cider production.           or contact us

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