Places to visit

Hereford is a small city with ancient origins set in a region of beautiful countryside known as the Welsh Marches.

The city has a great deal to offer from the unique historical insights of the Cathedral and Mappa Mundi Exhibition, to excellent restaurants, shops and the theatre. You can set out on the scenic Wye Valley Walk from the house, or any number of footpaths in the surrounding countryside.

Hay-on-Wye is 20 miles away and a good day out for second-hand books, collectables and a brisk walk up the edge of the Black Mountains.

The Elan Valley consists of a series of marvellous Victorian dams set in breathtaking mountains. Walk the footpaths through ancient woodland and visit the Red Kite feeding centre on the way home.

Take a beautiful drive down the Wye Valley to see the ruins of Tintern Abbey. Visit the shops, have tea and cake, and then if you feel up to it, take the footpath up through the woods to Offa’s Dyke Path and the Devil’s Pulpit.

As a base for exploring Wales and The Cotswolds, we couldn’t be better situated. Wales is just a few miles away with the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains easily accessible as well as its many castles.  The Cotswolds are just as easily accessible in the opposite direction.  Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Warwick are also within easy driving distance, as are the beautiful hills of the Malverns.

To the right are some links to places you might want to visit during your stay. It is by no means complete and reflects our interests, which are mainly walking, nature and wildlife. There are of course gardens to visit, and hedge puzzles, and much, much more. We will add more links as we find them.