Nestled alongside the River Wye and bordering England and Wales the beautiful county of Herefordshire offers a much-needed break from it all. Breath-taking countryside awaits on your group holiday, with Herefordshire showcasing some of the most sparsely populated rural landscapes in England. Having retained much of its “old world” charm, the county is famed for its fresh produce - most notably cider production, fruit and the celebrated Hereford Cattle.
The historic cathedral city of Hereford is bursting with character. Blending old stone and timber-framed buildings with more contemporary architecture, it’s an attractive place to visit with a welcoming atmosphere. Browse the independent shops in historic Church Street and shop ‘til you drop at the trendy Old Market shopping centre.
An array of market towns make interesting stops on a tour of Herefordshire, not least Ross-on-Wye which boasts beautiful views from its hilltop location, as well as a town centre which is bustling with independent shops. Take to two wheels from Ledbury and follow the cider cycling route which takes in some of the local cider producers and growing areas. Bromyard has a healthy programme of festivals year-round, Leominster boasts beautiful timber-framed buildings and Kington is a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside on foot.
To enjoy the best of the pretty villages in Herefordshire, set off by car on the 40-mile Black and White Village Trail which also takes in some of the most beautiful landscapes England has to offer.
The village of Symonds Yat is a hub for outdoor adventures in the Wye Valley, where canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding can all be enjoyed. Over on the border with Wales is Hay-on-Wye, famous for its annual literary festival but a great destination for book worms throughout the year, given it has over 20 bookshops to browse!
Attractions in Herefordshire include Hampton Court Gardens, Eastnor Castle and Berrington Hall, as well as numerous other historic buildings, beautiful gardens and cider-related attractions.
If you’re planning a visit with a large group, take a look at our wonderful selection of large holiday cottages in Herefordshire and make your stay even more memorable.