This month is about catering to our readers further afield in neighboring cities and beyond. Take an online glimpse into Herefordshire’s charms and attractions. The county typically appeals to creative people who want to escape from city life. We’re rural yet filled with cultural treasures from Hay Festival to the River Wye. Whether you’re in our neck of the woods to see family, explore historic buildings or en route to a summer festival or nearby City hot spots like Birmingham or Cardiff be sure to make a short and sweet stay in this English county.
It’s so encouraging that HerefordshireWriters.co.uk is building a small but growing readership overseas. Here are some websites about this county plus ideas and links for tourists.
It’s a New Year so why not add a New City on your Travel bucket list.
But first for our readers abroad… Let’s show you Herefordshire on the map. Notably Herefordshire is a county filled with the city of Hereford plus neighboring towns and villages like Ross-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye, Leominster and Ledbury (plus too many others to name!)
The Tourist’s Guide
This site gives you an extensive outlook for attractions and events in the coming year 2017. A helpful tool for planning a future getaway to the county. Whether you’re a local or out-of-towner you will discover a new place to explore like Mortimer Country (in north of the county). Choose where you’ll stay from a Bed & Breakfast or Hotel or why not a cottage? Herefordshire is also a destination spot for Weddings too!
Pick a village or town to visit and find out the best places to visit and where to eat and shop!
Bromyard Golden Valley Hay-on-Wye Hereford Kington Ledbury Leominster Mortimer Country Ross-on-Wye Symonds Yat
Events Guide for Food, Culture, Nightlife and Beyond…
Your quintessential Herefordshire lifestyle guide that brings you a curated cultural highlight of Herefordshire’s Finest in food, art, sport, music and much more. Every Herefordian’s favourite site! It’s hip yet caters to all. Read it for the Hot List! Discover new blossoming talent plus the essential dates for your social diary.
Learn more about the county’s history . This site is a project run by the Herefordshire County Library Service, providing accessible archives for researchers and future generations as well as the curious at heart. There’s a beautiful visual archive online of photos from aerial views, a poignant collection of postcards and Christmas cards from the First World war. The Herefordshire Image Coollection allows you to view online photographs, prints and records of surrounding villages like Peterstow and Abbey Dore plus throwback photos of the Three Choirs and hidden spots. Most sentimental of all is the Herefordshire through a lens social history project. The photos are from the Derek Evans studio and will give you a warm nostalgic feel of Hereford through the decades. This four-year long project and oral history has its own website too: HerefordshireLifeThroughaLens.org.uk
The Hereford Cathedral is a cultural landmark that has within it’s ancient walls the Mappa Mundi, 1217 Magna Carta, King John’s Writ and the Chained Library. On top of that there are visiting choirs the most famous The Three Choirs Festival which occurs every three years at Hereford Cathedral.
There’s a wonderful Newsletter called “Out of the Cloisters” that you can view on their site here.
The History of the Cathedral.
Church service listings.
Opening times of the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library exhibition.
There is also a new interactive website about the Mappa Mundi: TheMappaMundi.co.uk
This is your comprehensive A-Z online guide of all churches in Hereford and its county’s villages and towns. Rich in information with highlights of each church’s unique beauty and historical significance.
Herefordshire County Fair
I have to confess I had not heard nor attended the Fair but it looks exciting and has peaked my curiosity… Alas you’ll have to wait until August but here’s a teaser… Camel racing in The Shire? Yes! Don’t believe me then visit HerefordshireCountryFair.co.uk. There’s terrier racing to pony club and showjumping on in the afternoons. Alongside clay shooting and other country pursuits. Notably there will be a classic cars display and the Motor Village where you’ll see a selection of supercars like Aston Martins to Ferrari’s showcased! In between watching equestrian events go shopping in the Marquee where you can browse and purchase country textiles, jewellery, homeware and gifts. This Year’s Cookery Demonstration will be held by Isabel Partridge. Many local producers will be displaying their foodie treats! More listings of who will be on site nearer the time.
Ticket details found here.