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Herefordshire

Herefordshire has much of which to be proud. From great houses, country parks, unspoilt landscapes, apple orchards.

Terrific walking country, ancient monuments and castles to Iron Age Hill forts. The river Wye affords plenty of opportunities for water sports and otter spotting.

The market towns of Leominster and Kington welcome the visitor to share the delights of these small historic agricultural towns.

The Leominster breed of sheep - the Ryeland - gave the town its wealth from the fleece from the medieval period.  The town now has diverse businesses and a large collection of antique shops- as well as individual specialist shops , restaurants and coffee shops.

A river walk past the Priory Church - which dates from 800 A.D. provides the visitor with a glimpse of a bygone era.

Some ten miles away is Kington - on the well known Offa's Dyke footpath.  The wonderful gardens at Hergest Croft at the top of Kington is a plant lovers joy.

The town has a very popular annual agricultural show in September and a Christmas Market.

Throughout the year the area has numerous conducted walks and trails in Blossom time and Cider Apple time in the autumn, with many villages holding Open Garden weekends. Leominster holds an annual Apple Fayre in the Priory Church in mid October.

Our area of North Herefordshire is noted for its rich treasury of medieval, half timbered houses. Every village in the area is dotted with these distinctive"Black and White" houses.  Other architectural gems, are the detached bell towers of Pembridge, Yarpole and Richards Castle, the National Trust houses of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall and the historic dovecots in Eardisland & Luntly.

Just 12 miles from Ludlow the town of Leominster is well placed for touring the Marches - an unspoilt area which winds its way through the Borders of Shropshire and Powys where numerous castle ruins give a picture of the importance of this historical area.

Our county town is Hereford - with its famous cathedral and Mappa Mundi  exhilbition & chain library open to the public all year.

There are plenty of B&B and self catering accommodation  and country inns, restaurants and tea rooms available in North Herefordshire’s Mortimer Country, ideal for exploring the delights of Herefordshire and the Welsh border country.


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