Hereford sits right at the heart of the county, on a loop of the River Wye. Herefordshire lies on the border with Wales, hugged by the Malvern Hills to the east and the Black Mountains to the west. As well as captivating castle ruins, churches and historic houses, Herefordshire is also home to special sites of historic interest which include Arthur’s Stone, a 5000-year-old burial chamber with spellbinding views and the magnificently carved Shobdon Arches.
In the centre of Hereford lies the golden-stone cathedral with its medieval Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. You can also wander among half-timbered houses, take a stroll along the banks of the River Wye or browse the independent shops clustered along quirky Church Street and explore the Old Market, transformed into an open-air destination for shopping, dining and cinema. For more arty excitement, head to The Courtyard Hereford for theatre, comedy, workshops and more.
Herefordshire is noted for a host of schools, both within the state and private sector. Hereford Cathedral School and The Elms are in close proximity whilst Marlbrook and St Francis Xavier’s Primary School are also highly regarded within the area. Hereford also boasts an excellent Sixth Form College and the new Hereford University NMITE. Herefordshire is a small county and the county town of Hereford sits centrally, with the market towns like points on a clock; Leominster to the north, Ross-on-Wye to the south, Bromyard and Ledbury to the east and Hay-on-Wye to the west. The A49 trunk road is the main north and south route, linking the towns of Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, and Leominster and north towards Ludlow. National railway services are available from Hereford with various links to the north and south. International airports can be found at Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol.Areas We Cover