Herefordshire

Rolling hills, blossoming orchards, pretty market towns and flowing rivers provide a picturesque backdrop to the county of Herefordshire. Relax, explore the countryside and take in the cider trail, the black and white village trail or relax by the River Wye.

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Herefordshire Overview

Welcome to Herefordshire

Herefordshire is bordered by Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys.
Herefordshire has a population of around 200,000 people. The county town is the cathedral city of Hereford with other significant towns at Leominster, Ross-on-Wye and Ledley.

The stunning landscape of Herefordshire is dominated by agricultural land, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley – dotted with pretty villages and the River Wye upon its exit from and re-entry to Wales.


History

Herefordshire’s history is characterised by series of changes of ruler – from Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, Danish, Norman and finally English control in the 12th century. Agricultural activity and the wool trade were important to the development of the county, along with cider production which dates back years.

Today rural businesses remain prevalent throughout the county, as does tourism which draws in thousands of visitors a year to the county to enjoy the countryside and historic towns.


Getting There

The M50 provides a direct motorway link into Herefordshire from the South, whilst the A40 provides access for traffic from Oxford, London and the Midlands and the A49 goes North to South through the county.



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Goodrich Castle

Castle Lane, Goodrich, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6HY

Travelodge Hereford

Travelodge Hereford, Pomana Place, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0EF