An important market centre, Hereford is located in the middle of the county and has excellent road and rail connections.
The central open space hosts a range of events including the popular farmers’ markets and general market, and is bordered by a comprehensive range of shopping opportunities including the covered ‘Butter Market’.
Famous for cattle, sheep, cider and hops, the locally produced food and drink are of high quality and an increasingly important element in the lifestyle of Herefordshire, so it is hardly surprising there are many sophisticated restaurants in the region.
Hereford is complimented by the thriving and historic market towns of Monmouth, Ross on Wye, Ledbury, Leominster, Ludlow and Hay on Wye, all of them offering excellent shopping, recreational amenities and schooling. With the River Wye meandering through stunning unspoilt countryside, awash with artisan makers and producers, beguiling black and white villages, and a whole host of year round events, festivals and activities, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy.
Places of interest
- Hereford Cathedral – chained library and Mappa Mundi
- Belmont Abbey
- Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
- The Old House
- The Waterworks Museum
- The Cider Museum
- Hampton Court Castle & Gardens
- The Weir Garden
- Abbey Dore Court Garden
- Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum
- Herefordshire Council
35 Hafod Road