Located on the border of England and Wales, Hay-on-Wye is famous for being the National Book Town of Wales where you can find a bookshop on every corner.
From shops dedicated to murder mysteries or poetry, there is something for all literary tastes, as well as plenty of independent shops and eateries to be discovered in this historic town.More information
Sitting alongside the River Wye, the city of Hereford is brimming with history and culture. From the magnificent cathedral to the half-timbered buildings, there are plenty of attractions, shops and eateries to be discovered.
Why not visit the Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map of the known world, or the Chained Library, both located at Hereford Cathedral?More information
The vibrant market town of Ross-on-Wye is a fantastic place to explore the quaint streets and discover the town’s history.
From colourful buildings to Gothic inspired architecture, explore independent shops and eateries, or discover galleries or the Heritage Trail.More information
This Norman castle is nicknamed the biggest, oldest castle that nobody has heard of! Neglected for over 350 years, the castle is now being restored and it’s rich history being discovered.
Discover rare 11th Century walls, a twin-turreted entrance and recently discovered stained glass to unearth the fascinating mysteries behind this ruin.More information
Set in eight acres, this carefully restored Victorian house and gardens is a haven for nature lovers or those who want to immerse themselves in a stunning setting.
With a pop-up café perfect for stopping and taking a restful break, this is a peaceful place to relax on an afternoon.
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Dating from the 12th century, these ruins feature a round keep atop a mound, offering panoramic views of the Black Mountains and the Olchon Valley.
Bring a picnic and be transported back in time as you explore this example of medieval construction.More information
Dating from the 18th century, explore ten acres of gardens set alongside the River Wye and discover stunning views of Herefordshire.
With ancient trees and Roman ruins waiting to be discovered, you will also find a walled garden, colourful blooms and a 1920’s glasshouse.More information
Opening to the public in May 2022, following extensive restoration work, you can now take a tour and learn about the history of this medieval castle, or discover the many events and productions held in the grounds.
Said to have originally been built in a day, according to local legend, this castle is located in the heart of Hay-on-Wye and is a perfect option when visiting the town or local area.More information
A tradition for 700 years, the weekly Hay Market Day is held every Thursday and welcomes over 40 traders to showcase their wares.
Discover a variety of treasures, from local produce to artisan crafts, and you will be sure to find a souvenir to take home!More information
A magnificent building, the cathedral has been an icon of Hereford for over 1300 years. Learn about the history and treasures on display by taking part in guided tours.
Hereford Cathedral is also home to the Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map in the known world, and the famous Chained Library, home to over 1200 early printed books.More information
Discover the UK’s widest range of working pumps and engines at this fascinating museum. Featuring some of the oldest working steam pump engines, learn all about the ways in which our ancestors processed water.
Have a go with historic devices in the Heritage Water Park, and try your hand at lifting, moving and filtering water in traditional ways.More information
A beautifully preserved Jacobean timber-framed house, this museum showcases what life was like in 17th century Hereford.
Discover the rich and vibrant history of the building, from narrowly avoiding destruction during the English Civil War to providing the Victorian community with its wares as a saddlers, fish and hardware shop.More information
Make some new animals friends at the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre. Get ‘hands on’ and feed the larger animals, including pygmy goats, donkeys, or visit the small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits and canaries.
Discover the owl garden or the owlet room and find over 30 species of owls, from the newly hatched to the experienced adults.More information
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the ancient woodland spans over 123 acres and is classed as a Local Nature Reserve.
Explore the activities, events and attractions around the arboretum, featuring 1,200 rare trees across 47 acres.More information
Spanning from South Wales and into Herefordshire, the Black Mountains is a part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
With the highest peak, Waun Fach, standing at 811 metres (2661 ft), each peak in the Black Mountains is a challenging climb but offers magnificent views as a reward.More information
Overlooking the Golden Valley, this Neolithic burial chamber has been linked to King Arthur since the 13th Century.
Discover the legend, where Arthur defeated a giant who left an impression of his elbow on the stone as he fell, and explore the peaceful scenery of the Golden Valley.More information
Part of Moccas deer park, Moccas Hill Wood is a picturesque walk in beautiful Herefordshire countryside.
Explore the network of footpaths and discover local wildlife and flora and fauna on the variety of trails.