Herefordshire is a county that’s full of historical sites, picturesque countryside and traditional British food. A well-known producer of cider and fruit, Herefordshire is mostly rural and has a population of less than 200,000. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit locally though, no matter what time of year you decide to visit this beautiful county. Here are our places to visit in Herefordshire.
The wonderful thing about the county is that it is largely unspoilt and undeveloped. The countryside is beautiful, fantastic for walking and yet, particularly because of its history, there are still plenty of things to see and do. There are castles galore (e.g. Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Stokesay, Whittington and nearby Powys and Chirk) and sites such as Ironbridge Gorge, a World Heritage Site.
Herefordshire has long been considered the land of ‘milk and honey’, famed for its spectacular countryside, historic market towns, picture-book black and white villages and an abundance of artisan makers, foodie destinations and a real passion for celebrating them.
Shropshire and Herefordshire are two English counties that border the west of Wales. They are often regarded as England’s ‘quiet counties’. But they are becoming increasingly popular as holiday destinations as visitors discover there is much more to them than meets the eye.