Herefordshire is one of England’s smallest counties, tucked between the Welsh border and the Malvern Hills in the West Midlands. It’s the perfect place for group holidays in the UK because there's plenty to see and do, but at the same time the pace of life feels slower and so relaxed; it’s a chance to forget all about work and the pressures of life and totally unwind. Enjoy the quiet roads, the laid back air of market towns, amble around idyllic villages, discover miles and miles of gorgeous countryside; think gently rolling hills, wooded slopes and wide open fields, think beautiful sights like the early morning mist rising in the Wye Valley and the sun setting over The Golden Valley.
Have a browse around Hereford, famous for its cathedral where you can see the Mappa Mundi and The Chained Library; there are museums and galleries, an upbeat shopping scene and award winning restaurants. Ross on Wye and Ledbury are good too, or for book lovers, Hay on Wye, known for its annual Hay Festival of Literature.
Pootle around picturesque villages on the Black and White Village Trail to see the quirky half-timbered houses and cottages that this part of the world is famous for; tie it in with lunch at a cosy country pub, or a stop off at one of the attractions in the area – stately homes like Berrington Hall and Croft Castle, beautiful gardens at Hergest Croft and Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, ancient monuments like Arthur’s Stone and Dore Abbey, and the cutest little animals to see at The Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre.
Go outdoors, walking and cycling in the Black Mountains, canoeing and paddleboarding on the River Wye; you’ll find golf, llama trekking, horse riding and all kinds of exciting activities. Herefordshire has something for everyone, but most of all, this is where you can escape the hurly-burly of life; time to be.
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