If there’s one thing Hereford is renown for it’s creating incredible cider, growing more apples than any other county in the UK, Hereford is home to cider. However, over the past few years more and more vineyards have been popping up nearby who have been creating award winning wine and have opened their doors to the public – we have complied for you a list below…
Ross-on-Wye, nestled by River Wye, is a charming spot with a rich history. An old travel guidebook by William Gilpin about Wye Valley brought picturesque tourism here in 1782, attracting visitors to its scenic beauty. The town boasts of independent shops, 19th-century Gothic walls, and a beautiful Gazebo Tower folly, alongside pastel-hued homes tumbling towards the river. Previously called Archenfield or ‘Land of Hedgehogs’, the St Mary’s Church and other memorials still carry the 17th-century icon.
Ledbury is a lovely town with lots of unique stores and places to eat. It’s surrounded by nature and there are paths that lead up to the Malvern Hills. Many famous writers, such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and John Masefield, loved this area. The town even hosts an international poetry festival.
Monmouth is the first Bee Town in the UK. It is located in a lovely area called the Wye Valley. It has been a famous place to visit since 1780. One of the town’s most famous things is a bridge from the 13th century. The town has a cool history connected to people like Henry V, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Queen, Oasis, and Simple Minds who recorded at Rockfield studios. Music is still a big part of the town. Every year, there is a free music festival in the summer. There are lots of independent shops in Monmouth. Some popular ones are Bees for Development, Fingal Rock, Atelier Gilmar, and Salt and Pepper. You can also find many restaurants and cafes to hang out and have a coffee.
Malvern is a pretty town at the bottom of the Malvern Hills. It’s been around for a long time – since the bronze age! In the 1800s, people from all over the world visited Malvern to rest and get better. The town was modernised so people could come and ‘take the water’. Now Malvern is a really lovely place to visit. It’s Victorian and has lots of beautiful buildings. In the town itself there are lots of independent stores, cafes, bars and restaurants with a relaxed and friendly feel to the town.
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