Herefordshire has long been a popular destination with UK holiday makers; its busy and diverse market towns and villages rest on the green and buoyant landscape and countryside of this popular UK county.
Herefordshire is made up of five different market towns/areas. They are; Central Hereford; South Hereford, containing Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley; East Hereford with Bromyard and Ledbury; West Hereford which includes the Golden Valley and Hay-on-Wye and North Hereford where you will find Leominster; Mortimer Country and Kington.
Things To Do In Herefordshire
Herefordshire is awash with things to do; we have detailed below some of the most popular tourist attractions in the area:
- Shopping in Herefordshire is a unique experience with a catalogue of independent and unusual shops. If you buy a Truffle Card then you will qualify for discounts on a selection of independent Herefordshire retail outlets. The Hop Pocket Village at Bishop’s Frome is also popular with visitors. There, you will see a wide selection of small shops with hand-crafted gifts and trinkets for sale in historic agricultural buildings. Ross-on-Wye benefits from a group of 100 retailers named the Association of Ross-on-Wye Traders (ART) who promote a number of activities in the town to support the community spirit. There, you will find unusual products; a friendly welcome; a large number of independent shops; boutiques; bookshops and antiques.
- Outdoor activities. There is a whole host of different outdoor activities in Herefordshire. There is miniature golf in the Wye Valley set in fantasy Roman ruins; you can also Quad bike, paintball, zip wire and swing through the trees at Oaker Wood Leisure centre which is set in 175 acres of mature woodland. Visitors can also see Herefordshire Raceway’s track which is situated in Weobley village, where there is an outdoor tarmacked, 600 metre circuit for go-karting. Famous for its cider making tradition, the Herefordshire Cider Route is a circular driving route which features a wide variety of cider producers.
- Kentchurch Court; Brobury House Gardens; Ralph Court Gardens; the Weir Garden and Brockhampton Estate make up the superb variety of Gardens you are able to visit in Hereford. There are both traditional and contemporary gardens to see with teas and cakes available.
- The Water Works Museum; Hellens Manor; Belmont Abbey, the Old House and the Cider Museum are just some of the popular cultural attractions the area has to offer. There is a whole range of culture to breath in in Herefordshire and if you have one, it’s definitely worth taking your National Trust Card with you.
Motorhome Campsites In Herefordshire
As a popular destination for all outdoor enthusiasts, there is plenty of sites available for motorhomes in the Herefordshire region. Below we have detailed just three of the sites that are available for motorhomes:
Tadpole Field, New House, Orchard Farm, Eardisland, Leominster, HR6 9BJ.
Dogs are permitted on the site and rallies are also welcome. There is a chemical disposal on site and fires are permitted. Within one mile there are shops, restaurants and bars and within 5 miles you can reach golf clubs, fishing and horse riding centres. Ludlow and Leominster are close and Hereford is around 15 miles away.
Borders Hideaway Holiday Home Park, Painscastle Road, Clyro, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5SG
Facilities at this site include: electrical hook ups, showers, toilets, laundry services, internet access, fully serviced pitches, hard standing pitches and a children’s play area.
Within around one mile there are transport links, shops, restaurants, bars, boating and fishing centres. There is also golfing, horse riding and cycling facilities. The site, which has received the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award also has free wi-fi and is set in an area with beautiful views.
Broadmeadow Caravan Park, Broadmeadows, Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7BW.
The site allows dogs and has disabled facilities. It also has electric hooks ups, gas refills, showers, a toilet block and laundry services. Close by, there are shops, restaurants, local transport links and swimming. Slightly further afield (around 5 miles) there are horse riding and golfing attractions.
The site has received a 5 star rating and is just 10 minutes walking distance from Ross-on-Wye. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are also in close proximity.