Hereford is a city rich in history, and has a variety of architecture with historical buildings to visit along with interesting museums. For entertainment you can enjoy drama, music, dance, film, ballet and opera at The Courtyard. There are restaurants with cuisines to suit all tastes and range from Mediterranean to Chinese, and the city has a good assortment of bars and pubs.
Shopping in the city brings a good choice with both national retailers and independent shops, and there’s the Old Market Shopping Centre with a good range of stores. The conference venues for business in the city include those at Hedley Lodge and The Courtyard, and the nearest major airports are Birmingham Airport and Bristol Airport.
Hereford Car Hire
Wherever you are in Hereford, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Hereford car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Places you could visit in Hereford include the following:
You can come and visit this beautiful Cathedral which dates from the 12th century. The Cathedral is home to the splendid medieval Hereford Mappa Mundi, which is a map of the world that was made in the 1200’s, and also the Chained Library. You can also admire the many splendid features of the Cathedral such as the fine stonework, ornate choir, sculptured reredos, impressive tombs, as well as the Lady Chapel with decorative altar.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Here you can see a range of collections relating to the Herefordshire’s history. In this elegant Victorian building you can see displays from all the main historical eras, with an interesting timeline display. There are works of fine and decorative art, and a collection of works by John Scarlett Davis who was born in the County.
The Old House
You can visit this elegant timber framed house built in the 1600’s and look around the interesting period rooms displaying Jacobean life. Some of the features to enjoy include beautiful furniture made of oak, with an impressive four poster bed, along with fine wall paintings.
Not far from Hereford is this splendid 18th century Hall built by Henry Holland in Neo-Classical style, and you can admire the elegant rooms with fine features which include the main staircase with the impressive ceiling and tapestries, the decorative ceiling in the dining room, and you can also have an interesting look at the butler’s pantry and laundry room, as well as Georgian costumes. Visitors can also stroll through the lovely parklands designed by Capability Brown and see the picturesque gardens and lake.
The Cider Museum
This is an interesting Museum where you can come and learn about the history of cider making. You can see a range of exhibits including mills and presses and learn how they are used, as well as the fermenting process. You can also look around the cellars and see a cooper’s workshop, and other exhibits include historic paintings and cider glasses made of lead crystal.
The River Wye
You can come and enjoy the beauty of the River Wye with relaxing riverside walks or you can enjoy the scenery by kayaking or canoeing along the peaceful water and see the sights along the way, as well as the attractive bridges that cross the river.
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