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Hereford is a large, cultural cathedral city set deep in the forest-flecked Herefordshire countryside and sitting beside the glistening, crystalline waters of the River Wye. Leafy oak trees arch over the calm banks, and lead up to Hereford’s diverse city streets, where swathes of varied architectural marvels tower over intriguing chic boutiques, cool cafés and specialist restaurants. A thriving performing arts culture echoes throughout the city, and museums and art galleries hide down cobbled streets, housing refined collections and archaeological finds.

Things to see

Visit the Old House, a Jacobean black-and-white half-timbered townhouse which towers into the sky, and currently hosts an immersive museum, where all the rooms are decorated in the refined, old-world Jacobean style, giving a convincing glimpse into the past. After, take a trip to the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, set in a striking black-bricked Victorian gothic building. It exhibits ancient artefacts, fine art and decorative paintings which have their history in the local Herefordshire area. Continue your cultural and historical Hereford tour by visiting the city cathedral, a towering white-stone marvel that dates back to almost a thousand years ago. Hidden behind its tall, ornamented walls, is the Mappa Mundi - the largest medieval map in existence. Finally, finish your day by catching a film, comedy act, or live theatrical performance at the sleek glass-walled Courtyard Centre for the Arts.

Hotels in Hereford

Hereford’s hotels range from fine guesthouses and B&Bs to homely independent hotels and even cottage rentals. Central Hereford’s guesthouses provide sublime 4 and 5-star service, set in grand, elegant houses with enormous high-ceiling rooms, bay windows and king-size beds. A number of 3 and 4-star hotels speckle Hereford’s tree-studded sprawling outskirts, and provide cosy rooms set in old Tudor and Victorian brick or half-timbered houses. For a home all of your own, a handful of cottage rentals - surrounded by verdant greenery - make for exceptionally alternative family-sized accommodation.

Where to stay

Stay in central Hereford - north of the shimmering River Wye - for easy, walking access to all of the city’s sights and attractions, where church spires spear the skyline and evenings give way to pleasant river-side strolls, speciality European cuisine and artsy nightlife. For a quieter holiday away from the buzz of the centre, but still within easily reachable distance, stay just south of the Wye in greater Hereford. Romance-seekers and nature-lovers can find peace, quiet and paradisal natural scenery in the expansive forests that lie just south east of the centre.

How to get to Hereford

Arrive to Hereford in style by gently gliding into the city’s central 4-track redbrick railway station, which provides comfortable services along the Victorian-era Welsh Marches Line to Birmingham, London, Manchester and Cardiff. Hereford is also easily accessed by car, where the speedy M5 motorway connects to the A449, which winds its way through the Herefordshire forests and fields, eventually ending at Hereford city centre. Hereford is a large city, but can be explored on foot or by bike. The streets rarely get congested, so exploring the city and surrounding areas by car is equally favourable.