Things to do

Hereford Cathedral

Home of Mappa Mundi and Chained library

With its awe-inspiring cathedral, Hereford is a classic country market and shopping centre on the banks of the world famous River Wye with a mix of traditional and modern shops, pubs and restaurants. 

 

 Hereford Cathedral is famous for being the home of the unique Mappa Mundi, a Medieval treasure from the 13th Century.  Herefordshire has a wealth of beautiful churches, great houses with beautiful gardens, castles and sites of historical interest.

Distance

11 miles

Drive time

20 mins

Address

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5 College Cloisters Cathedral Close Hereford HR1 2NG

+44 (0)1432 374200

Tintern Abbey

Founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks

With its imposing silhouette, Tintern Abbey is a Gothic masterpiece. Tintern Abbey is a national icon – still standing in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace.

Tintern Village is simply beautiful, local pubs and cafes and an old railway await visitors. 

Distance

21 miles

Drive time

35 mins

Address

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Tintern Abbey, 
Tintern, NP16 6SE

+44(0) 1291 689251

Monmouth Castle

Birth place of Henry V in 1387 

A small hidden gem that has free admission. Tanks outside and some interesting military objects inside. There is not much left of the ruin but it is worth a visit. no toilet, cafe etc. but an interesting place to spend some time. 

Today's meagre ruins give little insight into this once important early Norman castle which was built by William FitzOsbern, a nephew of the Conqueror, to protect the settlement beside the confluence of the Monnow and the Wye. 

Distance

7 miles

Drive time

15 mins

Address

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Goodwich Castle

Norman medieval castle ruin north of the village of Goodrich in Herefordshire

Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history, spectacular views from the battlements and a delightful tearoom, Goodrich Castle promises a great day out for everyone.

Distance

12 miles

Drive time

22 mins

Address

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Savoy Theatre

Birth place of Henry V in 1387 

Step back in time with a visit to The Savoy Theatre. This is a fabulous experience. A grade 2 listed building awarded theatre of the year in 2019. Run by volunteers, drop by and they will probably show you around. 

If possible book and take in a film or show, with its tiny bar and history, it all provides for an atmospheric visit. 

Distance

7 miles

Drive time

15 mins

Address

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Symonds Yat

Yat Gorge is carved through limestone geology

Symonds Yat is a village in the Wye Valley and a popular tourist destination, straddling the River Wye in the English county of Herefordshire, very close to the Gloucestershire border. It is within a few miles of Monmouthshire and the Welsh border. The name is said to come from Robert Symonds, a 17th-century sheriff of Herefordshire, and yat, an old word for a gate or pass. 

Distance

10 miles

Drive time

25 mins

Address

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