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Days out in Herefordshire

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Herefordshire is a stunning rural county and it is jam-packed full of attractions for all ages. It’s the perfect place for a staycation with so many options for a fun day out, you won't know what to do first!

Go back in time
Bible at the altar in Hereford Cathedral

Be amazed as you step inside the Grade 1-listed Hereford Cathedral

History buffs are in luck as Hereford, the metropolitan centre of Herefordshire, is a cathedral city. The stunning cathedral has been standing for 1,300 years and has a magnificent tower with several hundred steps leading to a breathtaking view. Those who make it to the top are given certificates! Tours can be organised of the cathedral, the tower and the beautiful gardens.

Eastnor Castle

Another historical treat is a visit to Eastnor Castle, which has won tourism awards. It is a 19-century revival castle set in vast parkland filled with walking trails and a lake. A day out here is a real cultural treat, there’s also medieval armour and a fine art collection on display.

Eastnor is a 19-century revival castle set in vast parkland filled with walking trails and a lake

Amazing animals
Piglets outside in the mud

The animal and farm park offering in Herefordshire is strong

If you’re travelling with children, Herefordshire has a bounty of delights to offer youngsters, including several animal-themed attractions. Little ones will be dazzled by the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, where tropical butterflies will fly around as you learn all about them. The Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre is another brilliant destination. Everyone will be squealing when they see the cute miniature creatures at the centre. Being hands-on with the animals is encouraged and children will love petting them.

Gastronomic delights
Apple presser at The Cider Museum, Hereford

Learn all about the production of cider at The Cider Museum, Hereford

Situated in the countryside, Herefordshire has long been known for its agricultural produce, their most famous crop is apples. They even use an apple as their county logo. Apple crops mean cider is really big business in the area and a trip to Hereford’s Museum of Cider is a must visit. After finding out all about how the product is made you can peruse more than 150 ciders and perries in the gift shop.

Cheese lovers

You might like some cheese to go with your cider, if so, pop along to the Monkland Cheese Dairy where you can learn all about cheese production techniques used by experienced artisan cheesemongers, and then eat the cheese!

Take a virtual tour of Eastnor Castle

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Image credits: ©BalanceFormCreative/Welshpix/;; Stephen Radford/Unsplash; The Cider Museum; Video: Eastnor Castle/YouTube

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