With its historic streets, magnificent cathedral, picturesque location on the River Wye and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on its doorstep, it’s no wonder Hereford is such a hot place to visit right now. Stay with us at our Hereford hotel and you can enjoy the perfect base to explore Herefordshire’s cathedral city. The town’s food scene may come as a surprise, but it’s absolutely stellar. On top of that, there are myriad marvellous pubs to try as well. There’s a real proclivity for local produce and poisons, as you’ll find with the distillery day trips that rank among our favourite activities. There’s also the cultural side of the city, thanks to places like The Courtyard. Take a look and try to tick off as much as you can during your stay in this old-fashioned, forward-thinking city.
Things to do in Hereford
Places to eat
Eggs Benedict, the best burgers in the business and a bevvy of brilliant fine dining options. You’ll find all manner of marvellous eateries in Hereford. The town’s food scene continues to astound us with the sheer creativity of its menus, not to mention the mouthwatering quality of the food.
Hereford town centre boasts brilliant rooftop bars, underground clubs, ’80s retro dance floors, CAMRA watering holes and some sublime pub grub. And if those drinking dens don’t take your fancy, make your way to the Wye Valley to hunt down our favourite countryside inns.
If you fancy some retail therapy during your stay in Hereford, the Old Market Shopping Centre is your number-one option in the town centre. It’s a modern shopping centre and home to familiar fashion brands such as H&M, TK Maxx and Debenhams as well as High Street favourites like Flying Tiger and Paperchase. It’s also where you’ll find Hereford’s Odeon cinema, should you fancy killing some time with a blockbuster. Two other town centre areas you’ll want to throw into your shopping spree are the older Maylord Shopping Centre and the Hereford Butter Market.
In the past, Hereford was given the unwanted title of the UK’s second slowest city. Things have improved following the completion of the Hereford Link Road. However, if you’re planning on getting around by car, then you may find yourself frustrated. If you’re travelling by train, Hereford Railway Station is on the northeast edge of the town centre. It lies on the western end of the Cotswold Line, which means you can catch hourly services to Birmingham New Street. If you’re getting here by bus, Hereford City Bus Station is just over the road from the Old Market Shopping Centre.