Hereford Local Information: 10 top things to know... more
Hereford is an historical city and guided walking tours take visitors past many buildings of special importance. Parts of Hereford Cathedral date back as far as the 11th century, although worship has taken place on the site as far back as the 8th century.
Hereford, in the county of Herefordshire, has a mainly pedestrianised city centre, making it a safe and easy place to visit. It has a good mix of shops, restaurants, nightlife, sports facilities, visitor attractions and historic buildings, as well as the Herefordshire College of Technology, Hereford College of Arts and Hereford United Football Club.
Hereford Photography Festival runs from the end of October to the end of November and includes a programme of exhibitions and events across the region. The festival includes the work of many international photographers The Three Choirs Festival has been taking place since the early 18th century and rotates between the cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. Thi...Read more
Hereford Cathedral displays architecture from Roman times up to the present day and contains the famous Mappa Mundi, which is a map of the spiritual world from medieval times drawn on a sheet of calf skin by 13th century scholars. The cathedral is also home to the famous Chained Library, in which books are chained together to allow them to be read but not removed. This system d...Read more
5. Things To Do
Queenswood Country Park, on the outskirts of Hereford, includes an arboretum containing over 1,200 rare and exotic trees from all over the world. Part of the park is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Local Nature Reserve (LNR). Hereford Leisure Centre contains a good selection of sports facilities including all weather pitches, an athletics track, a g...Read more
Hereford Racecourse and Conference Centre, on the outskirts of the city, has facilities for business events, exhibitions and more. Hereford Buttermarket was originally opened in 1860 as a place for trading dairy products, and is now a general market containing 30 stalls selling a wide range of goods. The market is open Monday to Saturday. A farmers’ market takes place in th...Read more
The A49 runs to the north and south of the city, while the A44 runs to the east and west. The M5, M50 and M4 are easily accessed from Hereford and link to the rest of the UK. It takes about three hours to drive to London. The nearest airport is Gloucestershire Airport, which is about 26 miles away and offers domestic flights. Bristol International Airport is 46 miles away and ...Read more
The Courtyard is an arts centre offering live theatre, opera, pantomime, music, comedy and more. The venue also hosts regular folk clubs, art exhibitions and courses and classes for all ages in a variety of activities. The Odeon cinema is in the heart of the city centre and shows all the latest blockbuster movies.
9. Famous Landmarks
Hereford Cathedral is an imposing building in the city and includes Romanesque Nave, the restored Shrine of St Thomas of Hereford in the North Transept, the ancient South Transept and the award-winning 20th century New Library Building. Hereford Buttermarket was opened in 1860 and is now a Grade II listed building containing an ornate clock tower.
10. Interesting Fact
Hereford is the birthplace of the famous Hereford Cattle, which are known all over the world. The breed, with their red coat and white face, were created in the region in the mid 1700s and are known for being hardy to hot and cold weather. They are also known for their long life span.
Cityvisitor is a great place to advertise events.
Do you know of an event in your area that you would like to share with others? Are you involved in an event taking place in your area? Post your local events for FREE here!Click here to add an event
A rare Disney film worth a small fortune has been discovered at a Hereford firm. The film, which is believed to show the prototype for Mickey Mouse, was found at Huntley Film Archives in Ewyas Harold. The short film, entitled Hungry...
Hereford proved it had plenty to be proud of during a recent awards ceremony. Many inspiring stories were told during the annual Pride of Herefordshire awards. Overall winner of the evening was Tony Hodder, for his work developing a youth...
Student Pippa Sanderson can see her artwork on a new coin after winning a design competition. The Hereford College of Arts graduate won a national competition to design a £5 coin commemorating the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Her design has now been...
Herefordshire Council is hoping to keep people safe on the roads this winter by putting its gritter on Twitter. The council has teamed up with service provider Amey to keep residents up to date with what is happening on the county’s...
- See more blogs