Hereford and Worcester, although no longer officially a county of England, is a beautiful region bordering Wales to the west. The unspoilt countryside is interrupted only by charming market towns and historic cities like the two which the country was named after, Hereford and Worcester! Accommodation in either county is ideal for an escape to the country, the perfect chance to immerse yourself in the peace and calm of the rural lifestyle.
There are many cultural attractions throughout Hereford and Worcester; tourist information is available from the main towns, giving you a clearer picture of exactly what you would like to see from you Hereford and Worcester accommodation. However, the most popular places to visit include Hereford’s Norman Cathedral (home of Europe’s oldest music festival – the Three Choirs Festival), Eversham Abbey, the Hereford Cider Museum and the Royal Worcester Porcelain Works. The sporting heritage in Hereford and Worcester is remarkable, and there are many excellent places to spectate, watching cricket at Worcestershire CCC, racing at Worcester Racecourse or rugby at the Sixways Stadium.
The countryside of Hereford and Worcester is spectacular. The River Severn cuts its way through the rugged hills of the Malvern Hills, providing the base for many Worcester fishing opportunities. The Severn, apart from being the best place to go fishing in Worcester or Hereford, also acts a great transport route through the countryside. You can spend a lazy day cruising down the river or walk the delightful paths which follow its course. Walkers staying in Hereford and Worcester accommodation will be even more delighted by the possible walks across the Malvern Hills, through the Wye Valley or along Offa’s Dyke.
The whole area is known for its superb, rustic cuisine, with special attention paid to the famous cheeses and ciders which are produced locally. There is nothing more refreshing than returning to a Hereford public house after a day exploring the sights or discovering the beautiful countryside, and relaxing with a pint and a plate of local food.
Hereford’s main attraction, the Norman Cathedral, draws many visitors to stay in Hereford accommodation, and the shopping, restaurants and cafes which adorn the town keep visitors enthralled during their stay. There are a number of beautiful mediaeval towns throughout Herefordshire, including Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
Worcester accommodation is often traditional and cosy, with the familiar black and white wood exterior. Worcester is a stunning town on the banks of the River Severn, whose ancient streets are filled with magnificent galleries, shops and museums, as well as cafes and restaurants. The most well known attractions in Worcester include the Royal Worcester Porcelain Works, Spetchley Park Gardens, Greyfriars and Worcester Cathedral.
Travelling to your accommodation in Hereford and Worcester is relatively easy. Road and rail networks are extensive throughout the region, although there are no major airports closer than Birmingham (BHX), 50 miles from the edge of the county.