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Herefordshire is a beautiful rural West Midlands county on the border of Wales. With miles of countryside and rich in culture, there is so much to see and do on your next country holiday in Herefordshire.
The county has Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and historical ruins for you to visit and is home to one city, Hereford and five towns; Bromyard, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye. As well as unwinding in your own private hot tub, you can walk across over 650-million-year-old rocks at The Malvern Hills and explore the miles of trails through the beautiful countryside.
The county has been producing cider for over 350 years and you can learn the history of it all by taking the Cider Route.
Most popular areas for cottage holidays in this county
A hot tub getaway in Herefordshire offers a fantastic selection of food and drinks for all tastes and budgets. From afternoon tea and traditional pub lunches to wineries and cider mills, there is something for everyone.
Throughout the county, there are several cider mills which offer guided tours and have restaurants and shops you can enjoy on your holiday. If you’re celebrating a special occasion whilst in Herefordshire, you’ll find plenty of nice restaurants in the city of Hereford as well as in the market towns.
Book a luxury accommodation in this area and you’ll be close to a fantastic selection of local produce including spring asparagus, summer cider and apple juice, and root vegetables which will be used at many of the restaurants, pubs and cafes throughout the county.
For fans of cider, the Cider Route is a must-do! The Cider Route is a circular driving route that takes visitors to some of the best cider producers and retailers in the county.
Herefordshire is a fab county for all the family. Holiday homes here offer lush countryside, country parks and attractions to visit. Newbridge Farm Park is a family fun park and ideal for a family day out. There are lots of farm animals, play areas and a tractor ride.
Another fun day out for the family in Herefordshire is Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo. Visitors will be able to walk through the indoor butterfly garden where there are butterflies from around the world.
Perfect for your little ones to learn more about the butterflies life-cycle, you’ll be able to see some of the most beautiful butterflies in the world. There is also a gift shop, mini-golf, laser tag and a hedge puzzle at this location.
Herefordshire has a great selection of cottages with hot tubs located throughout the county. Couples will be able to enjoy romantic weekends away in this beautiful part of the country. There are lots of romantic things to do in Herefordshire.
Enjoy scenic walks through the Malvern Hills and make the most of the peaceful locations with your loved one. For couples who like cider, a trip to a cider mill is a fun activity. Get a guided tour of the cider mill, taste samples and buy some of your bottles to take home.
Some of the cider mills in Herefordshire also have restaurants so you can enjoy eating out with your loved one whilst sampling the local cider.
With miles of beautiful countryside, woodland and English orchard, Herefordshire is perfect to book for dog lovers. Whether you’re taking a weekend break or a longer holiday, there are many popular walking routes to explore.
The Malvern Hills offer some of the best walks and scenery in the county. On a clear day, you can get panoramic views of Wales and the surrounding Midlands. There’s nothing better than a day’s walking and then a soak in the hot tub.
The Malvern Hills is a fantastic place to walk your dog. Throughout the county of Herefordshire, you’ll find plenty of beautiful landscapes where you can plan scenic dog walks including Queen Wood, Leominster, Black Pool Loop Trail in Ludlow and Golden Valley which is the valley of the River Dore. These locations will keep your furry friends tail wagging.
Whether you’re taking a cottage break with family, friends or your partner, there are plenty of things to see and do throughout the area on your hot tub break. Perfect for outdoor lovers and fans of cider, Herefordshire has something for everyone.
A beautiful 15th-century castle and country house in the Herefordshire countryside. With beautiful architecture, visitors can visit the grounds, take a tour of the castle and explore the surrounding award-winning gardens.
The gardens have a maze and gothic tower with panoramic views of the estate and surrounding countryside. There is also an orangery café where you can enjoy lunch on your visit.
A fascinating landmark to visit on a scenic walk, Arthur’s Stone is a Neolithic chambered tomb. It can be found on the edge of a hill which overlooks the surrounding countryside including Golden Valley.
A small animal park in Kington and a great place to visit during your hot tub holiday. It is a lovely place for the whole family to visit. Home to a wide range of farm animals, rare creatures and an array of birds and owls.
From donkeys and pigs to mice, chipmunks, ducks and geese, there is a great selection of animals to see. The farm is set amongst peaceful countryside and is a nice place to enjoy the great outdoors. There is also a tearoom at the farm where you can enjoy homemade scones and delicious hot food inside or at the picnic area.
is a pretty family-run plant nursery on the slopes of the Malvern Hills. Boasting a stunning location and beautiful gardens, this is a lovely place to visit. Home to over 430 types of plants and flowers, this a great place for those with green fingers.
You’ll find a fantastic selection of plants and flowers at all times of the year from snowdrops in winter to herbaceous plants in the summer.
For fans of cider, Weston’s Cider Mill offers tours where visitors can explore the largest cider collections in the UK. Learn the craft of cider making from harvesting and washing the apples to pressing, blending and packing. You’ll also be able to learn the history of the company, enjoy samples and visit the restaurant and shop for goodies to take home.
Herefordshire is home to many cider mills which have been producing cider for over 350 years. The cider route is a fun way to visit some of the best apple and cider producers throughout the county. The circular route takes visitors by car or bike to some of the best spots through quaint villages and stunning scenery.
The area offers a wide range of excellent cottages, lodges and log cabins to suit groups, couples and families. Each offers a blend of luxury modern living within the idyllic setting.
Herefordshire makes for a good choice of destination for anyone seeking a balance of adventure, exploring and just chilling out in a private hot tub surrounded by gorgeous scenery.
The area is extremely welcoming to dog-lovers and there are a great variety of walks you can take. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of Wales and the surrounding area.
Couples will find this county makes for a perfect weekend or short break to get away from it all and chill out in their own private hot tub.