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river wye heritage cider culture Herefordshire
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Impressive rural landscapes, historic Black & White villages provide the scenery, a creative culture, food and drink provenance, award winning artisan producers, activities, attractions, and of course wonderful places to stay deliver the magic of one of the UK’s least populated regions, Herefordshire.
The five market towns of Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Ross-on-Wye and Kington form an almost equidistant radius around Hereford City to be the hubs of this incredible county, yet somehow Herefordshire is almost just like one big village.
River Wye
A spectacularly beautiful feature of Herefordshire is the River Wye, tranquil and resplendent. Meandering in and out of the county borders, it is the fifth longest river in the UK. Highlighted by writer Will Millard on BBC One, it runs from mid Wales to the Severn estuary, covering 134 miles and attracting an abundance of anglers with its superb salmon fishing. Ramblers can enjoy a variety of walks including the much loved Wye Valley Walk with its stunning panoramic views and wildlife havens. Canoeing is extremely popular along this remarkable waterway and it is a great way to see the county’s villages and notable landmarks.
Depending which side of the road you are, Herefordshire likes to hold hands with Powys in Hay-on-Wye. Famous for its annual Literary Festival Hay is renowned as the book lover’s paradise, its distinctive and effervescent vibe luring artists, creatives and free thinkers to its heart. With vibrant markets, galleries, eateries and unique little shops, Hay has a festival feel all year round. The superb scenery and landscape of the Brecon Beacons and Hay Bluff provide glorious walking, while canoeists can explore the idyllic River Wye.
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