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Adventure Coleford, Gloucs.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoe and Activity Centre
Kerne Bridge. Also white water rafting, climbing, abseiling, caving
and multi- activity courses.
Paddles and pedals,
Hay-on-Wye. Symonds Yat East. Also rafting, abseiling, climbing,
caving, zip wire.
Climbing & caving
Adventure Also canoeing, kayaking, archery, mountain biking.Coleford,
and Rope Centre Horse riding, bouldering, abseiling, rope bridges,
zipline and problem solving.
Away Bike hire in Forest of Dean
Bike hire in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and South Wales
Wonderful Cycling Near Ludlow
National Birds of
Prey Centre courses. Near Ledbury.
Pools Near Kington.Trout fly fishing.
Raceway Weobley (min. age 8)
Centre Floodlit covered driving range with golf course.
Hall 9-holes near Bodenham
The Ashe Near Ross. 18 hole, par 3 Family friendly
Herefordshire Golf Club Wormsley
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Hall Riding School Bromyard area
Grafton Farm Riding Centre Tenbury Wells
KC Riding School Bodenham
Mountain Boarding Centre
Farm Leisure Tillington nearHereford
Out to Grass
Cradley, near Malvern
Forest Railway Learn to drive a steam locomotive.
Boat Company Boat hire in Evesham
Worcester River Cruises 01905 611060
Includes cream tea cruises, fish & chip cruises and Jazz cruise.
Gloucester Leisure Cruises 01452 318200
Shooting Ground Clay pigeon shooting from Hanley Castle, Worcs.
Ten Pin Bowling
Walks on the Malverns (Ledbury area)
Walks on the Bromyard Downs (Bromyard area)
Wye Valley Walk
Offas Dyke Path (Western Herefordshire)
Mortimer Trail (North-West Herefordshire)
The Wysis Way
Cotswold Canals Walk
The Gloucestershire Way
The Three Choirs Way
Traveline public transport information 0870
National Rail Enquiries 07845 484950
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Longtown, Grosmont & Skenfrith castles South Marches
Wigmore & Ludlow castles
Churches and Abbeys
Dore Abbey, Abbey Dore. Originally a Cistercian monastery.
All Saints Hereford. Also contains excellent café.
Belmont Abbey, Hereford. Pugin-designed Benedictine Abbey.
Bordesley Abbey, Redditch. Ruins of Cistercian monastery.
St. Barnabas, Brampton Bryan. Unusual 1656 Commonwealth church.
St. Andrew, Bredwardine & Brobury. Home to Victorian diarist
& vicar, John Kilvert.
All Saints Brockhampton. Superb early C20th thatched, Arts and Crafts
St. Michael, Castle Frome. Font belongs to Herefordshire School
of carving, one of the masterworks of Romanesque sculpture
in England (Pevsner).
Croome Church Church of the Earls of Coventry with exquisite monumental
St. Mary the Virgin, Eardisland. Contains fine peal of 8 bells
Church of the Sacred Heart, Droitwich. Mosaic interior made from
millions of Italian glass tiles.
St. Mary Magdalene, Eardisley. Home of the Baskerville family.
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester. Aside from being one of Englands
greatest cathedrals, the cloisters can also boast playing host to
Hollywood film crews as a set for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
Witley Church Exquisite Baroque interior, set in parkland by
the shell of Witley Court, an English Heritage property.
St. Dubricius, Hentland. Legendary site where St. Dubricius trained
St. Catherine, Hoarwithy. Fantastic Italianate church.
Kilpeck Church. Most complete Norman church in England with renowned
Kempley. Fantastic medieval (and later) wall paintings.
St. Michael and All Angels, Ledbury. Described by Pevsner as the
premier parish church in the county.
Leominster Priory, Leominster. A former Benedictine establishment.
Little Malvern Priory. Small Benedictine monastery.
St. Peter, Llancillo. Early medieval bell. Celtic foundation.
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Madley. Possible birthplace
of St. Dubricius and one of finest churches in the area.
Malvern Priory Benedictine foundation Priory church. Large collection
of medieval stained glass.
St. Mary, Much Cowarne. Tomb of lady who sacrificed her hand to
save her Crusader husband from the Moors.
Pershore Abbey, Pershore
St. Peter, Peterchurch. Unique. 4 sections with double chancel.
St. Giles, Pipe Aston. Tiny Norman gem with tympanum over ornate
doorway and wall paintings.
St. Andrew, Pixley. William Morris tiles.
Abbey, near Gloucester. A Benedictine community
St. Peter, Pudlestone. Pugin-designed stained glass.
St. Mary, Ross-on-Wye. C13th originally, mainly built in Decorated
St. Peter, Rowlstone. Fine examples of Herefordshire School of sculpture.
St. John the Evangelist, Shobdon. The only Rococo church in England
St. Michael, Sollers Hope. Beautiful setting and the possible parish
church of the young Dick Whittington.
St. Peter & St. Paul, Stoke Lacy . Many monuments to Morgan
Abbey, Tewkesbury. Wonderful decoration.
St. James, Wigmore. In stronghold of the Mortimer family, near the
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Food and Drink
Near Ross. Individual blends.
Coddington Vineyard Near Ledbury
Organics Bodenham. Cider, perry, pork & eggs
The Cider Museum, Hereford
The Dairy House Weobley Award winning organic yoghurt and cheese.
Cider Mll Kington area
Fodder Church St., Hereford. Quality produce from 30 local suppliers.
Frome Valley Vineyard Bromyard area
Pit Cider and Perry Near Ledbury
Gwatkin Cider Abbey Dore. ward-winning farmhouse cider & perry.
Award winning ice cream and other desserts. Bromsberrow, Ledbury
Cider Ltd. Near Malvern. Award-winning.
Cheese Small Hereford cheese maker.
Newton Court Cidery Organic cidery near Leominster.
Hive and Vine Peterstow
Wye Smokery Fish smoking with restaurant.
Shepherds Ice Cream Peterchurch. Featured in Britains Best
50 Ice creams - The Independent.
St.Annes Vineyard Near Ledbury
Taste of the Country Ledbury, in Countrywide Stores. Local and/or
The Three Choirs
Vineyard Its like being in California or Burgundy.
Christopher McCooney, The Times
Cider Internationally known Ledbury cidery.
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Gardens and Parks
Dore Court Garden
Cottage Garden, Ledgemoor
Attingham Park Shropshire NT
Berrington Hall Gardens Leominster area NT
and Garden National Clematis collection
Park near Malvern
Dorothy Clive Garden 01630 647237
garden Family friendly near Ledbury.
Garden at the
Court Gardens Stunning organic gardens
Hawkstone Park and Follies 01939 200611
Manor Garden near Broadway
Holme Lacy Shipley Environmental Gardens 01432
How Caple Court Gardens Formal Edwardian garden 01989740626
Croft Nursery and garden
Cottages Nursery and Garden National Collection of fragrant
Kiftsgate near Broadway
Herbs Kington area
Nursery & Garden Bucknell, Shrops.
Little Malvern Court & Garden 01684
Moors Meadow 7 acre organic hillside garden. Near Bromyard
The Picton Gardens Ledbury area (Colwall)
Queenswood Country Park 67 acres of arboretum, 103 acres of SSSI
Park Garden Worcester
Sudeley Castle and Gardens 01242 602308
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens Specialists in moisture-loving &
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Historic Houses and Buildings
Park Near Shrewsbury Family friendly
Baddesley Clinton near Solihull Family friendly NT
Berrington Hall near Leominster Family friendly NT
Bredon Barns NT
Charlecote Park near Stratford Family friendly NT
Croft Castle near Leominster Family friendly NT
Dudmaston near Bridgnorth Family friendly NT
Family friendly. Ledbury area
The Greyfriars Worcester Family friendly NT
Hanbury Hall near Droitwich Family friendly NT
Hall near Kidderminster
C13th Ledbury area
Hawford Dovecote C16th. NT
King Charles House Worcester. From where Charles I escaped
after Battle of Worcester. Now a restaurant.
Leigh Court Barn English Heritage near Worcester
Little Malvern Court Former Benedictine Monastery Little Malvern
Lower Brockhampton Brockhampton Estate Bromyard. Family friendly
Middle Littleton Tithe Barn nr. Evesham NT
Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton Family friendly NT
Packwood House near Solihull Family friendly NT
Snowshill Manor near Broadway NT
Stokesay Castle English Heritage C13th fortified manor house.
Castle and Gardens Former home of Katherine Parr
The Fleece Inn NT
The Greyfriars Timber-framed merchants house Worcester NT
The Guildhall Worcester Early C18th with Italianate Assembly Room
Wightwick Manor Near Wolverhampton Family friendly NT
Witley Court Great Witley. English Heritage. Spectacular ruins.
Woodchester Mansion Nr.Stroud. Unfinished mansion abandoned in 1870
now home to hundreds of rare bats.
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Arthurs Stone Golden Valley area
Museum of Historic Buildings
Bromyard Heritage Centre
Art Gallery and Museum World-renowned Arts and Crafts Movement
Roman Villa Cotswolds
City Museum and Art Gallery Worcester
The Commandery Worcester The most important secular building in
Corinium Museum Cirencester Cotswold treasures.
Motoring Museum, Bourton-on-the-water.
Heritage Museum, Forest of Dean
Mill Centre Working machinery in old fulling mill. Cotswolds
The Cider Museum Hereford Family friendly
The Waterworks Museum Hereford Family friendly
John Moore Countryside Museum Tewkesbury. Natural history &
wildlife conservation displays in C15th house.
Lodging Presteigne .Family friendly.
Ledbury Heritage Centre
Malvern Museum of Local History
The Mappa Mundi & Chained Library - One of the oldest maps of
the world and two of the biggest and most ancient chained libraries
Mortimers Cross Water Mill
in Art Twigworth Gloucester. First museum dedicated to art inspired
The Old House Hereford
The Painted Room Ledbury
The Pump Rooms Tenbury Wells
Ross Market House Heritage Centre Ross on Wye
Visitor Centre www.royalworcester.com <http://www.royalworcester.com>
Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucs. Gloucester Regiment & the
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.
Tudor House Museum Upton Upon Severn In C16th house and garden.
Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury
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Touring the black and white villages
Dymock - home of the Dymock poets. Near Ledbury.
Ledbury - home to John Masefield, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and
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There are cinemas in Malvern Theatres and The Courtyard Centre for
the Arts in Hereford.
Worcester Warner Village
Three Choirs Festival - Europes oldest music festival
and birthplace museum near Worcester
Witley Church music. Concerts and organ case from instrument
upon which Handel played.
Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenam
Hall and Swan Theatre Worcester
of Mechanical Music, Northleach
Centre for the Arts Hereford
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Places to Eat
The Left Bank
Floodgates Brasserie. Bistro
The River Terrace
Hereford Award-winning La Rive. Expensive
Colwall Park Hotel
Award winning gourmet food. Expensive.
Court Ross. Finalist, Restaurant of the Year 2004
House Restaurant Pembridge. Flavours of Herefordshire Highly
The Scrumpy House Much Marcle Restaurant of the year
The Stagg Inn
Titley. the first inn to be awarded a Michelin star.
Three Choirs Vineyard Near Ledbury.
Court Hotel Ross. Finalist Restaurant of the Year 2004
Black Pepper Ledbury. Carvery
Fuggles (at The Feathers) Ledbury. Good modern English food, friendly
The Malthouse Ledbury American chef. Good food
The Olive Tree Italian
The Verzons On A438 towards Hereford, 5 mins from Ledbury.
Raduni Ledbury. Good Indian food
Café at All Saints Church Hereford. Daytime only. Excellent
home- produced vegetarian food in a working church.
Court The Orangery Restaurant Finalist, tearoom of the year
2004, Flavours of Herefordshire
Cheese Dairy Highly commended 2004 Tearoom of the year, Flavours
Food from Here Abbey Dore Tearoom of the year, 2004, Flavours of
The Village Green Coffee shop. Kingsland. Finalist, Tearoom of the
year, 2004, Flavours of Herefordshire.
Warren Farm, Bringsty Finalist, 2004 Tearoom of the year, Flavours
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The Bateman Arms Shobdon Pub of the year 2004 Flavours of Herefordshire
The Bell Inn Yarpole Finalist Flavours of Herefordshire 2004
The Bull Bosbury. Good pub food
The Crown and Sceptre Bromyard Commended Flavours of Herefordshire
The Farmers Arms, Wellington Heath.
The Loughpool, Sellack Excellent reputation. Possibly under new
The Pheasant at Ross on Wye Commended in Flavours of Herefordshire
The Seven Stars, Ledbury
The Slip Tavern, Much Marcle
The Spread Eagle Hereford Finalist Flavours of Herefordshire 2004
The Wellington Inn Wellington Highly commended, Flavours of Herefordshire
Frydays The Homend, Ledbury. Fish and Chips
Golden Gate Bye St. Ledbury. Chinese
Ming Hing New St. Ledbury Chinese
Paradise Balti & Tandoori Bye St. Ledbury Indian
Pizza House Bye St. Ledbury.
Raduni The Homend, Ledbury. Indian
Tangs Fish Bar The Homend Ledbury Chinese/Fish
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Luxury weekend getaways
and self catering holiday cottages in english country cottages for
romantic getaways or weekend breaks in Ledbury, Herefordshire accommodation
close to the Cotswolds.
The Woodhouse Farm Cottages
- luxury weekend getaways in english country cottages.
The english country cottages
and grounds occupy one of Herefordshire's most charming spots for
self catering weekend getaways in holiday cottages. The lovely countryside
surrounding the picturesque and ancient market town of Ledbury is
the perfect place from which to explore the three counties of Herefordshire,
Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and is close to the Cotswolds.
This is the rural landscape which inspired poets from Langland to
Masefield, and composers from Parry to Elgar. On weekend getaways
come to walk the Malvern Hills, cycle the byways or canoe on the
River Wye; visit the Marcher Castles, ancient cathedrals and churches,
gardens, literary or music festivals. The Cotswolds is a short drive
The Woodhouse Farm english
country cottages lie at the heart of 15 acres of land. Once a hop
farm, its buildings are being converted and decorated in a way that
reflects the individuality of each into self catering holiday cottages.
The main cottage (The Woodhouse) is a 15th century hall house (listed
grade II star) partially encircled by a moat.
Barn Croft is full of
character and ideal for self catering weekend getaways - originally
a calf house, adjoining a stone stable with loft above. Self catering
accommodation consists of a large open plan kitchen, dining area
and sitting room with woodburner and south facing views over the
garden, moat and farmland. The large principal bedroom and bathroom
are upstairs in the stone barn. Each downstairs bedroom has an en-suite
Barn Croft has its own
private terrace and garden ideal for romantic getaways, overlooking
the carp-filled moat (parents of young children please note) and
access to shared grounds.