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Herefordshire is a county that has a rich landscape with rolling hills, interesting rivers and acres of woodland for visitors to enjoy.But Herefordshire is not all about landscape. The built environment has been here for centuries, from the Black and White timbered houses that can be found all around Herefordshire, to the famous Norman Cathedral in the city of Hereford, where you can discover the oldest map of the World, the Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library.Many castles can also be found on high ground, built to safeguard the county many centuries ago.
Visitors to Herefordshire marvel at our gardens, with over 26 National Collections, and the range of attractions and activities that can be found here for the whole family or indeed for an independent traveller.The county is well known as a walking destination, with 4 long-distance trails passing through the county as well as our very own Herefordshire Trail, all 154 miles within Herefordshire.There is even an annual Walking Festival in Herefordshire in June.
A visitor to Herefordshire cannot leave without sampling some of the fabulous produce made in the county, from the well known cider and Herefordshire beef to dairy produce, including award-winning yoghurts and ice cream. Herefordshire can also boast the first Michelin Star pub in the UK as well as many other award-winning restaurants and pubs in the county.A visit to Herefordshire would not be complete without an overnight stay in one of the quality accommodation establishments, either on rural farms or in the market towns of the county.
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