There are many interesting places to visit and events to attend in the surrounding area. Below we have provided a few suggestions along with links to the relevant websites, where appropriate.
Black and White Village Trail
Our closest village is Dilwyn which is on Herefordshire’s famous black and white village trail, www.blackandwhitetrail.org. The village, the surrounding area and the market town of Leominster, Pembridge, Weobley and Kington are well known for their black and white timber framed buildings. Dilwyn itself has many black and white half-timbered houses, both within the central village and scattered throughout the many hamlets.
Pembridge Cider Cycling Route
Visit Herefordshire have produced two cycling routes visiting cider producers and other interest in the locality. See the Cider Route website http://www.ciderroute.co.uk/cider-cycling/ for detailed directions. The Pembridge 19 mile route virtually passes the" end of our road" and calls at our favourite cider maker Dunkertons! (click here to see a map of route).
We are 30 minutes' drive from the historic market town of Ludlow. Within the town centre you can visit Ludlow Castle in the heart of the town. Check www.ludlowcastle.com for prices and opening times. Ludlow Markets run every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, fish, meats and cheese, as well as plants, clothing and jewellery. Specialised local produce markets run every 2nd Thursday of every month and focus on seasonal produce. There are also a number of great shops and restaurants to visit. www.ludlow.org
Hereford is a cathedral city, and county town of Herefordshire, England. It lies on the beautiful River Wye, approximately 11 miles to the south. The cathedral contains the Mappa Mundi one of the oldest maps of the world in existence. It also has a well-known Cider Museum. www.visitherefordshire.co.uk
We are 25 minutes from, some would say, is the literary capital of Britain the village of Hay-on-Wye a “Kindle free zone” and home to the Literary Festival. The festival normally takes place in May each year, check their website for details. www.hay-on-wye.co.uk
Other nearby places to explore include:
An 18th century mansion house with painted ceilings and French Regency furniture, designed by Henry Holland, which is set within landscaped parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The parklands include a 14 acre lake and island, which is now a site of Special Scientific Interest, and a walled garden with a historic collection of old apple trees. Berrington Hall, Leominster Herefordshire HR6 0DW Tel: 01568 615721 . Go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details of prices and opening times