Discover the area

Battlelands Paintballing

Activities

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Paintballing, junior paintball and Laser Clays: Paintballing is a fun activity for all ages. Laser Clay Shooting is an outdoor electronic version of clay pigeon shooting which is also ideal for all ages and group sizes. You would be shooting with a modified shotgun at clays launched from a real clay launcher to provide a competitive activity that is fun, realistic and safe. 

The Viking Games

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Archery, Axe & knife throwing, Nordic Field Games (stige, kubb, bullrings and molkky): Home to a fantastic array of viking inspired group activities - can you become a true viking warrior?

The Grange Trekking Centre

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Horse Riding: The Grange Trekking Centre in The Black Mountains is a long established centre, wonderfully situated in some of the most stunning scenery, providing Trekking and Riding. The sturdy welsh cobs and ponies will allow you to see the fantastic Black Mountains and magnificent views of the Brecon Beacons. The speed of the ride depends upon your experience; however there are many chances to trot, and canter, which can be accomplished by those wishing to do so.

Eastnor Pottery

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Pottery Experiences: Clay and Pottery Experiences designed to explore and develop creativity in all ages and ability, including Clay Modelling and Potters Wheel courses. Eastnor Pottery is sure to provide a memorable and unique experience for your group. 

Canoe the Wye

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Canoeing: Based at Symonds Yat, Canoe the Wye, take you from their canoe hire centre, up river for the start of your canoe trip. A complete and rewarding canoe hire experience on the River Wye that you'll remember for a long time.

Ross-on-Wye Canoe Hire

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Canoeing: Serving Hereford to Monmouth on one of the most beautiful picturesque river sections in the UK. They offer a wide range of trips - from a half-day to 2, 3 and 4 days and also cater for stag and hen parties, team building days, and much more!

Chessgrove Shooting School

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Clay Pigeon Shooting: Chessgrove Shoot is on a working Gloucestershire farm with clay pigeon shooting and simulated game shooting. Steve Batt has many years shooting experience and a flair for providing shooting tuition. They welcome individuals and groups of all sizes and experience for just an hour or two or a full day

Monnow Events

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Quad Biking, Clay Shooting & Archery: Whether you just want a go on the Quad Bikes, Clay Shooting or Archery, or you have a Stag weekend or Hen Weekend to organise, a Children’s Party or an important Corporate Event they will tailor an event to suit you.

Mountain Mayhem

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Hoovercrafting, Quad Biking, Paintballing, Rally Karting, Gorge Walking, Abseiling, Caving, Assult Course, Mountain Biking, Indoor shooting, Clay Shooting, Canoeing, Mountain Boarding, Mountain Walking, Off Road Driving, Orienteering, Raft Building, Rock Climbing.

Go Ape!

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Segways & Tree Top Rope Course: If you're looking to couple the charming sites of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean with something that gets your blood pumping a little more, then you’re in luck… Nestled deep within England’s largest oak woodland, awaits hours of high-octane monkey business making for some of the best outdoor activities in Gloucestershire. You'll find three adventures across two sites at the Forest of Dean, and depending on which one you're after, you'll be heading to either Mallards Pike or Beechenhurst Lodge.

Whitecliff Off Road Driving Centre

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Off Road Driving: Based in the Forest of Dean near Coleford, Whitecliff have Land Rovers and Range Rovers which are carefully maintained, ensuring an excellent safety record. Their private 4x4 off road driver training site, with its variety of surfaces claims to be one of the best in the UK. It offers a spectacular scenic environment with terrain & obstacles ranging from flat slippery surfaces, to cross-axle situations, mud, water (weather permitting) and from moderate to steep inclines & declines.

Herefordshire Raceway

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Go-Kart Track: 600m outdoor go karting track ideal for a fun day out, launching pad to greater things or as the thrill of a lifetime.

Life Changing Acitivies

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Gorge Walking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, Raft Building, Canoeing, Survival Training, Team Challenge: A range of outdoor activities in Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire or the Brecon Beacons depending on which activity you choose!

Inspire2Adventure

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Outdoor Adventure Activities: Paddle Boarding, Gorge Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Open Canoeing, Canoe & Kayak Courses and Adventure days in Monmouth, Abergavenny, Symonds Yat or Forest of Dean. 

Oaker Wood Leisure

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Paintballing, quad trekking, high ropes & zipwire, low ropes assault courses, clay pigeon, laser & target shooting, rafting, inflatables and more! 

The Rolls on Monmouth Golf Club

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Golf: The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, with its championship 6,733 yard golf course, is set in superb countryside with spectacular views of the Welsh hills. It is one of the most outstanding golf courses, not just in Wales, but in the whole of the UK.

Celtic Manor

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Spa & Golf: There are many good golf clubs in the locality to enjoy, including Celtic Manor, the home of the 2011 Ryder Cup only 30 minutes away! Fantastic Spa and restaurants for those who prefer to be pampered.

The aMazing Hedge Puzzle

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Maze: The Jubilee Maze is one of Britain's most famous traditional hedge mazes with a temple at the centre and over a kilometre of hedges! Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, Miniature Gold and Laser Tag are all also on site so you can easily make a fun day out!

Eastnor Castle

Events

24th March - 4th April 2024 - Easter Treasure Hunt. Fun for all the family.  

Kington Walks

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Spring Festival 19th - 21st April 2024 and Autumn Festival 19th - 22nd September 2024: Kington sits on the border between the green and pleasant land of Herefordshire, famous for apples, beef and beer, and the wild and beautiful uplands of Wales. It makes it the perfect base for everyone interested in walking, from strenuous hill walking to leisurely strolls along gentle river valleys. Other walking festivals are available in the area.

Ross Beer Fest

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4th - 5th May 2024: Charity Beer and Cider Festival at Ross on Wye Riverside on the early Bank Holiday. Local musicians will perform on the band 'stage' offering a selection of music and a range of local produce will be available for visitors.

Malvern Spring Show

Events

8th to the 12th May 2024: The RHS Malvern Spring festival is packed with flowers, vegetables, food, crafts and fun for all the family.

Hay Festival

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23rd May to 2nd June 2024: The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is an annual literature festival with a packed programme of events.

Hellens Garden Festival

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8th and 9th June 2024:   Summer Festival held in the grounds of Hellens Manor including crafts and garden plants etc. 

LEAF Open Farm Sunday

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9th June 2024: Hundreds of farms across the country open their gates for visitors to discover real farming and see how their food (and much more) is produced. Check out who is open in our local area on their website.

Royal Three Counties Show

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14th - 16th Jun 2024: The show is one of the biggest events of the farming schedule celebrating countryside and rural life. With spectacular entertainment, farming village, equine village, trade stands, gardening section as well as a range of food, drink and crafts this is an event suitable for all.

Beer on the Wye XV

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12th - 14th July 2024: Beer on the Wye XV is Hereford’s annual beer and cider festival at the Hereford Rowing Club with over 135 different beers. They also hold a 'Family Fun Day' on the Sunday.

Royal Welsh Show

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22nd - 25th July 2024: The extensive show has everything from livestock competitions, wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays. A fantastic day for all interests.

Burwarton Show

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1st August 2024: A very popular one-day agricultural show with excellent attractions for the whole family.

Monmouth Show

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18th August 2024: The one-day show is a great day out for all the family with exciting demonstrations, displays, parades and home, garden, craft, shopping and food halls as well as a music stage - there is sure to be something for everyone!

Hereford Food Festival

Events

23rd - 26th August 2024: A fanastic selection of food, drink and gifts alongside family activities, music and more!  

Herefordshire Art Week

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Saturday 7th - Sunday 15th September 2024: Herefordshire Art Week is a nine day art trail, for artists, craftmakers and creative businesses to open studios, galleries and group exhibitions to raise their profile and sell artwork with the majority of venues opening each day between 11 and 5.

Kington Show

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14th September 2024: Kington Show is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country providing a setting for all to enjoy a fantastic day out with lively entertainment, horse & dog competitions, trade and food strands and more.

Ludlow Food Festival

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13th - 15th September 2024: The festival showcases over 180 creative producers from Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches alongside a handful of invited traders who have something that 'little bit different' to bring to the Festival from 'Further Afield'!

Abergavenny Food Festival

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21st & 22nd September 2024: Abergavenny Food Festival enjoys an exceptional reputation as a place for chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers to come together offering an opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore and learn more about food.

Ross on Wye Walking Festival

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27th September - 29th September 2024: The festival has a wide variety of walks for all abilities and even have walks to include canoeing or steam train trips.

Malvern Autumn Show

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27th - 29th September 2024 -  Fun filled family show - the ultimate Harvest Festival 

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Events

28th November - 1st December 2024  Special Winter Festival Weekend in the newly renovated Hay Castle.

Locks Garage

Local Shops

Wide selection of produce and excellent ice-cream!

Peterstow Village Store

Local Shops

Convenience store with off licence

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St Weonards Post Office & Stores

Local Shops

A well stocked village store and post office.

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Pengethley Farm Shop

Local Shops

A well stocked farm shop with a wide range of food and drink including fresh local produce, delicious BBQ packs and roasting joints.

Carrot and Wine

Local Shops

Great selection of foodie delights and some lovely wines.

Woods of Whitchurch

Local Shops

This little shop has a lot to offer - a selection of quality food and drink, coffee shop (delicious coffee and cake!), take-away fish and chips on a Friday and take-away Pizza from Tuesday to Saturday.

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Waitrose Monmouth

Local Shops

Lidl Monmouth

Local Shops

Morrisons Ross-On-Wye

Local Shops

Aldi Ross-On-Wye

Local Shops

Sainsburys Ross-On-Wye

Local Shops

Cheltenham

Racecourses

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Home of The Festival and Jump racing, there's no day out quite like one at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Chepstow

Racecourses

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Chepstow Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing course with 32 meetings annually, both flat and jump racing, as well as featured events.

Ludlow

Racecourses

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Ludlow Racecourse is one of Britains friendliest racecourses and will provide an exciting day out for all horse racing race fans.

Hereford

Racecourses

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With a range of featured events and race days Hereford race course prides itself on creating lasting memories.

Harewood End Inn

Restaurants and Pubs

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This is the most local to Trevase Granary and serves good pub food in real country pub surroundings. It is approximately 1.9 miles from Trevase Granary and 6 miles from Penblaith Barn.

The Royal Arms Llangrove

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This is the most local pub to Penblaith Barn and serves lovely pub food in real country pub surroundings. Roughly 35 minutes walking distance and approximately 2.9 miles by car.  It is approximately 7 miles by car from Trevase Granary.

The New Inn

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Their menu is inspired by local flavours, using seasonal ingredients from local producers. Inside, the pub exudes warmth, with roaring fires, cosy booths and lots of original features, creating a stylish yet relaxed environment. Ideal for a special celebratory meal. Approximately 1.9 miles drive from Trevase Granary and 4.5 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Under The Nut Tree

Restaurants and Pubs

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Outside Dining (if bad weather you're seated in a barn). Friday & Saturday Evening: set menu (book in advance). Approximately 5.6 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 9.5 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Axe & Cleaver

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The Axe & Cleaver is a fabulous early-18th century Family owned and run country inn with a warm, relaxing atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, and traditional homemade food. Approximately 3.2 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 8.3 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

La Piccola Italia

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A rustic Italian Restaurant serving a fabulous selection of dishes. Approximately 11.5 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 5.2 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Glewstone Court

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A beautiful family run country house hotel and restaurant that is ideal for a family meal and serves a great Sunday Lunch! Approximately 5 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 4.8 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Stonemill

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Country dining at its finest, just outside Monmouth. Great food at good prices. Approximately 12.4 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 8.1 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Amos

Restaurants and Pubs

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Restaurant serving two types of Mediterranean cuisine - Greek and Italian.  Extensive menu.  Approximately 10 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 6.3 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Lough Pool

Restaurants and Pubs

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A lovely cosy bistro pub and restaurant at nearby Sellack offers beautiful fresh local food.  Approximately 6 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 7 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Bell at Skenfrith

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This award winning and two AA rosette restaurant offers a seasonal menu - the open fires make it cosy in the winter and the garden terrace a perfect location in the summer. There are also a number of circular walks from here for different abilities. Approximately 6.6 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 5.5 miles from Penblaith Barn.

Estero Lounge Monmouth

Restaurants and Pubs

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All day food menus to eat in or take away in a relaxed venue.  Approximately 10 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 5.1 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The New Harp Inn

Restaurants and Pubs

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Warm and friendly country pub located between Hereford and Ross on Wye, overlooking the River Wye.  Approximately 4.5 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 8.3 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

No. 3

Restaurants and Pubs

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A relaxed restaurant in Ross on Wye High Street serving a modern European menu and is very popular!

Leonards at 39

Restaurants and Pubs

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A contemporary cocktail and tapas bar in Ross-on-Wye with a fantastic reputation. Approximately 7.4 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 9.3 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Cross Keys Inn Goodrich

Restaurants and Pubs

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A local family run Coaching Inn, serving Fantastic Food and Beverages. Showcasing Local produce at its best.  Approximately 7 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 6.8 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Moody Cow

Restaurants and Pubs

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With local ciders, beer and a relaxed atmosphere this is a great place to enjoy a meal with friends, especially their Sunday lunch! Black Rock cooking stones and wood fired pizza are specialities.   Approximately 9.6 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 11.4 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Hostelrie at Goodrich

Restaurants and Pubs

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The 19th century gothic style building offers good value traditional tasty pub food.  Approximately 6.6 miles from Trevase Granary and 6.5 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Temple Inn Ewyas Harold

Restaurants and Pubs

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Traditional menus using locally sourced ingredients. Advanced booking is advised for Sunday lunch.  Approximately 9 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 12.8 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Hen and Dot Cafe, Flanesford Priory, Goodrich

Restaurants and Pubs

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Popular cafe located as Flanesford Priory Goodrich offering teas, coffee, light bites and lunches. Ideal if you are visiting Goodrich Castle but check website for opening hours as currently open Friday to Sundays only.  Approximately 8 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 7 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Walwyn Arms

Restaurants and Pubs

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A traditional, family-friendly pub that uses local ingredients for the most wonderful food - their Sunday carvery is especially popular and delicious.  Approximately 14 miles from Trevase Granary by car and 15.7 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Roadmaker Inn Gurka Restaurant

Restaurants and Pubs

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A pub serving delicious traditional Nepalese and Gurkha cuisine.  Approximately 11.7 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 13.5 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Kilcot Inn

Restaurants and Pubs

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A country pub offering great food with their own 'twist' focusing on quality and value.  Approximately 21 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 15.3 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

No. 9 The Balcony

Restaurants and Pubs

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Smart Stylish restaurant come Brunch Spot in Hereford. With casual dining, a warm and inviting atmosphere and a menu to suit all tastes, No.9 is also able to cater for private functions on and off-site.  Approximately 11 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 14.8 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Ponte Vecchio

Restaurants and Pubs

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A small family run Italian Restaurant offering a selection of traditional Italian meals coupled with more modern plates that show off Italian ingredients in an exciting, inventive manner. Approximately 10.4 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 14.3 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Beefy Boys

Restaurants and Pubs

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Located in the Old Market in Hereford, The Beefy Boys make the most amazing burgers which are made with 100% 21 day age Herefordshire Beef, minced fresh daily. You can eat in or takeaway. Definitely one of our favourite places to eat.  Approximately 10.8 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 14.6 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Burger Shop (The Yard)

Restaurants and Pubs

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Located near the cathedral in Hereford, The Burger Shop is part of 'The Yard' and also consists of The Bookshop. Great food options served in a wonderful place.  Approximately 10.6 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 14.4 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Cottage of Content

Restaurants and Pubs

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A cosy 15th century pub and restaurant with very good traditional food, wines and real ale.  Approximately 6.1 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 10 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Whitebrook

Restaurants and Pubs

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One Michelin Star restaurant ran by chef Chris Harrod who won Great British Menu in 2018 and cooked at the banquet. Their emphasis is on experience of excellence throughout.  Approximately 17 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 11 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Walnut Tree

Restaurants and Pubs

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One Michelin Star restaurant serving delicious food and complimentary wines that has been a famous inn and restaurant since the early 60’s. Approximately 15.8 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 14.7 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

The Hardwick

Restaurants and Pubs

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An outstanding fine dining restaurant near Abergavenney run by owner and chef, Stephen Terry who offers a stunning seasonal menu.  Approximately 20.5 miles by car from Trevase Granary and 22.5 miles from Penblaith Barn. 

Symonds Yat

Tourist Attractions

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Discover a host of great activities and entertainment … for adventure-seekers, there is mountain biking, cycle tracks, zip-wires, kayaking, for explorers there’s a great range of attractions, from the magical Puzzlewood to caves and steam trains, and for something more relaxing, enjoy the Sculpture trail, our many walks, the spectacular views and our many castles, museums and cathedrals.

Clearwell Caves

Tourist Attractions

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Clearwell caves in the Forest of Dean are open February until November and again at Christmas. These impressive caves were mined for iron ore and ochre. Go deeper if you feel adventurous or have a look at their events for underground music and more.

Dean Forest Railways

Tourist Attractions

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Their 4 1/2 mile line runs through beautiful woodland and countryside offering visitors a chance to experience the relaxing pace of a typical country branch line. With 5 stations along the way you'll have time to explore the local area, taking in woodland walks and country pubs or venturing down to the Severn estuary to explore Lydney Harbour with its fantastic views across the Severn.

Morgan Car Factory Tours

Tourist Attractions

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A classic British motoring icon manufactured in Malvern for over 100 years.  Enjoy a tour and visit the museum and visitor centre.  You can also hire a car!

Old Field Forge

Tourist Attractions

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Blacksmith Experience Day: Oldfield Forge Ltd is a family run blacksmithing company combining traditional blacksmithing techniques and craftsmanship with modern technology to produce the finest quality bespoke ironmongery for homes and businesses. At The Academy, you can feel the power of creating your own sword, ring or other keepsake with your own hands. They offer a series of fun blacksmithing packages for families, friends or couples as well as corporate team-building or Christmas party events and vocational courses for future blacksmiths.

Hereford Cathedral & Mappa Mundi

Tourist Attractions

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Hereford Cathedral is home to the Hereford Mappa Mundi, one of the worlds unique medieval treasures. Measuring 1.59 x 1.34 metres, the map is constructed on a single sheet of vellum (calf skin). Scholars believe it was made around the year 1300 and shows the history, geography and destiny of humanity as it was understood in Christian Europe in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries.

Hampton Court Castle and Gardens

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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Castle & Estate: Set in delightful Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by vast lawns, a stunning woodland backdrop, and magnificent award-winning gardens, the estate has an interesting and varied history. The stunning gardens and castle are open to the public during the summer and the castle hosts celebrations and events at different times during the year .

Eastnor Castle

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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Castle & Estate: A stunning castle set in extensive grounds, Eastnor Castle near the historic market town of Ledbury, is definitely worth a visit. An impressive large house, adventure playground, walks aswell as the landrover experience and pottery workshop means that there is something for everyone to enjoy here. Events range from mud runner to vintage family fun days and concerts.

Laskett Gardens / National Garden Scheme

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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Gardens: Laskett Gardens are the largest formal gardens to be created in England since 1945 and consist of 4 acres of stunning gardens. Alternatively use the NGS website to see what is open on the dates you are visiting to find local gardens to explore https://www.ngs.org.uk/

Hereford Cathedral Garden Tours

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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Gardens: Six acres of RHS award-winning gardens, as featured in Country Life magazine and on BBC TV. The historic Chapter House Garden nestles amongst medieval ruins while the historic College of the Vicars Choral, Cloister and Chapter gardens illustrate pre-Reformation social and culinary lifestyles. Garden tours take place on Saturday and Wednesday afternoons from Wednesday 1 May until Saturday 28 September 2019.

Berrington Hall

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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National Trust: Berrington Hall is a country house and landscape garden, parkland and lake located in North Herefordshire. For further local attractions in the care of the National Trust please visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.

Brockhampton Estate

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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National Trust: Brockhampton Estate is a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house surrounded by a moat. There are miles of walks through orchards, park and woodlands, the picturesque Lawn Pool and challenging natural play trial for mini adventures. For further local attractions in the care of the National Trust please visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.

The Weir

Tourist Attractions

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National Trust: The Weir sits within unspoilt Herefordshire countryside and is a spectacular riverside garden. For further local attractions in the care of the National Trust please visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.

Cwmmau Farmhouse

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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National Trust: Cwmmau Farmhouse is a superb early 17th-century 'black and white' farmhouse with stone-tiled roof and vernacular buildings. For further local attractions in the care of the National Trust please visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.

Croft Castle and Parkland

Castles Country Houses and Gardens

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National Trust: Croft Castle in Herefordshire is a castle surrounded by historic woodland, farm and parkland. For further local attractions in the care of the National Trust please visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.

Puzzlewood: Wye Valley Forest Film and TV Trails

Tourist Attractions

  • Family Friendly

Ancient Woodland: Puzzlewood is a unique and atmospheric woodland that conjures up thoughts of magic, dragons and unicorns – one of the reasons why it’s such a popular film location ( Star Wards, Doctor Who, Merlin etc). Explore the film and TV trial, suitable for the whole family.

Harts Barn Cookery School

Food and Drink Activities

  • Family Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Special Occasions
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Cookery Experiences: providing cookery classes for a wide range of cuisines (including Japenese, Tapas, Korean, Thai), skills (including bread making, pasta making), bakery (including gluten free baking), kids cookery and so much more. There are so many possibilities at Harts Cookery School and you can even book your group a bespoke class. 

Hillside Brewery

Food and Drink Activities

  • Special Occasions
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Brewery Tour & Experience Days: The craft brewery offers great beer and brewery tours plus activties for hen parties, company team building or a friends get together- experience days can include archery, battlesports, iron-forging and of course, beer tasting. You can even make your own beer.

Westons Cider Mill

Food and Drink Activities

  • Family Friendly
  • Special Occasions
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Cider Tour: Have a tour around Weston's Cider Mill on the other side of Ross on Wye.  It of course includes some cider and perry tasting.  The Scrumpy House offers delicious meals, the Tea Rooms also house a huge bottle collection and there is a play park and some animals to keep children occupied.

Three Choirs Vineyard

Food and Drink Activities

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  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Vineyard Tour: An unforgettable grape-to-glass experience in one of England's oldest vineyards with brasserie on site.

Ancre Hill Vineyard

Food and Drink Activities

  • Special Occasions
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Near Monmouth, Ancre Hill is a family run business great for wine lovers and hen parties. Visit their Cellar Door, browse around the shop and taste some of their wines. You can enjoy our cheese platter lunch using only Welsh cheeses, washed down by a glass of Estate wine. Or take advantage of one of our guided vineyard tours and enjoy the ambience of the vineyard. 

Rural Concierge

Tourist Attractions

  • Family Friendly
  • Special Occasions
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Local Tours: Rural Concierge is a sightseeing, tours and talks company in Herefordshire with days trips to fascinating places both close to home and further afield. Tour guides with extensive local knowledge are sure to keep you fascinated.

Andy's Fishing Lake

Tourist Attractions

  • Family Friendly
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  • Hen Party
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Fishing: Andy’s Lake is a 5 acre Coarse fishing lake set in the beautiful countryside of South Herefordshire . Part of Trevase Farm, Andy’s Lake was stocked with over a thousand Mirror Carp and Common Carp in 2005. Other species stocked are Tench, Bream, Perch and Roach.

Ross-On-Wye

Towns and Villages

A friendly small market town, overlooking the Wye and within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ross is located midway between the cities of Hereford and Gloucester and know as the  “Gateway to the Wye Valley.” Much of the town is designated a conservation area and at its heart is the historic Market House, a listed Ancient Monument, built of the Old Red Sandstone and housing an art and craft gallery and one of the town’s 5 Tourist Information Sites. Ross is known for its excellent independent and specialist shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and hotels.

Hereford

Towns and Villages

Home to Hereford Cathedral with it's chained library and Mappa Mundi, Hereford has a wealth of history and charm aswell as having fantastic shopping and dining options in the Old Market development and in Hereford itself. Enjoy drinks at Charles' Bar at Left Bank next to the river Wye, dine at MIller and Carter steak house or get adventurous at the indoor climbing walls, there is plenty for all ages to enjoy. Visit their website for events, places to visit and eat.

Monmouth

Towns and Villages

Nestling in the tranquil lower reaches of the beautiful Wye Valley, a centre for tourism since 1780, Monmouth is well known for its iconic 13th century gatehouse bridge . Renowned for its independent retail sector, with restaurants to suit all tastes, it is also the place for a coffee in a café in a quiet courtyard. The Monmouth Festival, one of Europe’s largest free music festivals, and the Monmouthshire Show, the largest one-day show in Wales

Hay-on-Wye

Towns and Villages

World renowed for books and bookshops. Its unique position on the border between England and Wales makes Hay ideal for visitors to explore and enjoy the beautiful border country.

Ludlow

Towns and Villages

Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, busy with events and festivals throughout the year. The historic town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme. Ludlow has a reputation for the quality of its food and drink with many excellent restaurants and cafes.

Ledbury

Towns and Villages

Ledbury in the east of the county, is one of England's text book market towns, full of prime examples of timber-framed buildings. The 17th century black & white Market House, which had originally served as a grain store dominates the town centre.

Dilwyn

Towns and Villages

Dilwyn is a beautiful rural parish in the north west of Herefordshire in the United Kingdom. It is 6 miles south west from the market town of Leominster and 13 miles to the north west of Hereford city. It is one of the pretty half-timbered villages that are prevalent in this part of Herefordshire and, as such, forms part of The Black and White Trail that leads visitors through the area.

Kington

Towns and Villages

Kington is an historic market town on the English/Welsh border, and though on the western side of Offa's Dyke, it has been an English town for a thousand years. The town still has a regular livestock market, weekly Country Market and regular Local Food and Craft Market and monthly Art, Craft and Vintage Market plus the popular Festive Food from the Borders at the beginning of December and a Summer Food Fair in June.

Weobley

Towns and Villages

In 2017 the BBC's The One Show selected Weobley as one of the most attractive villages in the country.  It has an outstanding Norman church whose spire can be seen for miles around and many timber framed buildings over 500 years old.

Eardisley

Towns and Villages

Eardisley is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire about 4.5 miles south of the centre of Kington. Eardisley is in the Wye valley in the northwest of the county, close to the border with Wales. The village is part of the Black and white village trail", having many timber-framed buildings along its high street.

Lyonshall

Towns and Villages

Historical attractions include a Castle, Church, Offa's Dyke, the site of a Mediaeval Village, a Horse-drawn tramway route, a disused railway, and a used and refurbished private railway. The village is also on the Black And White Village Trail because of its older character houses in the black and white style.

Dean Forest Cycle Centre

Walking and Cycling

  • Family Friendly
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Dean Forest Cycle Centre is situated in the Heart of the Forest of Dean offering quality bike hire for all ages, abilities and types of riding, perfectly suited to everyone from the whole family to the seasoned racer. The centre is at the start of the traffic free Family Cycle Trail.

Walking with wheels

Walking and Cycling

  • Accessible

Walking with Wheels provide all-terrain electric wheelchairs (called trampers) for hire at just £2.50 an hour from Forest Holidays at Bracelands Campsite, Christchurch. Specialised guides and other support (written, pictorial or oral including the Hidden Heritage App) is also available to enable people who might otherwise be disadvantaged to enjoy the beauty and heritage of the Forest of Dean.

Pedalabikeaway

Walking and Cycling

  • Family Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Cycling for all abilities in the Forest of Dean. Traffic free trails with bike hire, cafe, bike shop, and workshop. The trails at Pedalabikeaway include Family cycling, mountain biking and extreme downhill lines, providing something for everyone.

Forest of Dean Wye Valley Cycling

Walking and Cycling

  • Family Friendly
  • Hen Party
  • Corporate Gathering

Cycling Route Planning: The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley provides such varied terrain and scenery - with an extensive network of stoned roads and paths, it is perfect for cyclists of all abilities. Road riders can look forward to winding country lanes and short hill climbs. Families can use the popular cycle paths in the Cannop Valley safely away from traffic, and for keen mountain bikers the downhill Forest tracks provide wild opportunities with an excellent dedicated off-road area

Hereford Guild of Guides

Walking and Cycling

  • Family Friendly

Daily guided walks and booked walks with different themes. The tours last about one and a half hours and are conducted by volunteer members of the Hereford Guild of Guides. The walks start at the main entrance of the Cathedral. There is no need to book in advance but you will need to purchase a ticket prior to joining the walk. Daily walks from the beginning of April to the end of October. Further information on the website. Tickets from the Cathedral shop or, if closed, from the guide.

Herefordshire Circular Walks

Walking and Cycling

Circular walks are great fun for the family to enjoy and there are many to do in Herefordshire! We recommend the John Kyrle circular walk and the Hoarwithy circular walk which are the closest to both of our barns. Click on the links for more information about each walk (parking, refreshments, route maps etc.)

Roasts & Rambles

Walking and Cycling

  • Family Friendly

Glorious circular walks followed by a delicious pub lunch. Each of our 'Roasts & Rambles' routes will take you through amazing landscapes with stunning views. We recommend Ramble by the Wye, The Wye, Woods & Caves and Garway with the Ponies which are the closest to our barns.

Golden Valley Llama Trekking

Activities

You will help call in, catch, halter, groom and walk your llama through our fields and farm, or beyond through the glorious Herefordshire countryside. Llama Treks are tailored to your party's requirements - they don't mix parties of trekkers so only your family or party will be taking your trek.

Flip Out Hereford

Activities

Advanced inflatable and adventure arena with loads of fantastic features. The Flip Out arena has something for everyone, with loads to keep both adults and kids entertained for hours.

Triley Feilds Equestrian Centre

Activities

Triley is based on the Northern edge of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, on the slopes of Skirrid Fawr with far reaching views of the Sugar Loaf and the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. We warmly welcome riders of all ages and abilities, there are lessons and horses to suit everyone. 

Matrix Hereford

Activities

They have a great selection of activities for all ages including axe throwing, laser tag, mini golf & more. Booking is advised.

Wye Leisure

Activities

  • Family Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Special Occasions
  • Hen Party

Wye Leisure is an exclusive family run health and leisure club, set in a superb location within easy reach from the barns. They have spa treatments available for non-members which are bookable in advance. 

Brecon Park Electric Day Boat Hire

Activities

Brecon Park Electric Day Boats at Llangattock offer 16ft electric day boats for hire from £100 per day (10am to 5 pm). Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, stopping off for a picnic or at a towpath pub. Tel: 01873 858277. Approximately 35 miles and 45 minutes by car. 

 

 

Little Blue Elephant Play Cafe

Activities

  • Family Friendly

Play Cafe: Play area full of exciting and imaginative toys for little people - the play equipment is designed for 0 - 6-year-olds. It is the perfect rainy day activity for little ones. 

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