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Herefordshire Cottages Links
Here are some website resources that you may find of interest or that might assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in the Cotswolds.
Andy's Fishing Lake
Only a five minute walk from Trevase Granary is Trevase Farm's coarse fishing lake. A five acre lake stocked with Carp, Tench, Roach and Bream, Andy's lake has been open to the public since 2008. Guests to Trevase Granary or Penblaith Barn may enjoy a complimentary day of fishing.
Four miles out of Hereford, Chase Distillery is a great place to visit with an interesting tour of the gin making process and generous samples. Book in advance.
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 Railway
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.
A stunning castle set in extensive grounds, Eastnor Castle near the historic market town of Ledbury, is definitely worth a visit. Events from mud runner and landrover shows to vintage family fun days and concerts by the likes of Jools Holland, Eastnor has much to offer and is only half an hour away.
Visit the nearby Goodrich Castle overlooking the Wye or go a bit further afield to discover the history at Witley Court or Stokesay castle.
The Grange Trekking Centre in The Black Mountains is a long established centre, we are wonderfully situated in some of the most stunning scenery, providing Trekking and Riding. Our 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.
The craft brewery offers great beer, amazing brewery tours and is the perfect venue for your wedding, your party - any event. For stag dos and hen parties and company team building to friends get togethers experience days can include archery, battlesports, iron-forging and of course, beer tasting.
International Birds of Prey Centre
The centre was first opened to the public on May 25th 1967 and is now the oldest dedicated bird of prey centre in the world. Its long-term conservation work is second to no other raptor centre worldwide. The centre is now open 7 days a week and offers activities for the whole family.
Hereford Cathedral is home to the Hereford Mappa Mundi, one of the worlds unique medieval treasures. Measuring 1.59 x 1.34 metres (52 by 44), 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.
National Gardens Scheme
If you like to explore gardens you can search the NGS website to see what is open on your dates. Well worth a look and close by are the impressive Laskett Gardens, the largest formal gardens to be created in England since 1945 and consisting of 4 acres of stunning garden rooms.
Old Field Forge
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.
We 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.
Rural concierge is a sightseeing, tours and talks company in Herefordshire. Cider and Perry, Black and White villages, Literary Trail and Hidden Villages and Churches are some of those tours on offer. Bespoke tours by any means of transport or walking can be arranged for your chosen number. Tour guides with extensive local knowledge are sure to keep you fascinated.
The National Trust
Local attractions in the care of the National Trust include Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Croft Castle and Parkland, The Weir and Cwmmau Farmhouse.
The website for the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
The directory for the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Information can be found on places to eat and drink, discovering the area in a variety of means, what events are taking place and other things to do.
A website full of information about Herefordshire including places to visit; events from running to concerts and family fun days; places to eat.
A website for Monmouthshire listing places to visit, events, places to eat and a super directory of walks in the area, including plenty to download to take with you.
Westons Cider Mill
Have a tour around Westons 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