Herefordshire is one of the most rural and greenest of counties in England and is set adjacent to the Welsh border west of the West Midlands region within less than an hour’s drive from Birmingham. The county is peaceful partly due to being so under populated.
Hereford is the county town and a cathedral city too. Steeped in history and legend, it is the main employment centre. Other larger, notable towns in Herefordshire include Leominster (pronounced Lemster), Kington, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Bromyard. Hereford is also known for its bulls and Hereford cattle are a well known and revered breed of beef cattle.
Herefordshire is renowned for producing fine food and drinks. There are literally dozens of makers and producers of cider, perry, real ales as well as farm produce and cheeses. The county is a beautiful and picturesque place all year round. The county of Herefordshire is set between the Black Mountains and the Malvern Hills. The River Wye weaves its way through the city.
The countryside of Herefordshire is simply breathtaking and should be viewed to be believed. There are undulating areas that make excellent vantage points and stunning walks with picture postcard scenery to enjoy and take in.