Herefordshire is the perfect adventure for the motorhome enthusiast looking to escape to the great outdoors. Boasting a wealth of coastal landscapes, romantic countryside, and beautiful views, Herefordshire is sure to be an unforgettable motorhome holiday.
Head to the Malverns to explore its beautiful towns and thriving villages, set among beautiful hills and commons which rise dramatically above the Severn Plain. Relax in the Victorian spa town of Malvern at the foot of the Malvern Hills. Let your eyes wander as you take in the stunning architecture of Tenbury Wells, set in the breath-taking English countryside of the Teme Valley and once said to have been called “my little town in the orchard” by Queen Victoria. Head to the riverside town Upton upon Severn, a place steeped in history, and feel yourself be transported back in time as you take in its sights. View the striking Pepperpot, a distinctive medieval church tower topped by an 18th century cupola in place of a spire. Cross the Upton Bridge, the only Severn crossing for a long stretch of the river. Imagine a time where Cromwell’s men once crossed this river as you envision the old bridge that existed before this modern reconstruction.
Drive to the heart of the Welsh Marches, Hergest Croft Gardens, to explore its wonderfully fragrant collection of flora. The gardens are home to stunning views towards the Black Mountains.
Covering 70 acres of land and with an impressive collection of more than 5,000 trees and shrubs as well as gorgeous flowers, they are internationally renowned for their beauty. Take a walk through the park towards Park Wood. This secluded valley is hidden deep in an ancient oak wood and contains over 30 acres of giant rhododendrons and exotic trees that will amaze you.
Explore Hereford Cathedral, home to the Mappa Mundi – a unique and outstanding treasure of the medieval world that records how 13th century scholars interpreted the world in spiritual as well as geographical terms. Marvel at the interesting Chained Library – the largest surviving chained library in the world and the only one that still remains chained.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the market town Ledbury, a place that has somehow maintained a village’s strong sense of community, while imbuing the vibrancy of a city. Stroll along cobbled lanes, past black and white timber frame houses that will transport you back in time. Browse the stalls of the Ledbury Market Hall which has stood tall since the 1600s and remains one of the finest examples in England to this day.