We hope you find these links to local events and attractions a useful and interesting introduction to life and leisure in and around Herefordshire.
For something of a regional flavour, Herefordshire's apple orchards offer seasonal treats on their own. At key times during the year, this apple and cider region pays homage and respect to the crop with special events to celebrate the state of the orchards or the fruit. May brings in blossom time, when the orchards glow with delicate blossom and cider makers crack open their latest brews in a series of 'friendly' competitions to find out who produced the best tipples from last year's crop. Autumn time is harvest time. The area is strong with the smell of sweet, ripe apples as they trundle up and down the lanes, from orchard to pressing plants. January, at winters the coldest and darkest moment, the villagers, lanterns and flaming torches aloft, go Wassailing through the orchards. A tree is picked out, an ancient and mysterious ceremony is performed and the crop is set safe for the next year to come. Visit www.bigapple.org.uk for details of the events.
There are of course many other fantastic local celebrations and festival to choose from throughout the year. The country's pre-eminent poetry festival happens just a mile and a half away in Ledbury at the end of June and beginning of July, every year.
Slightly further afield (40 mins by car) the sporting event of the equine calender thunders along once a year. The Cheltenham Festival is the place to be for racing fans from around the world.
Cheltenham hosts a variety of arts festivals throughout the year including; Literary, Jazz and Science festivals.
So much to see and do within a 'stone's throw' our peaceful and relaxing cottage.
Twice a year the parishes of the Marcle Ridge - Much Marcle with Aylton, Little Marcle, Munsley, Pixley, Putley and Woolhope - celebrate their heritage of apples and pears, cider and perry.
Ledbury is one of the finest Black and White towns in the Country. Situated on a crossroads, the town has evolved to meet the demands of 2007 but still retains its charm and beauty.
Pixley is situated some four miles from the town of Ledbury and ten miles from the city of Hereford and lies mainly to the south of the A438 Ledbury to Hereford road.
The RHS Malvern Spring Garden Festival is the first of the major RHS shows of the year. Held at the Three Counties Show Ground - Malvern.
Eastnor Castle, in the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake - is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family.
The Three Counties Showground in Malvern, hosts a varied range of event throughout the year including the area's largest and most important agricultural show (The Three Counties Show) The Sping and Autumn RHS Festivals and many other specialist shows from Antiques and Collectible to truck shows and equine events -
The Hereford Times - Keep up to date on the latest news and developments in the local surrounding area.
Visit Herefordshire, a county of unspoilt countryside, market towns of distinctive character and a wealth of varied landscapes from a historic City to fascinating villages.
The Ledbury Poetry Festival is very much an organisation firmly built on the voluntary support and freely given time of the many local businesses and residents who help make the Festival such a success.
The 24 races that make up the Cheltenham Festival are the most hotly contested of the entire racing calendar, with towards 500 horses competing for £3 million in prize money.
One of England's few remaining ancient forests, covering over 110 square kilometres of woodland. The Forest of Dean lies between the rivers Wye and Severn, in the western part of Gloucestershire, and on the borders of Wales and Herefordshire.
Discover for yourself some of Hampton Court’s sights and stories, whether you’re planning your visit or just wanting to learn more about this enchanting palace and its history.
A resourceful website containing links and information about Malvern.
Westons Cider and Perry has been made at 'The Bounds' in the Herefordshire Village of Much Marcle for over 125 years.
Three Choirs Vineyard is England's leading and most awarded, single estate vineyard. It is now one of Gloucestershire's main attractions, offering a unique experience for both wine enthusiasts, and those just looking for a great day out.
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