The Hostelrie is an early Victorian conversion of a previous inn with a romantic gothic style in…
A magnificent red sandstone fortress rising out of a rocky outcrop above the Wye Valley. Climb the huge towers for exhilarating views and explore a maze of small rooms and passageways. Hear about the doomed Civil War lovers on the audio tour.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Disabled parking (pre-book), handrails, induction loop at till points, free audio tour
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Oct, daily 10-5; Nov-23 Dec, 2 Jan-18 Feb and 26 Feb-29 Mar, Sat-Sun 10-4; 27-31 Dec, Sun-Fri 10-4, Sat 10am-10pm; 19-25 Feb, daily 10-4; Mar onwards please check website (last admission 30 minutes before close and tea room 3
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About the area
Herefordshire is split in two by the River Wye which meanders through the county on its way to the Severn and the sea. Largely rural, with Hereford, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye the major towns and cities, its countryside and ancient villages are the county’s major asset.
Visitors can take advantage of a number of the trails which will guide them through areas of interest. Those especially interested in historic village life should try the Black and White Village Trail, which takes motorists on a 40-mile drive around timber-framed villages from Leominster to Weobley (established in the 17th century and known as a centre of witchcraft in the 18th), Eardisley (where the church boasts a 12th-century carved font), Kington, Pembridge and others. Other trails include the Mortimer Trail, the Hop Trail and the Hidden Highway, which goes from Ross-on-Wye to Chester. Hereford has a small Norman cathedral, which has a great forest of pink sandstone columns lining the nave. Inside is a chained library, a 13th-century Mappa Mundi (map of the world) and one of only four copies of the 1217 version of the Magna Carta.
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