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Nestling in the Welsh Marches on the edge of an historic market town, cosy and comfortable YHA Kington is perfect for an activity break or weekend away exploring this region’s idyllic villages and rolling countryside. Situated on the Offa’s Dyke path, the hostel is great for cycling and walking holidays, as well as canoeing and pony trekking. The hostel is a stone’s throw from the Welsh border and just 40 minutes from the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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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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