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Set along the bank of the famous River Wye, the city of Hereford is the county town of Herefordshire and is famous for its ancient Cathedral which dates back to between 1010 and 1015. The town was given city status originally by Henry 1st in 1154, and the standing was re-awarded by Queen Elizabeth in 2000. The streets and architecture of Hereford are a wonderful surprise to visitors because they closely follow the medieval layout. Find out more in the About Hereford section or read our Hereford Guide.
Hereford has a great deal to offer to tourists. It is an especially attractive town with its picturesque riverbank, spectacular Norman Cathedral, the Mappa Mundi maps and the Chained Library exhibition. The town has excellent shopping facilities and a great range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. The surrounding area has much to offer too with breathtaking scenery for hikers in the Golden Valley, the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains.
Hereford's Norman Cathedral is an imposing Gothic building dating back to the 12th Century. An impressive building in its own right, Hereford Cathedral is also celebrated as being home to the famous ‘Mappa Mundi’, a medieval map of the world.
A brief introduction to Hereford's rich history, from Anglo-Saxon times until the present, with links to more details on Hereford's magnificent Cathedral, the Mappa Mundi maps and the chained library.
Details on Hereford's museums and other attractions where the city's rich heritage can be appreciated.
A quick guide to shopping in Hereford - where to find the main shopping areas from high street chains to small local boutiques.