The city of Hereford is not only a beautiful and picturesque location in its own right, but it is set amid some of the most stunning countryside anywhere in the country. Between the Black Mountains and the Malvern Hills on either side of Hereford and the River Wye snaking through the city, there are many stunning walks to be enjoyed with picture-postcard scenes all around you.
The city centre boasts many good shopping areas offering everything from the big high street names to smaller, more exclusive fashion boutiques and stylish European-style street cafes, not to mention an ever-popular livestock market. The market reflects the city's status as an important agricultural centre for the county, which gives its name to the famous local 'white face' breed of beef cattle, which benefits from the quality of the local grass and is famed for the quality of its meat.
As befits a charming English city such as Hereford, especially one with a long-standing connection with the cider industry, there are many attractive and friendly pubs on offer for visitors to enjoy.
For those of a more active persuasion there are many sporting and other outdoor activities in and around the city. From fishing or canoeing on the picturesque River Wye to horse riding and paragliding, there are many opportunities to enjoy the scenery and get out and about in the fresh air.