Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England, located along the border with Wales.

Herefordshire borders the counties of Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire in the east, Gloucestershire to the south east, Monmouthshire in the south west and Powys in the west.

Cities and towns

Map of Herefordshire




Herefordshire is a largely rural county with but a few small towns. Most interest is focused on the cathedral city and county town Hereford.


Explore the castles.Herefordshire was,until the late Middle Ages, a battle ground between the Welsh and the English. There are over 130 castles listed in the county.To start with you could visit

Hereford Castle which has over 1,000 years of history

Eastnor Castle which is a mock Tudor castle but with lovely grounds, deer park and plenty to see amongst the lovely Malvern Hills.

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