20 Attractions to Explore Near Golden Valley
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0.4km from Golden Valley
The river Dore is a tributary of the river Monnow, in Herefordshire, England. It rises on Cusop hill, at the foot of the Black mountains. It flows for 12 miles through the villages of Dorstone, Peterchurch, Vowchurch, Abbey Dore and Pontrilas, before reaching the Monnow near Llangua. The Monnow itself is a tributary which flows into the River Wye at Monmouth.
5.59km from Golden Valley
A majestic parish church which was one of the great Cistercian monasteries of England. The abbey was founded in 1147 by monks from Morimond in France - the only daughter house ever founded by Morimond. The church was begun in 1175 and consecrated one century later.
8.04km from Golden Valley
Longtown Castle was built in the 1180's by the Norman lord, Walter de Lacy, inside a rectangular earthen enclosure that may date to the Roman occupation of Britain. It was one of a series of fortifications built by the Warlords of the Border Marches to control the troublesome Welsh border and act as a base for Norman operations into Wales. By 1452 the castle seems to have been abandoned perhaps as a result of the Black Death.
8.63km from Golden Valley
Arthur's Stone is an atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs, set in the hills above Herefordshire's Golden Valley. It is over 5,000 years old. Today only the large stones of the inner chamber remain, though these were once covered by a long earthen mound.
National Trust - The Weir Garden
9.35km from Golden Valley
The Weir is a riverside garden in the care of the National Trust and is bordered by the River Wye in Herefordshire. The riverside garden is left natural with many wildflowers in summer, snowdrops in winter and daffodils in spring. At the bottom of the garden, there’s a small woodland to explore and for those who love wildlife, seventy species of bird have been spotted here as well as the odd otter sighting.
Kilpeck Church of St Mary and St David
9.55km from Golden Valley
Kilpeck Church is located in Herefordshire near the Welsh border. It was home to the finest collection of Romanesque sculptures in England. It was built in about 1140 and has survived remarkably intact and unaltered to the present day. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.
11.86km from Golden Valley
Belmont Abbey is a monastery of the Benedictine Order operational for 1500+ years. It stands on a small hill overlooking the city of Hereford to the east, with views across to the Black Mountains, Wales to the west. The 19th century Abbey also serves as a parish church.
Waterworks Museum - Hereford
13.52km from Golden Valley
The museum is one of Herefordshire’s leading visitor attractions with something for all ages. Children enjoy using hands on exhibits, including in the unique Heritage Water Park, and the museum has a permanent exhibition to Hereford in WW2. YOu can see the UK’s widest range of working pumps and engines from across Herefordshire, neighbouring counties and Wales, most of which are the last working examples of their type.
13.9km from Golden Valley
Kinnersley Castle is a family-owned, Grade 2* listed historic house located approximately 10 miles from the literary town of Hay-on-Wye. It was one of the many Marches castles sited by the Normans along the Welsh border, though as seen today it is predominantly the remodelled Elizabethan manor house of the Vaughan family. Kinnersley Castle features various fine oak-panelled rooms and the original 1588 plasterwork ceiling of the Solar.
Hereford Cider Museum
14.3km from Golden Valley
The Cider Museum is a museum in Hereford, England, about the history of cider. The museum holds a nationally important collection covering the history of cider. It's set in the former Bulmer's cider factory with champagne cider cellars dating from 1889. Listen to oral history recordings and view 19th century watercolours of cider apples and perry pears and appreciate the delicately engraved collection of English lead crystal cider glasses.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
14.83km from Golden Valley
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. The building is an exhibit in itself, as a fine example of Victorian gothic architecture, built in 1874. The façade includes carvings of animals and birds reflecting the interests of the museum’s founders.
14.87km from Golden Valley
Bishop's Meadow is a 21.8 hectare Local Nature Reserve on the northern outskirts of Loughborough in Leicestershire. It is owned and managed by Charnwood Borough Council. Set in the idyllic open Breconshire countryside, with breathtaking views of the Beacons, Bishops Meadow offers the perfect setting for families and couples to relax, indulge, enjoy and discover the magic of Mid Wales.
14.93km from Golden Valley
Hereford Cathedral is built on a place of worship used since Saxon times. It contains some of the finest examples of art and architecture from Norman times to the present day, including the famous Mappa Mundi, the medieval Chained Library and the Hereford Magna Carta. There are also many opportunities for visitors to experience the music of the cathedral with a range of concerts and recitals taking place during the year.
Black and White House Museum
15.06km from Golden Valley
The Black and White House Museum - also known as 'the Old House' - has been called 'a perfectly preserved Jacobean timber-framed house'. It is a place which vividly tells both it's own immensely varied story and nearly four centuries of Hereford's history. Built in 1621, the house has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher's home and shop and finishing its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s.
17.17km from Golden Valley
Rotherwas was the family chapel of the Roman Catholic Bodenham family. The chapel features an Elizabethan timber roof, a very striking 18th-century tower topped by a peculiar spire, and extravagant Victorian-era interior paintings. The Victorian remodeling of Rotherwas Chapel was the work of Peter Paul Pugin. Nearby is the site of successive houses: the medieval half-timbered mansion, its stone-built Tudor extension and its Georgian successor, built-in 1732 but itself demolished in 1926.
17.26km from Golden Valley
Treago Castle is a fortified manor house in the Parish of St Weonards, Herefordshire, England. Built c.1500, it was recorded as a Grade I listed building on 30 April 1986—based on its extant medieval architecture, quadrangle courtyard layout and defensive wall corner towers.
National Trust - Cwmmau Farmhouse
17.65km from Golden Valley
Cwmmau Farmhouse, a timbered 'black and white' farmhouse near Brilley in Herefordshire is normally a National Trust holiday cottage. Standing alone in all its grandeur, amid the rolling Herefordshire countryside, is this striking timber farmhouse. Step back in time, where original oak beams, elm floors and wood-panelled walls meet elegant period furnishings.
Dinmore Manor House
18.77km from Golden Valley
Dinmore Manor, one of Britain’s most beautiful residential estate is a 12th-century property that has evolved over hundreds of years to become one of Britain's most spectacular and beautiful estates. Penny Churchill tells its remarkable story. The main house is a Grade II listed building. The outlying chapel is mostly medieval and is grade II* listed.
19.44km from Golden Valley
Shipley Gardens surround a 17th Century Wye Valley homestead standing upon the site of previous dwellings that since Roman times have administered the adjacent ford and former ferry .The garden was made by Bob Macadie after 1970 with plantings of shrubs, herbaceous perennials and wildflower mixes.
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens
20.93km from Golden Valley
This water garden surrounds an old corn mill and is laid out around a network of streams. Set amidst large trees and amongst a tangle of streams and ponds and looking out to wonderful views across Herefordshire, Westonbury Mill is the perfect situation for a garden. About half of its 3½ acres is filled with massed planting of vividly colourful moisture-lovers laid out around a tangle of streams and ponds, partly shaded by a backdrop of mature trees.
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Golden Valley, Hereford HR2 0QE, UK
Golden Valley is a wild, untamed place, with Hay-on-Wye to the north and Pontrilas to the south. The name is a little misleading as in fact it is carved between two river valleys, the Dore and The Monnow, and the Black Mountains. The valley stretches between the parishes of Dorstone, Peterchurch, Abbey Dore and Ewyas Harold in the southwest of the county of Herefordshire. The area includes the electoral Wards of Golden Valley South and Golden Valley North.