Attractions to explore nearby Shipley Gardens
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.
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.
Haugh Woods is a 350 hectare mixed woodland, designated as an SSSI due to the rich diversity and nationally recognized for its butterflies and moths, with over 600 species living there. It was an important place for butterflies and moths, with over 600 species recorded within it. This makes the wood one of the top 10 woods in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.