Black and White Trail - Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Black and White Trail
The Black and White villages of North Herefordshire, set in the beautiful and historic borderlands of England and Wales. Enjoy the tranquil peace of delightful Norman stone churches and the sheer beauty of the villages and countryside. The buildings' black oak beams are exposed on the outside, with white painted walls between. The numbers of houses surviving in this style in the villages creates a very distinctive impression and differs from building styles outside this area.
Attractions Near Black and White Trail
Kington Museum was opened in June 1986, and is housed in what were the stables of the King’s Head Inn that was demolished in 1885, although it has had a somewhat chequered history since that time.
A beautiful garden which was set in the heart of the Welsh Marches which covers 70 acres of land and there are gorgeous flower borders, an old-fashioned Kitchen Garden, Azalea Garden, Maple Grove, and Park Wood. Spectacular spring and autumn colours make this a garden for all seasons.
Hergest Ridge is a large elongated hill which traverses the border between England and Wales in the United Kingdom, between the town of Kington in Herefordshire and the village of Gladestry in Powys. Its highest point, which is in England, is 426 metres high. There are fabulous panoramic views of the Welsh Hills and English countryside as you make your way across the ridge. The beautiful area inspired the 1974 album 'Hergest Ridge' by the English musician Mike Oldfield.
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.
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.
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.
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Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council. It is bordered by Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys to the west.