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Black and White Trail
0.22km from Kington Museum
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.
Hergest Croft Gardens
1.11km from Kington Museum
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.
4.15km from Kington Museum
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.
National Trust - Cwmmau Farmhouse
5.82km from Kington Museum
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.
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens
7.29km from Kington Museum
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.
8.59km from Kington Museum
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.
13.67km from Kington Museum
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.
16.9km from Kington Museum
Wigmore was one of many castles built close to the England–Wales border after the Norman Conquest. Founded in 1067 by William Fitz Osbern, it was a major centre of power for over 500 years and it is among the most remarkable ruins in England, largely buried up to first floor level by earth and fallen masonry. Yet many of its fortifications survive to full height, including parts of the keep on its towering mound.
National Trust - Croft Castle and Parkland
17.69km from Kington Museum
Croft Castle and Parkland is a National Trust property comprising a country house, park, church and garden, in Croft, Herefordshire, England. The property has a walled garden than includes a vineyard, orchard and a glasshouse dating from 1908. It also has a Georgian stable block. It contains the tomb of Richard Croft and his wife Eleanor.
Croft Ambrey Hillfort
17.93km from Kington Museum
Croft Ambrey is an Iron Age hill fort in Herefordshire, England. The fort is on high ground beyond and adjoining the north-east boundary of National Trust Croft Castle parkland. The nearest settlements are the villages of Yarpole, Aymestrey and Yatton, and the hamlet of Mortimer's Cross. The Mortimer Trail waymarked long-distance footpath passes the site.
Dinmore Manor House
19.96km from Kington Museum
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.
20.21km from Kington Museum
Leominster Folk Museum is an independent, volunteer-run, museum in Leominster, Herefordshire, England. It tells the story of Leominster, its surrounding villages, and their people from pre-Roman times to the present day. The collection comprises artifacts, pictures, photographs, postcards, and documents, including an important collection of paintings and drawings by famous Leominster artist John Scarlett Davis.
The Priory Church of St Peter & St Paul
20.31km from Kington Museum
The priory of St. Peter and St. Paul was established in the parish of St. Peter, Ipswich, for Austin canons about the end of the reign of Henry II. The building was constructed for a Benedictine Priory in about the 13th century, although there had been an Anglo-Saxon monastery in Leominster, possibly on the same site. In 1539 the east end of the church was destroyed along with most of the monastic buildings, but the main body of the church was preserved.
20.42km from Kington Museum
Grange Court is the last surviving market house known to be built by John Abel, a local master carpenter, in the year of 1633. The building originally stood at the top of Broad Street in Leominster and housed the weekly butter market, selling chickens, eggs, and butter. It was then known as the Butter Crosse. The building has had many different functions in its near 400-year life, and every new owner has adapted the building to make it fit for their purpose.
National Trust - The Weir Garden
20.54km from Kington Museum
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.
21.53km from Kington Museum
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.
Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum
21.65km from Kington Museum
A wonderful place for a woodland walk surfaced paths run through the 47-acre Arboretum at the heart of the site which is decorated with cherry and magnolia blossom in spring and afire with rich autumn colors of maples and oaks in autumn. Queenswood is a fragment of the vast ancient oak wood that once stretched to the Welsh borders and beyond. It frequently reverted to the source of all estates, "the crown" intermittently, and changed its name from 'Kings Wood' to 'Queenswood' in the reign of Qu
21.87km from Kington Museum
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.
National Trust - Berrington Hall
22.43km from Kington Museum
Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces of the architect Henry Holland to survive intact, which was built Built in 1778-81 for Thomas Harley. A notable feature is the ha-ha wall, which was subject to extensive renovation in the late 20th century by local craftsmen. Berrington Pool, a lake and island, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Stockton Bury Gardens
22.59km from Kington Museum
Stockton Bury Gardens is a renowned plantsman's garden with over four acres to enjoy. You will be amazed by the variety of plants and the artistic touches throughout. The four acres is split into separate garden offering formal and informal design. The gardens are the heart of a working farm that has been looked after by the same family for five generations.
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Mill St, Kington HR5 3AL, UK
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.