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Historical Days Out From a Cottage in Herefordshire

If you are looking for a place to spend a week away from home, where you can immerse yourself in British history and traditions, look no further than staying in a garden cottage in Herefordshire, steeped in history and beautiful countryside. It is easy to understand why staying in a cottage in Herefordshire is so appealing, featuring beautiful, traditional decorations both inside and out, yet fully equipped with all modern utilities, and most importantly, situated within an enclosed garden with a terrace and seating to enjoy the summer evenings.

If being located right on the doorstep of the beautiful local scenery and surrounded by nature is not quite enough, Herefordshire is absolutely full of tourist attractions, so it is easy to fill your days learning about the local history and visiting places of significance.

Here we look at some of the top historical days out in Herefordshire:

1 – Hereford Cathedral – Hereford Cathedral is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Hereford, dating back to 1079 and covering many centuries of history and architecture. The Cathedral employs many helpful members of staff whom are highly knowledgeable about the history of the building. If you are feel particularly fit, you can climb the tower and onto the roof with a guide, allowing you to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Hereford. Hereford Cathedral is perhaps most famous for holding the Hereford Mappa Mundi, a mediaeval map of the world that dates from the 13th century. This is the largest mediaeval map that is known to exist today.

2 – The Old House – The Old House, located in the centre of Hereford, is an extremely well preserved 17th century white timber-framed building. Originally built in 1621 as part of Butcher’s row, the Old House is now the only building remaining and is now surrounded by modern buildings. Over the centuries, the OId House has been home to butchers, iron mongers and bankers, and is now preserved as a museum that presents life in Jacobean times, furnished in the style of this period and displaying many Jacobean artefacts.

3 – Goodrich Castle – Goodrich Castle is what remains of a Norman mediaeval castle, just to the north of the village of Goodrich in Herefordshire, near to Ross-on-Wye and overlooking the River Wye. Today, the original keep, stands at around 60 feet, however, it was originally much higher at the time it was built in the 12th century and would likely have had battlements. During the 13th century, Goodrich Castle became a great strong hold. Visitors can learn all about the history of Goodrich castle by a comprehensive audio tour and can enjoy wonderful views of the surround countryside.

After a day filling your mind with new historical facts, there is no better place to go to relax than a garden cottage in Herefordshire. Other than the modern facilities, it is easy to sit out on the garden terrace and imagine that you are back in time, when times were much simpler.

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If you are feel particularly fit, you can climb the tower and onto the roof with a guide, allowing you to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Hereford
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