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A county of unspoilt countryside, from fascinating market towns and quaint villages to its historic City, there’s plenty to see and do in Herefordshire. Far too much to list here, although we’ve had a go. For more detailed information, see our links page.

Eardisland, itself, is part of the ‘Black and White’ trail – which stretches from nearby Leominster to Kingston in North West Herefordshire. The trail is characterised by the large number of timbered and half-timbered houses in the area, some of which date from medieval times, and is a great way to explore the region.

Leominster is just five miles from Eardisland. As well as meeting all your basic needs in terms of provisions, it’s also a good place to browse for antiques and bric-a-brac. What’s more if you like all things old, you’re sure to appreciate its Georgian and medieval architecture.

A bit further out, about a 30-40 minute drive, you’ll find the market town of Ludlow. Or the UK’s food capital as it’s otherwise known. Boasting more Michelin starred restaurants than anywhere in the UK, bar London, it’s a food lover’s paradise. Especially with its weekly producers’ market, which offers the best in local cheeses, fish, meat, poultry, game, fruit and vegetables.

Hereford is the county’s biggest city and also the livestock and agricultural centre. The pedestrianised centre plays host to all the usual shops and monthly Farmers’ Markets. There’s also a 11th Century Norman Cathedral to explore. Alternatively you can just walk down to the River Wye, have a drink or a meal overlooking its meandering waters. Or stroll along its banks to the open spaces of Bishops Meadow.

If you fancy the idea of exploring the county by foot, there are some 2000 miles of footpaths. Three long distance paths cross the county – The Mortimer Trail, The Wye Valley Walk and Offa’s Dyke Path – while the Herefordshire Trail, a brand new long distance footpath links the various market towns.

Finally you can’t visit Herefordshire, without sampling some of its rather fine cider. The orchards are a sight to behold at all times of the year and many have public rights of way passing through them. You can even pick up a cider tour guide and sample your way through some 11 producers’ tipples. There’s no finer way to spend a day.