Historic towns and villages in Herefordshire

The county of Herefordshire is famous for its Black and White villages - locations blessed with medieval half-imbered buildings. While not all the villages on this list can claim to be 'black and white', there are some lovely places to visit.

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British History Quiz

This Celtic saint began his career as a simple shepherd boy. He entred the monastery of Melrose in 651 and in 664 became prior of Lindisfarne


This Day in British History

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

Monarch Mayhem

This king was the son of Stephen, Count of Blois and Chartres


Leominster (Self catering)
Mill House Flat, Leominster

Mill House Flat

A former Cider House converted to a high standard of comfort in rural North Herefordshire. Excellent centre for Leominster 5 miles, Ludlow 8 miles. National Trust …
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Lyonshall (Self catering)
Hayloft, Lyonshall


This all first floor barn conversion is set on the owner's working farm close to the pretty village of Lyonshall and sleeps two people in one studio bedroom.
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Ludlow (Hotel)
The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow is internationally recognised for its beautiful Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage. Described in the New York Times I dare say it is the most handsome Inn in the world....everybody knows of it. It is one of the prime images of Olde England portrayed in … more >>

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Ledbury (Hotel)
The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel

As a much-loved part of Ledbury's history The Feathers Hotel is a cosy truly traditional Coaching Inn. Full to the brim with character this charming Tudor era building is the most distinctive of Ledbury hotels. Standing justly proud on the High Street for over 400 years The … more >>

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