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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“Hereford Cathedral's houses the Mappa Mundi one of the world's unique medieval treasures along with the Chained library - they are now exhibited together in the at the West end of Hereford Cathedral.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Castle
“Ludlow is famous for it's castle and food scene. There are lots of great independent shops, as well as some great chain shops like White Stuff and Oska, and a market. There is also a lovely holistic clininc for massages, steam room, acupuncture etc. It makes for a great day out.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Castle
“English Heritage maintained castle complete with audio tour technology. Stunning views from the towers with on site café and shop for refreshments and souvenirs.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For years this superb award-winning restaurant has been attracting diners from all over the world. The food is an eclectic mix, based on Shaun Hill’s personal taste, paired with sound cooking techniques; rather than a particular country's cuisine. A unifying feature is the core of excellent ingredients. If anyone wanted to treat me to lunch or dinner this would be my first choice in Monmouthshire. Excellent food at respectably fair prices.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Whatever the weather, The Hills are fantastic. Incredible view of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire or of Herefordshire and as far as Wales. Make time for a walk on the hills straight from the garden . Your own private gate to the area of outstanding beauty!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Westons Cider in Much Marcle, HR8 2NQ, on the other side of Ledbury has visitor centre, shop, the Scrumpy House Restaurant and tours. An interesting day out for families with its playground and shire horses.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“About a 20 min drive and well worth a visit if you like history and parkland. Berrington Hall is a neo-classical mansion with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown. There is a lot to look out both in the main house and surrounding buildings. The grounds are vast with lovely walks around the lake. There is a nice cafe for the obligatory coffee and cake!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mountain
“Iconic peak of the Black Mountains seen from the orchard and easily accessible from Abergavenny town ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Hotel
“Famous country pub and hotel, great food. In the centre of Crickhowell, 8 mins drive away. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
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“16th Century riverside Inn offering a variety of high quality food and real ales. A definite pit stop if your visiting Symonds Yat Rock, canoeing or fancy an easy jaunt down the river on Kingfisher Cruises. There are seven circular walks right from the door (see the map for more details) some of which use the hand ferry right outside!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bookshop
“You can easily spend half a day (if not longer) in here! When our youngest is home from Uni I regularly do! Large bookshop (also has a cafe) with a huge selection of new and secondhand books.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Castle
“Great day out (check opening times) with Victorian castle and lovely arboretum and lakeside walk.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Castle
“Located near Leominster and dating from 1427 this was the original inspiration for Hampton Court Palace in London. Open April- October, Christmas Fayre dates on their website.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place tp visit. Many events are held there throughout the year.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Fantastic independent Italian restaurant serving delicious dishes. Great for family meals.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“The Green Cafe, a friendly cafe-restaurant situated on the banks of the River Teme overlooking the weir and Dinham bridge. Simple, unpretentious, globally inspired and exciting dishes. I love to go for breakfast - bookng recommended. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“For years this superb award-winning restaurant has been attracting diners from all over the world. The food is an eclectic mix, based on Shaun Hill’s personal taste, paired with sound cooking techniques; rather than a particular country's cuisine. A unifying feature is the core of excellent ingredients. If anyone wanted to treat me to lunch or dinner this would be my first choice in Monmouthshire. Excellent food at respectably fair prices.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fantastic independent Italian restaurant serving delicious dishes. Great for family meals.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Event Space
“Very good standard of pub food. Booking adviseable and very close. They have rooms too”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Drive time from Holly Gate +/- 16 minutes “Steve and Nicola Reynolds have owned and run The Stagg Inn for the past twenty years with the help of a committed and long serving team of staff. The inn is at the meeting point of two old drovers roads and has been added to and changed over the centuries. We have tried to be true to this rustic heritage and serve local produce in the cosy bar and dining rooms. Over the years we have won various awards for our food and drink, we are Herefordshire Dining Pub of the year in the Good Pub Guide 2018 and have twice won their National Award. You will find us in most guide books including Hardens, Good Food, Good Hotel, Michelin and Sawdays.” ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Moody Cow is the perfect place to relax and enjoy superb food, drinks, and hospitality in the pretty village of Upton Bishop.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern rustic feel, for those with pure food indulgence in mind. Light lunches, dinner & cocktails. Suitable for a special occasion. Pre-booking essential. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Feathers Hotel on Ledbury High Street is a 16th century coaching inn that serves coffee, cream teas and sandwiches, as well as lunch and dinner in Fuggles Brasserie.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“A popular starting point for walking on the Hills avoiding an initial climb to the tops. An ice-cream stall and cafe are close by too. Good for food too.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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