Tourist

Things to see and do in the area

Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is situated in the Golden Valley between the villages of Kingstone and Vowchurch on the B4348.

The Golden Valley

The Golden Valley, named after the gentle River Dore, is a very special part of Herefordshire. In unspoilt countryside, footpaths and bridleways lead you deep into a rural past of agricultural heritage. The area is rich in churches including Dore Abbey (a former mediaeval Cistircian monastery), St Peters at Peterchurch, the timber framed bell tower at Vowchurch and the renowned south doorway at Kilpeck church.

The area is ideal for walkers, being close to the Offa’s Dyke Path, the Marches Way and the Wye Valley Walk.

City of Hereford

We are less than 20 minutes from the cathedral city of Hereford which dates back to Saxon times. The cathedral houses the famous Mappa Mundi and the world’s largest chain library. The Old House in the centre is a splendid half-timbered Museum and All Saints Church is definitely worth a visit. And don’t forget the The Cider Museum and King Offa’s Distillery which are on the outskirts of the City.

But if shopping and eating out is more your style, then Church Street and Capuchin Yard are well worth seeing with a unique selection of shops and places to meet and eat.

Ross on Wye

The beautiful town of Ross on Wye, about 30 minutes away, is set dramatically on a sandstone cliff above a broad loop of the River Wye and offers superb views of the Wye a hundred feet below. There is a 17th century Market Hall in the town centre which now houses a Heritage Centre and Symonds Yat, nearby, is a word famous beauty spot and home to a myriad of birds including the rare peregrine falcons.

Cruises on the River Wye feature natural river scenery and a peaceful gentle journey. Alternatively, if you fancy the action-packed life, then go for canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, caving, climbing or abseiling.

Hay on Wye

The book capital of England is 25 minutes away and boasts over 30 bookshops. The International Festival of Literature takes place in May each year and if you’re interested in art and antiques, there are a number of excellent galleries in the town.