Hereford is a cathedral city on the River Wye in Herefordshire, England. It is located 26 km (16 miles) to the east of the Welsh border and 37 km (23 mi) to the northwest of Gloucester. The city serves as county town of Herefordshire. It has a population of 56,000 people (2012 estimate).
Guide to Hereford Hotels
Here's a list of hotels in Hereford that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.
The Old House, High Town, Hereford. Once part of Butchers Row, it is today a museum
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More on Hereford
The name Hereford many have Anglo Saxon origin. It could mean "river crossing for troops" in Anglo Saxon, or "old road" in Welsh. There is Roman settlement in nearby Stretton Sugwas, suggesting that the place may have seen human habitation since Roman times or even earlier. By the 7th century, it became a bishopric, with Putta being the first Bishop of Hereford.
Hereford Cathedral was built in the 12th century. The 13th century Bishop of Hereford, Peter of Aigueblanche, has close ties with Paris, France, resulting in two suburbs of Paris being named after it, Maisons-Alfort and Alfortville.
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Hereford is in a rural part of England. To reach it by rail, take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff via Worcester and finally to Hereford. If going by car, take the M5 motorway to Worcester, then continue on the A4103 road to Hereford.
Places of Interest in Hereford
- Hereford Cathedral
Cathedral dating back to 1079. It contains a medieval map of the world produced in the 13th century. Another highlight is the Chained Library, where the books are attached to their cases by a chain.
- Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Museum housed in a Victorian Gothic building. Established in 1874, it displays artifacts and paintings on the city and its surrounding region.
- The Old House
17th century half-timbered house in High Town. It is today a museum documenting life in the Jacobean era of the 17th century.
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