The varied landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Bromyard is a traditional market town situated 4 miles from Huntlands Farm between the cities of Hereford and Worcester. Herefordshire has been producing hops since the 15th-century, with Bromyard as its centre.
Bromyard is host to a three-day Folk Festival each year in September, which particularly concentrates on English traditional music. It is one of the largest events of its kind in the country.
The Bromyard Gala, a large country show including a steam engines and vintage vehicles rally, is held on its showground just off the Hereford Road on the first weekend of July.
Bromyard is also home to the Nozstock Festival of Performing Arts which attracts nearly 3,000 visitors at the end of July every year. This two-day event showcases 30 bands from around the country across three stages, alongside two dance arenas, a cinema, a theatre and comedy stage, circus, and a vintage tractor arena.
A great resource is the Bromyard & Winslow Offical Guide and Map
The River Severn runs through the middle of the city, overlooked by the 12th-century Worcester Cathedral which is home to King John’s tomb and the Magna Carta. Worcester is also home to the Commandery – Civil War Museum, Royal Worcester Porcelain, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, and the world’s oldest surviving newspaper, Berrow’s Worcester Journal.
Home to the Malvern Hills, Malvern Spring Water, The Three Counties Showground as well as numerous Theatres and Arts Centres, there is something for everyone in Malvern. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the fantastic views that the Malvern Hills have to offer, and car enthusiasts can visit the famous Morgan car factory.
Famous for its cider, beer, and Herefordshire cattle primarily, Hereford is a cathedral city and home to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. The annual Three Choirs Festival originating in the 18th-century and one of the oldest music festivals in Europe, is held in Hereford every third year, the other venues being Gloucester and Worcester.
Take a trip to The Cider Museum where you can learn the history of cider making as well as visiting the Waterworks Museum which traces the history of drinking water from the cave-dwellers up to the present day. The Museum is home to the oldest working triple-expansion steam engine in the UK and probably has the widest range of working pump engines.