Dore Abbey

Dore Abbey A rare surviving Cistercian church that is still in use today. Founded by Cistercian monks in 1147 and dissolved by Henry VIII in 1537. The derelict eastern parts of the monastic church were restored by Viscount Scudamore around 1634, to serve his local parish. Services are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, plus regular concerts and organ recitals - see website for details.

Opening times: daily, except during services. Donations welcome
Location: 15 miles south west of Hereford, HR2 0AA - Tel: 01873 821456
Facilities: pre booked tours (call for details).
Image Credit: David Merrett (CCL)

Berrington Hall

A neo-classical country mansion built between 1778 and 1781 by Henry Holland. Contains several restored period rooms. The surrounding park and gardens were landscaped by Capability Brown in 1780. Currently run by the National Trust.

Opening times: opening times vary - see website for details Admission Charge
Location: Berrington (just north of Leominster) HR6 ODW - Tel: 01568 615721 - Website
Facilities: parking, restaurant.

Brockhampton Estate

Medieval moated manor house set in a 1700 acre estate of ancient woods and parkland. Currently run by the National Trust.

Opening times: Apr~Oct Sun to Wed (inc BH Mons) 12 - 5pm. Admission Charge
Location: Brockhampton WR6 5TB - Tel: 01885 482077 - Website
Facilities: parking, café.

Croft Castle

Located on the Welsh border, owned by the Croft family for nearly 1000 years. Set in a 1,500-acre estate of woodlands, parkland and farmland. Its towers and walls date from the 14th century, the interior is mainly 18th century. Currently run by the National Trust.

Opening times: Park open all year, dawn-dusk. House open Mar, Sat-Sun, 1pm - 5pm; Apr~Sep Wed-Sun, 1pm - 5pm; Oct, Sat-Sun, 1pm - 4.30pm. Admission Charge
Location: Yarpole, Herefordshire HR6 9PW - Tel: 01568 780246 - Website
Facilities: parking (charged), café.

Eastnor Castle

A magnificent restored Georgian gothic style castle surrounded by a beautifully landscaped deer park, with a lake and arboretum. The castle contains many fine tapestries, armour and works of art. There are plenty of things to do for the whole family, including an adventure playground, nature trails and walks.

Opening times: Apr-Sep, daily (ex Sat) 11am - 4.30pm Admission Charge
Location: HR9 6HY - Tel: 01600 890538 - Website
Facilities: parking, café, shop.

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle WallsA magnificent, 11th century, red sandstone Welsh border castle, parts of which were built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Run by English Heritage.

Opening times: Mar~May, Sep~Oct, daily, 10am - 5pm; Jun~Aug, daily, 10am - 6pm; Nov~Feb, Thu-Mon, 10am - 4pm (exc. Xmas) Admission Charge
Location: HR9 6HY - Tel: 01432 260694 - Website
Facilities: parking, shop.

Hergest Croft Gardens

An Edwardian house surrounded by landscaped gardens providing interest throughout the seasons - from swathes of spring bulbs to magnificent summer herbaceous borders - followed by autumn colour from its many deciduous trees and shrubs.

Opening times: Apr~Oct, 12/12.30 - 5.30/6pm Admission Charge
Location: HR5 3EG - Tel: 01544 230160 - Website
Facilities: parking, café.

Ralph Court Gardens

Alice in Wonderland Garden A Gothic rectory set in three acres of fantasy themed gardens from around the world. These 12 beautifully crafted gardens include an African jungle garden, an 'Alice in Wonderland' garden, a tropical pirate garden, a tranquil Japanese garden and a formal Italianate garden complete with a Piazza and church.

A lovely day out that will enchant and amaze the whole family.

Opening times: Wed to Sun, 10am - 5pm (inc. BH) Admission Charge
Location: Edwyn Ralph, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LU - Tel 01885 483225 - Website
Facilities: parking, tea room, disabled access.

Weir Gardens

Beautiful gardens set on the tranquil banks of the River Wye, with woodland walks. Run by National Trust.

Opening times: Mar~Apr daily, 11am - 5pm; May~Sep, Wed-Sun, 11am - 5pm; Oct & Jan. Sat- Sun 11am - 4pm; Feb, Wed-Sun, 11am - 4pm. Admission Charge
Location: HR4 7QF - Tel: 01981 590509 - Website
Facilities: parking.

Westons Cider

Not just a cider orchard but a fun family day out - with gardens, dray rides, children's playground, rare breed farm park and orchard walks.

Opening times: weekdays 9am - 4:30pm, Sat-Sun & BH 10am - 4pm. Admission Charge
Location: The Bounds, Much Marcle, HR8 2NQ - Tel: 01531 660108 - Website
Facilities: parking, café, restaurant, garden, shop.

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