Tick off some of your must-dos with this round-up of Herefordshire’s claims to fame. The county boasts claim to some amazing achievements; highest, oldest, largest… Herefordshire has it all.

  • Kington Golf Club – don’t get a nose-bleed as you play a round at England’s highest 18 hole golf course
  • Land Rover Experience – the world’s most historic and challenging Land Rover Tracks and trails. The Eastnor tracks are steeped in history, having been used to test every Land Rover product ever made, and they are still in use for testing today. Test your limits on a driving experience.
  • The Time Machine Museum – Bromyard’s most unexpected attraction. Home to the finest collection of television science fiction props and costumes in the galaxy! Specialising in Doctor Who, Star Wars and Red Dwarf memorabilia.
  • Mappa Mundi – the largest medieval map known to exist. Thought to date back to 1300AD and depicting ancient and modern day places including Jerusalem and even the Garden of Eden.
  • Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb – technically in Worcestershire, but who’s counting? Witness the thrills and spills (or even take to the track yourself) at the world’s oldest racetrack
  • Hay-on-Wye – the world’s first book town, known for its world famous literary festival attracting notable and pre-eminent speakers which in the past have included ex-Presidents, Nobel prize winners and musicians.
  • The Rule of Tum’s Bookshop – winner of the Observer Food Monthly award for the UK’s Best Sunday Lunch.
  • Bulmers – world’s biggest cider mill. Tours are no longer available at the Bulmers’ cider mill in Hereford but you can sample the results in every pub in the county.
  • The Bunch of Carrotts Public House – the only pub in the world to have carrots in the title. Worth a visit for that fact alone.

If any of the above appeals, book your stay at nearby Durstone Farm Holiday Cottages and make your way through the list.

Things that put Herefordshire on the map