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Hereford

discover the top things to see and do in Hereford 

Best known for its outstanding natural beauty, Hereford is an idyllic cathedral city nestled in the countryside between the Wye valleys and remote Malvern Hills. Stroll along the River Wye, walk through the lush landscape, and discover everything from castle ruins to Tudor mansions. See the treasured cathedral, visit one of the many museums, or eat out at first-class restaurants. Whatever takes your fancy, Hereford is the ideal place to relax and unwind.

Best things to do this week in Hereford

File photo dated 27/09/13 of apples on a tree as apple growers hope a late but bountiful season will be met with renewed enthusiasm from consumers wanting to support local producers post Brexit. TICKETED

1 The Chase Distillery Tasting Tour

A guide shares insights into traditional mashing, fermenting and distilling processes, followed by a tour of the bottling line, where every bottle is still filled and sealed by hand. View the fields and orchards, before heading back to Chase Bar for a tutored tasting and shop visit. Not suitable for under 18s.

When: Tue-Thu 2pm, Fri & Sat 12noon & 3pm, ongoing
Where: Chase Distillery, Preston Wynne, Hereford, Herefordshire. HR1 3PG
Contact: +44 (0)1432 820455
More Details: www.chasedistillery.co.uk

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2 The Mappa Mundi And Chained Library Exhibition

Hereford's greatest treasure is a unique map constructed on a single sheet of calf skin vellum. It depicts the history, geography and destiny of humanity as it was understood in Christian Europe in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. The 17th-century Chained Library is also very special and includes the eighth-century Hereford Gospels.

When: From Jan 23, Jan 23-Mar 26, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, last adm 3.30pm, Mar 28-Oct 29, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, last adm 4.30pm, closed Apr 14, ends Oct 29
Where: Hereford Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Hereford, Worcestershire. HR1 2NG
Contact: +44 (0)1432 374200
More Details: www.themappamundi.co.uk

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3 The Johnny Cash Roadshow: Johnny Cash Tribute

There's a multitude of Johnny Cash tribute bands out there. This one, starring singer-songwriter Clive John, has been endorsed by members of the Cash family and is the most fully realised as a theatrical event. Worcestershire-based John is a respected country music artist and heads up an experienced team including Jill Schoonjans as June Carter.

When: Apr 27, 7.30pm
Where: The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre For The Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, Herefordshire. HR4 9JR
Contact: +44 (0)1432 340555
More Details: www.johnnycashroadshow.com

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4 The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Over 3s)

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr about the tea-sipping tiger who appears at Sophie and her Mummy's door unexpectedly one evening. Expect chaos, sing-a-long songs and magic in this stunning stage adaptation.

When: Apr 28, 1.30pm, Apr 29, 11am, 2pm
Where: The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre For The Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, Herefordshire. HR4 9JR
Contact: +44 (0)1432 340555
More Details: www.thetigerwhocametotealive.com

Ollie King by Elly Lucas FREE EVENT

5 Ollie King

This thoughtful young melodeon player from Sheffield pushes the boundaries and expectations of the humble squeezebox. Firmly rooted in the English tradition, he explores the emotive side of the instrument, which he showcases through his selection of material from both within and without the folk canon.

When: Apr 28, 9pm-11.45pm
Where: Hereford Left Bank, Bridge Street, Hereford. HR4 9DG
More Details: www.olliekingmusic.com

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6 The Black And White House Museum

The stunningly well-preserved Jacobean house is a remarkably grand example of a 17th century timber-framed building, and now plays host to a museum documenting life in Jacobean times. The collection of English oak furniture is internationally important. Hands-on activities for younger visitors include puzzles and replica clothing.

When: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Bank Hol Mons 11am-3pm, ongoing
Where: The Black And White House Museum, High Town, Hereford. HR1 2AA
Contact: +44 (0)1432 260694
More Details: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200172/museums/648/hereford_museums_and_art_gallery

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7 Kentchurch Court

The stunning stately home, which is situated in five thousand acres of Herefordshire countryside, has been in the Scudamore family for nearly 1,000 years. Guided tours of the house are only available by appointment but the beautiful 25-acre gardens are open throughout the summer.

When: gardens open Tue-Sun 11am-5pm, house by appointment only, ends Sep 30
Where: Kentchurch Court, Kentchurch, Hereford. HR2 0DB
More Details: www.kentchurchcourt.co.uk/house.html

Violette Szabo's medals worn by her daughter Tania at a Service of Dedication where the Prince of Wales unveiled a memorial to honour and remember the women who flew out of RAF Tempsford to aid resistance movements in occupied Europe he met relatives and members of the local community at The Wheatsheaf public house, Tempsford, Bedfordshire. TICKETED

8 Violette Szabo GC Museum

This tiny museum, at the back of Cartref House, commemorates the bravery of a young woman who was sent twice into Occupied France during the Second World War as part of the SOE (Special Operations Executive). The second time she did not return but was captured and sent to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Her posthumous medals are pictured.

When: Apr-Oct, Wed 11.30am-1pm, 2.30pm-4pm, or by appointment
Where: Violette Szabo GC Museum, Cartref, Tump Lane, Wormelow, Hereford. HR2 8HN
More Details: www.violetteszabomuseum.org.uk

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9 Belmont Abbey

This monastic community was founded in 1859. The Abbey Church welcomes drop-in visitors, with residential and day retreats also available. There is disabled access and toilet facilities, and the Abbey shop sells books, cards and religious items. Light refreshments are on sale at nearby Hedley Lodge.

When: Mon-Sun 6am-9pm, shop Mon-Sat 2pm-5pm, also after Mass on Sun, ongoing
Where: Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane, Belmont, Hereford. HR2 9RZ
Contact: +44 (0)1432 374710
More Details: www.belmontabbey.org.uk

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10 The Left Bank Village

This stunning building, set on the banks of the River Wye, is far more than just a wedding and event venue. The De Koffie Pot Coffee House overlooking the Riverside Courtyard offers live music, gallery space and a range of classes and clubs, whilst the Hot Tin Roof Bar and the Speakeasy nightclub offer DJ and comedy nights, and pop up restaurants.

When: De Koffie Pot Mon-Thu, Sun 9am-11pm, Fri & Sat 9am-1am, Hot Tin Roof Bar Fri & Sat 9am-1am, Speakeasy Fri & Sat 8pm-3am, ongoing
Where: Hereford Left Bank, Bridge Street, Hereford. HR4 9DG
More Details: www.herefordleftbank.com

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