Herefordshire is my home county. If you are looking for a rural retreat to enjoy with family or friends, Herefordshire has it all in spades. This bucolic county is rich with stunning landscapes, local producers and history, the perfect family English holiday spot. Whether it’s canoeing on the historic river Wye or shopping at the artisan food markets there is something for everyone to enjoy!
The Cider Barn is located just outside of Hereford in the quaint village of Burghill. It has been suggested that Burghill may be home to the first castle built in England. It would have been built by the Normans in 1051, before the Norman Conquest. In the Doomsday Book, compiled soon after the Norman Conquest, the name of the village is spelled Burgelle. However, it has been Burghill now for the last eight centuries.
As part of the Bulmer family, there is of course a love of our local fruits; apples and pears. The whole area is surrounded by ancient orchards and is a centre for cider tourism. The best time to visit is May when the blossom is abundant and quite beautiful or the harvest time, from September onwards, when the air becomes pungent with the smell of ripened fruits.
The Cider Barn has orchards at its rear, which offer a delightful 1 mile (ish) rural walk to the Bell Pub at Tillington which serves delicious food. Do pack your wellies if it has been wet! https://thebelltillington.com/
The stunning landscapes surrounding the village make it ideal for outdoor activities such as walking, photography and for those who want to relax with their clubs, Burghill Valley Golf Club, in the heart of the village, is a popular destination, as is Herefordshire Golf Club . http://www.herefordshiregolfclub.co.uk/
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