Beauty, history and friendship
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Weobley is a great place to visit for a day, a weekend or as a base for your holiday in Herefordshire or The Marches. Indeed, The Daily Mail included Weobley as one of the top 20 most idyllic villages you MUST visit in their August 13, 2015 issue.
If you are interested in the new pastime of Geocaching, then we can meet your needs with four caches in the village. See the left hand tab, Visiting Weobley. Not only do we have a new Heritage Trail around the village, but there are many lovely walks that provide interest at any time of the year. Nearby, there is the “Black and White Village Trail”, of which Weobley is the Jewel in the Crown. (For more information about the Trail click here or on the "Weobley Heritage Trail" button)
In 2008 Weobley (pronounced Webbley) appeared in the top fifty of the Times Newspaper’s best places to live in England. In 2009 Lady voted it one of the top 10 villages. Not a surprise to those of us who live here, though some would have preferred to have kept it secret! Here on the borders of Wales, Weobley is a village with many timber-framed houses, some dating back to the 1400s. We’re surrounded by beautiful countryside and have little traffic. So come and visit us and discover this hidden gem of the Marches. (For more information about the history of Weobley click on the Weobley & District Local History Society under Clubs and Societies. Then go to documents)
But Weobley’s no sleepy hollow. Because it’s ten miles from either of the local main centres of commerce (Hereford and Leominster) it is able to support a number of local shops and services as well as two thriving pubs, three churches, two restaurants and plenty of excellent places to stay.
Each Saturday morning at 8am a group leaves the centre of the village for a walk along some of the many footpaths and permissive rights of way in the parish. At 8.30 another group, this time with NO dogs meet at the Information Point in the village centre to take their walk. (More information on Parish Footpaths under the Local Community tab)
When Wibba created a clearing in the woods (a ley) here in the 6th Century, little did he think that his name would still be attached to the village 1500 years later. His father, Cridda, was King of Mercia and held a hill fort not far away at Credenhill (Cridda's hill).
In Weobley many aspects of 1500 years of British history are represented. From its Saxon origins, through the Norman Conquest to the medieval period, the Civil War, and the agricultural revolution. Here you will discover the remains of an 11th Century castle, a 12th Century Church and many houses from the 14th Century onwards.
This picturesque village has all the facilities necessary for the perfect holiday – or for residents, the perfect life – it’s not difficult to understand why Weobley won the National Village of the Year in 1999.