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Welcome to Weobley

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Places to Visit near Weobley; Home

While staying in Weobley you may also like to visit some of our local places of interest or activities.

We advise you to telephone or check the website to ensure that your destination is open before you set off.  Sometimes bookings are required.

 

Herefordshire Raceway, Lower Hurst, Weobley, HR4 8QY. Tel: 01544 318334

Email: info@herefordshireraceway.org.uk

Herefordshire Raceway is a 600 metre outdoor track, located near the village of Weobley, and surrounded by beautiful Herefordshire countryside.  It’s the perfect place to experience go-karting, whether it’s a fun day out, a launching pad to greater things, or as the thrill of a lifetime.

 

The Church of St Mary, Sarnesfield

The Church of St Mary lies within an ancient sacred enclosure marked by the ring of yew trees which encircle the churchyard wall. The origins of Christian use of the site are unknown, but the current church building dates back to at least the 12thcentury. It is the last resting place of John Abell “the most celebrated architect of his time” according to the chronicles of the noted 17thcentury antiquarian Thomas Blount. John Abell’s charming little Grammar School is in Weobley and on the Heritage Trail.

 

Herefordshire Golf Club, Raven's Causeway, Wormsley, Hereford, HR4 8LY. 

Email: herefordshire.golf@breathe.com

Set amongst unsurpassed rural splendour. This is the hidden gem of golf in the Midlands. The Club provides comfortable changing accommodation and an excellent Clubhouse in which to wine and dine. Visitors are welcome and are assured of a friendly reception.

 

Monkland Cheese Dairy, The Pleck, Monkland, Leominster, HR6 9DB Tel: 01568 720307

www.mousetrapcheese.co.uk

 

Mortimer Country,  is in North Herefordshire - a gloriously rural county not far from Weobley and located close to Ludlow at the heart of the Marches - the border county of Herefordshire where England meets Wales. Stay at one of many historic and welcoming Bed & Breakfast and self catering cottages and explore the Teme and Lugg valleys and uplands of the Mortimer Forest.  There is plenty to keep you amused - from spectacular Castlescycling on our quiet traffic free lanes, or following the walking trails like The Mortimer Trail.  

http://www.exploremortimercountry.com/
 

Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre  Kington, Hereford, HR5 3HF  Tel: 01544 231109 

www.owlcentre.com/

Visit this special place with a wonderful collection of miniature, rare and friendly creatures. During winter months and in very wet weather all animals are displayed undercover which makes it more comfortable for everyone. There is wheelchair access to all areas of the farm, with free mobility scooter loan on site.

OPEN Every Day from 10:30am - 5:30pm  In the Winter Months 10:30am - 4:00pm  Admission: Adults £8.50 Children £5.50.

 

Croft Castle, Nr. Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9PW
Tel: 01568 780141
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Hampton Court Gardens, Nr Hope under Dinmore, Leominster, HR6 0PN  Tel: 01568 797777

www.hamptoncourt.org.uk

 

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Pembridge, Leominster, HR6 9HZ. Tel: 01544 388650

www.westonburymillwatergardens.com

 

Court Farm and Leisure, Tillington, Herefordshire, HR4 8LG  Tel: 01432 760271

http://www.courtfarmleisure.co.uk

Farm Shop & Pick Your Own - Fresh, natural and healthy produce, plus Tea rooms, Picnic area and Play area.

Mountain Board Centre - If it's extreme thrills you're after, this is the place for you.

Fishing Lakes – What could be more relaxing than a day or two at our fishing lakes.

 

Hobbycraft, Spur Retail Park, Holmer Road, Hereford. Tel: 0845 051 6592

Craft Activity Days during the school holidays - different crafts each day - for £2-3 maximum per child.  They decide on what crafts on what days nearer the holiday time, so it’s best to ring Hobbycraft first.

 

Queenswood Country Park, Didmore Hill, Leominster, HR6 0PY. Tel: 01568 798320

http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leisure/parks_recreation/2620.asp

The glorious Queenswood Country Park offers a well equipped woodland children's play area, easy access path and waymarked trails for family rambles and suitable for buggies or wheelchairs, with panoramic views to enjoy so take a camera.

 

Abbey Dore Garden, Abbeydore, Hereford, HR2 0AD. Tel: 01981 240419

www.abbeydorecourt.co.uk

 

Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3AG. Tel: 01544 230160

http://www.hergest.co.uk

 

Play Planet Soft Playcentre, 122/124 Widemarsh St., Hereford, HR4 9HN. Tel: 01432 355777

http://www.playplanethereford.co.uk/

Play Planet is Hereford’s newest and biggest indoor children’s play centre, offering a three tier space themed soft play experience.

 

AJ Activities, Much Dewchurch, Hereford, HR2 8DG. Tel: 01432 353998

http://www.ajactivities.co.uk/

AJ Activities also known as Herefordshire Paintball offers paint balling for the over 12s, and Laser Tag, the bruise-less, mess-less version for over 8s.
These activities are played across varied terrain and incorporating a wide selection of game scenarios.

 

Oaker Wood Leisure, Kingsland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9PT. Tel: 01568 780111

http://www.oakerwoodleisure.co.uk

Set in 175 acres of privately owned woodland complete with 2 scenic lakes, this is children’s paradise, real mud, real trees, real water and real rope swings.
We offer a range of activities for pre-booked groups. Junior quad bike trekking through our woodland is a favourite for Birthday Parties. Swinging through the tree tops on our Aerial High Rope Adventure Trail sets hearts pounding but gives children a real sense of achievement. If they want to get wet then raft building and fun and games with friends on the rafts is a great way to get them active outside in the summer months.
Others activities include Climbing and Abseiling wall, Target Shooting, Low Rope Challenge Course, High Rope Team Building Challenges and Paintball. We specialise in Children’s birthday parties, school residential camps and activity days. In the school Holidays we offer Children’s Activity Days where you can leave your children with us and they will be able to sample a range of our taster activities.

 

Mortimers Cross Water Mill, Lucton, Leominster HR6 9PE. Tel:01568 708820

www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Hereford Cathedral, Mappa Mundi & Chained Library, Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NG. Tel: 01432 374200

www.herefordcathedral.org

 

Hire a Canoe, Whitney on Wye, Tel: 07414 935965 http://www.hireacanoe.com         

Looking for a family adventure? Want to Hire a Canoe on the River Wye? We are based at Whitney Bridge just outside of the historic book town Hay on Wye and offer canoe and kayak hire for people of all ages and experience levels. We will collect your group from either Hay on Wye or a local Herefordshire accommodation and returning you at the end of your canoe hire adventure.

 

Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire, 15 Castle Street, Hay on Wye, HR3 5DE. Tel: 01497 820604

http://www.canoehire.co.uk/

The Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles, and one of the few you can navigate, without restriction, for over 100 miles.  It meanders through picturesque countryside to where it joins the River Severn at Chepstow and is well populated with wildlife. See kingfishers, herons, cormorants, swans, and even otters, in their natural habitat. They will pick you up (Paddles and Pedals, not the otters) Free of Charge from one of the designated access points and return you to your car.

They do ask that you contact in advance if booking with children, they can discuss the age requirements and find the vessels which best suit your group.

 

Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm, Ewyas Harold, Hereford, HR2 0HB. Tel: 01981 240208

http://www.oldkingstreetfarm.co.uk

Llama trekking is available to day visitors by appointment. We can usually accommodate a llama trek around the edge of the Black Mountains in this most beautiful corner of Herefordshire at short notice.

 

Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, 33 Broad Street, Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales, NP4 9ND. Tel: 01495 792 263

http://www.pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk

Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is set in the heart of a World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. There is ample free car and coach parking at Furnace Sidings, by Garn Lakes, our main Station. From here our trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station (which is only a short walk from Blaenavon town centre) as well as to Big Pit Halt, which is adjacent to the Big Pit Mining Museum.

 

Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure, B4228 Coleford to Lydney road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8QB. Tel: 01594 834991

http://www.perrygrove.co.uk/

This is a great place to bring grandchildren for a day out. Dont forget to join in with the treasure hunt - the railway supplies a key to a box of hidden treasure and clues to help you find it. Ride off on the train to look for clues then come back to the indoor village to find your treasure box!

 

The Judges Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne, LD8 2AD
Tel: 01544 260650

http://www.judgeslodging.org.uk

Visitors to the building are accompanied by an eavesdropping audiotour of voices from the past; you will hear their tale, from Mary the hardworking maid, to Reverend Richard Lister Venables, Chairman of the Magistrates and employer of the famous diarist Francis Kilvert, portrayed by actor Robert Hardy.

 

Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB. Tel: 01594 822 170

Suitable for all weathers. Bring wet weather gear for our many outdoor spaces. Be prepared for interactive and engaging indoor activities and trails. The centre is accessible and has ramps and a lift where required.

 

Manic Ceramics, 21 West Street, Hereford, HR4 0BX.  Tel: 01432 277712

http://www.manic-ceramics.com

The paints are all non-toxic and will wash off clothing, however this is a surprisingly non-messy activity, whatever age is painting!
Your finished pieces will be glazed and fired and ready for collection within a few days.

 

Gone Potty Paint Your Own, 124 Hoarwithy Rd, Hereford, HR2 6HE. Tel: 01432 379193

http://www.gonepotty.me.uk/

You can have lots of fun painting your own designs onto pottery, making it personal to you and your family creating a unique gift for you to use everyday or to keep as a treasured memento.

 

Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, HR8 1RL. Tel: 01531 633160

http://www.eastnorcastle.com/

Inside Eastnor Castle you'll find richly decorated Gothic interiors, Fine Art, Armour and much more.
Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkwak. Children's Fun sheets, Tree Trail, Lakeside and Woodland Walks and Public Events. Plus an Arboretum with contains the finest collection of Cedars in Britain.

 

Brockhampton Estate, Greenfields, Bringsty, near Bromyard, WR6 5TB. Tel: 01885 488099

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brockhampton/

This late 14th century house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a charming timber-framed gatehouse.
There are miles of walks through the park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, the picturesque Lawn Pool, and various sculptures depicting parts of the history of Brockhampton and the local area. Plus follow the nature trail and spot wildlife from the bird-hide, have fun in the natural play area and discover new areas of the estate on their orienteering course!
This is home to a rich variety of wildlife, along with historic farming breeds such as Hereford cattle and Ryeland sheep.

 

Berrington Hall, Leominster, HR6 0DW. Tel: 01568 615721

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall/

Visitors can explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests.
The interiors include Biaggio Rebecca ceilings, fine period furniture and there are some pieces on display from the Wade Collection (on loan from Snowshill Manor). The house is surrounded by Capability Brown's final landscape. Though it has a slightly austere exterior, the house has delicate interiors and a homely, welcoming feel.
Outside relax in the gardens, including traditional Herefordshire orchards, get creative in their den-building area and join a garden, parkland or architecture tour.

 

MFA Bowl, Station Approach, Barrs Court, Hereford, HR1 1BB. Tel: 01432 352500

http://www.mfabowl.com/hereford

Our 12 lane centre has a friendly and family orientated atmosphere. We have fully automated scoring and bumpers to make the game more fun for novice bowlers! We also have a 12 hole Adventure Golf course, making MFA Bowl Hereford the first choice for family fun, whatever the weather!

 

The Amazing Hedge Puzzle, Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6DA. Tel: 01600 890360

http://www.mazes.co.uk/

Planted over twenty years ago by brothers Lindsay and Edward Heyes, the fun of the aMazing Hedge Puzzle has made it Herefordshire's most popular private tourist attraction.

 

And…..

Hay Literary Festival – 10 days (the second Bank Holiday weekend in May) www.hayfestival.co.uk

 

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