Things to do in and around Herefordshire

Known for its picturesque scenery, historic landmarks, and agricultural heritage, Herefordshire offers a tranquil and idyllic setting for a countryside escape.

We have compiled a list of some of the popular things to do in the area so that you can make the most of your visit and experience everything the stunning Herefordshire has to offer.

Remember to check the opening times and any restrictions before visiting these attractions, as availability may vary.

Shobdon Church

3 minutes drive from The Bateman

St. John the Evangelist Church is a beautiful historic building located in the heart of the village. It’s worth visiting for its architectural design and peaceful ambiance.

Shobdon Hill Wood

9 minutes drive from The Bateman

Shobdon Hill Wood is a beautiful woodland that offers lovely walks and bird watching. If you’re a trail runner or hiking enthusiast, there is a 6.6km circular trail, which offers some wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

Croft Castle and Parkland

11 minutes drive from The Bateman

Take a guided tour of the historic Croft Castle, located just a few miles from Shobdon. It features a historic castle, beautiful gardens, and parkland with scenic walks. It’s a great place to spend the day with family or friends.

Explore Leominster

15 minutes drive from The Bateman

Leominster is a historic market town known for its charming and traditional character. The town’s rich history, dating back to the 7th century, has left a delightful architectural atmosphere for visitors to enjoy. The town is also known for its thriving market tradition where weekly markets are held offering fresh produce, crafts, antiques and more.

Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre

17 minutes drive from The Bateman

This family-friendly attraction, located about 10 miles from Shobdon, offers the chance to see a variety of rare and unusual animals, including owls, meerkats, and miniature horses.

Cider Tours

Herefordshire is known for its cider production, home to many makers from artisans to big brand names. There are many cider makers in the area that offer tours and tastings.