New Homes in Herefordshire
Live the life
Encompassing the towns of Hereford, Leominster, Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury, Herefordshire is a rural county bordering Wales and Gloucestershire. If you’re on the lookout for a place to live with good amenities and plenty of rolling countryside, a new home in Herefordshire could be the right choice for you and your family.
Things to see and do
If you love discovering historic sites, there are lots of great attractions to explore in Herefordshire including Eastnor Castle, Goodrich Castle, Wigmore Castle and Hereford Cathedral. Arthur’s Stone is an ancient burial site, and is linked to the legend of King Arthur.
For adventures in the great outdoors, Herefordshire is home to parts of the Malvern Hills and Wye Valley, along with Sutton Walls Hill Fort, Queenswood Country Park and walking routes such as the Brian Hatton Trail. The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also within driving distance.
Sports facilities in the county include Halo Hereford Leisure Centre and Halo Leominster Leisure Centre, while other places worth visiting include Hereford Cider Museum, the Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Herefordshire Beacon and Croft Castle.
If you’re moving to Herefordshire with young children, it’s good to know more about the best schools in the area. St Paul’s CofE Primary School, Marlbrook Primary School, Stoke Prior Primary School, Fairfield High School and Wigmore School are all rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while independent schools include Hereford Cathedral School and Lucton School.
For older children thinking about further and higher education, the county is home to Herefordshire and Ludlow College, Hereford College of Arts and Earl Mortimer College.
Getting to Herefordshire
Although Herefordshire only has one small section of motorway, the M50 linking Ross-on-Wye to the M5, there are lots of fast A roads throughout the county along with a good rail system. The journey from Hereford to Leominster takes around 15 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car, while Ross-on-Wye is a 30 minute drive from Hereford.
If you’re travelling to Hereford from Gloucester, the journey takes around one hour by car. The town is just under one hour from Worcester by car or 50 minutes by train, and one hour 30 minutes from Birmingham by road or rail.
When you want to go to London, the drive from Hereford takes three hours 15 minutes depending on traffic, while the train journey via Newport takes around two hours 40 minutes to reach London Paddington.
For journeys abroad, Birmingham Airport is one hour 30 minutes away from Hereford by car.