Canoes, castles, country walks, cider, Hay and Hereford cattle – this beautiful county on the Welsh/English border may be small but it packs a lot in!

It’s no wonder retirement properties in Herefordshire are so popular. This small West Midlands county boasts two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Wye Valley, ideal for canoeing and tranquil riverside strolls and the Malvern Hills with their stunning views and rural rambles. It also produces over half of the UK’s cider and has hundreds of acres of fragrant apple and pear orchards. And it is the base for a world famous literary festival in Hay-on-Wye. Could Herefordshire be the perfect choice for your retirement property?

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Things to do in Herefordshire

As well as endless retirement adventures exploring the beautiful countryside, there are plenty of cultural experiences to be enjoyed in the historic towns, cities and villages dotted around the green spaces of Herefordshire. Hereford has an impressive ancient cathedral which offers unique medieval attractions including a Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library and, for something completely different, be sure to visit Hereford’s Museum of Cider.

The pretty market town of Ross on Wye offers vintage shopping and cosy cafes aplenty. Lovely Leominster is famed for its antiques and Ledbury for its impressive medieval architecture.  

There are also notable National Trust properties in Herefordshire, like Croft Castle and The Weir Garden, as well as many other historic attractions including the romantic Eastnor Castle and the world famous Tintern Abbey.

Retirement living in Herefordshire. Frequently asked questions