Pet-friendly holiday cottages in Herefordshire
The River Wye runs through the heart of this stunning historical county
Featuring two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the picturesque River Wye, and glorious castle ruins, Herefordshire is packed with exquisite views and glorious walks. Situated on the banks of the river, the county capital of Hereford has striking Tudor architecture and the eye-catching centrepiece of the cathedral, making for a picture-perfect holiday location. Herefordshire is also right by the Welsh border, meaning you can easily fit in a visit to Wales during your holiday.
The emerald hills of Herefordshire suit long walks with your canine companion down to the ground, and mean that amazing views from your holiday cottage are guaranteed. On the east side of the county, the Malvern Hills have stunning awe-inspiring tracks along the ridgeway, with each changing season bringing with it a dramatic change in striking landscape. Amongst other sports and activities, dog walking is prevalent on the hills, so your hound is likely to come across some new furry friends on your travels.
At the southern end of the county, the Wye Valley encapsulates what it means to be closer to nature; the limestone gorge and heavily-wooded areas are starkly contrasted by quaint villages and rolling emerald pastures, with the River Wye flowing through its heart, creating an intriguing and fascinating area to walk and explore. For those feeling particularly adventurous, or simply wanting to tire out an excitable pup, the Ross-on-Wye to Hereford trail lasts for around 17 miles, taking in much of the northern end of the Wye Valley before ending in the cathedral city of Hereford.
The city’s focal point is certainly a remarkable one, as Hereford Cathedral takes centre spot close to the shopping district and banks of the river. Its history is well worth looking in to, and the architecture worthy of admiration, much like that of the other buildings nearby. Whilst many of the buildings date back hundreds of years, there is modernisation intertwined; alongside the shopping facilities and eateries, Hereford combines the old and the new to make for a fascinating leisurely day out.
Take a look at our dog-friendly holiday cottages in Herefordshire to discover your next pawfect holiday.