Hereford is a safe and welcoming city, rich in history and beautiful countryside but still only a one-and a-half hour drive away from Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol.
High Town is the hub of Hereford city centre and provides a central open space for a variety of events and street entertainment throughout the year. The range of shops, from well-known high street names through to independent retailers, offer something for everyone.
Much of the City is pedestrianised making it a safe and relaxing shopping environment.
Shopmobility is a free service, located in the underground car park below the Maylord Orchards shopping centre, which enables people who have limited mobility to use and enjoy the full range of shopping facilities.
Dominating the City is the 11th century Cathedral housing the world-famous Mappa Mundi and renowned Chained Library. Both are on display inside the Cathedral.
If you enjoy eating out, Hereford offers all the usual fast-food establishments, as well as numerous restaurants and takeaways including Italian, Chinese, Indian and Thai.
Hereford also caters for most sports and recreational activities. The City benefits from a cinema, bowling alley, theatre, leisure centre, swimming pools, other indoor and outdoor sporting activities, plus its own football club, racecourse and a choice of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding countryside.
Full details of leisure and recreational activities are available from the Hereford Tourist Information Centre at 1 King Street, Hereford or by calling 01432 268430
HCT offers a range of short and recreational programmes ranging from introductory courses in plumbing, carpentry and plastering to garden design, digital imaging and nail art. Pick up a part-time course guide from around the College or, alternatively, call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986.