The picturesque surrounding County also offers a multitude of attractions, activities and sites, such as the Cider Museum, the renowned book town of Hay-on-Wye, Golfing and Fishing to name but a few.
The town lies on the east bank of the River Wye and is within the Brecon Beacons National Park, just north of the Black Mountains. The town is situated just within the Welsh side of the border with Herefordshire, England, which is defined by the Dulas Brook at this stretch. Hay-on-Wye is a destination for bibliophiles in the United Kingdom, with over thirty bookshops, many selling specialist and second-hand books. The Hay Festival runs from late May to early June each year.
Cider Museum and King Offa Distillery
Visit Hereford’s famous Cider Museum and learn about the history of cider making – how the apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider. Set in a former cider making factory, visitors can explore original cider champagne cellars and view cidermaking equipment, a cooper’s workshop and a vat house. Listen to oral history recordings and view 19th century watercolours of cider apples and perry pears and appreciate the delicately engraved collection of English lead crystal cider glasses dating from the 18th century onwards.
Symonds Yat and Symonds Yat Rock
Symonds Yat is an English village within the Forest of Dean and a popular tourist destination, straddling the River Wye on the county border of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire in England. The name is said to come from Robert Symonds, a 17th century sheriff of Herefordshire, plus “yat” as an old word for a gate or pass. Symonds Yat West is on the Herefordshire side of the river and Symonds Yat East is on the Gloucestershire side. The only connection between the two banks is by two ancient hand (“pull”) cable ferries by which, for a small fee, the ferryman pulls people across the river using an overhead rope. The only connection by road is upstream over Huntsham bridge; this is a five mile trip.
Symonds Yat Rock is a scenic viewpoint towering 120 metres (394 feet) above the river on the Gloucestershire side. From this viewpoint, between April and August, peregrine falcons can be seen nesting on the cliff side. Other birds of prey including Goshawks and Buzzards can also be seen. Volunteers from the RSPB help visitors to use telescopes provided in a joint project with Forest Enterprise, owners of the site. Yat Rock is a popular location for climbers.
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Check in Check out
Check in is available from 1.00pm, although if you would like an earlier check-in, please let us know as that may be possible on the day you arrive.
Last check in is at 10.30pm.
Check out is by 11am on the day you leave us.