Other Attractions of Herefordshire

(Herefordscir)
Organisation colours:      NT      EH      HHA      Council, or privately owned     
  • Arthur's Stone - (EH)

    Arthur's Stone, Herefordshire, West Midlands

    Historic Interest

    ll overlooking both the Golden Valley, Herefordshire and the Wye Valley, Herefordshire.

    The tomb is topped by a large capstone, estimated to weigh more than 25 tonnes. The capstone rests on nine uprights and there is a curved, 4.6 metre long entrance passageway.

    To the north, there was once a cup-marked stone called the Quoit Stone. This can no longer be clearly seen, and now a stone to the south of the monument has become known as the Quoit Stone.#more

    The stones would originally have been buried within a mound, aligned north-south and of approximately 25 metres in length with an east-facing entrance and a south-facing false portal. The mound is now, however, almost completely eroded and the capstone is broken with a large section fallen from its underside.

    The site is defined and protected by a wooden fence.

    The site is seen as a northerly outlier of the well known Severn-Cotswold tomb Group of chambered tombs and one of five Neolithic tombs in the local area.

    It is located between the villages of Dorstone and Bredwardine, and more generally between Hereford to the east and Hay-on-Wye to the wes

    West Midlands - Herefordshire, br Bredwardine

    Arthur's Stone, Herefordshire is a Neolithic chambered tomb, or Dolmen, dating from 3,700 BC – 2,700 BC and is situated on the ridge line of a hill overlooking both the Golden Valley, Herefordshire and the Wye Valley, Herefordshire.

    The tomb is topped by a large capstone, estimated to weigh more than 25 tonnes. The capstone rests on nine uprights and there is a curved, 4.6 metre long entrance passageway.

    To the north, there was once a cup-marked stone called the Quoit Stone. This can no longer be clearly seen, and now a stone to the south of the monument has become known as the Quoit Stone. .. more


     


  • Hergest Croft Gardens - (HHA)

    Hergest Croft Gardens, Herefordshire, West Midlands

    Garden

    Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington, Herefordshire, England.

    West Midlands - Herefordshire, Kington

    Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington, Herefordshire, England.

    100-year old gardens on the Welsh Marches looking to the Black Mountains. Created by three generations of the Banks family, 50 acres contain 4,000 rare shrubs and trees, including azaleas, birch and maples: woodland garden with outstanding collection of Himalayan species and borders reflecting the design ideas of William Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll.


     


  • May Hill - (NT)

    May Hill, Herefordshire, West Midlands

    Common

    May Hill is a hill between Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye.

    West Midlands - Herefordshire, near Huntley

    May Hill is a hill between Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye. Its summit is on the western edge of Gloucestershire, though its northern slopes are in Herefordshire.

    May Hill forms part of a low range of hills separating the River Severn from the River Wye. The summit is 296 metres (971 ft) above sea level, and located there among the trees are several benches from which one may study the views, which are extensive in all directions. They include views to the Welsh borders, and the lower reaches of the River Severn, bypassed for shipping by the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

    May Hill Common covers 30 hectares of common land acquired by the National Trust in 1988.