The Old Butcher shop is located in North Herefordshire with Shropshire and Wales close by all offering beautiful countryside and great outdoor experiences. For the keen walkers and cyclists there is an array of walks and trails close by through Mortimer Country and then Hay Bluff, Hergest Ridge, Brecon Beacons plus many more, are all within an hours drive.
For the lovers of their food, Herefordshire and Shropshire will not disappoint. High quality local produce is what foodies enthuse about with lots of excellent restaurants close by known for their quality of food and drink. Ludlow being particularly popular for this just 12 miles away. Every September thousands of food lovers from all over the UK visit the town for its Food and Drink Festival with the ale trail and sausage trail being particular favourites.
With lots of art, history, literature and poetry to absorb in this area, those culturally captivated can spend time enjoying wandering around museums, historic building and art galleries. The famous black and white trail boasting some of the prettiest villages in England can be started just 5 minutes away and you can also visit many National Trust properties close by including Croft Castle, Berrington Hall and Brockhampton Estate. Also just an hours drive away is the World Heritage site Ironbridge Gorge.
Meander around the market towns of Leominster, Ludlow, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Hay-on-Wye visiting boutique shops, deli’s, farmers markets and tea rooms. With all this and more, there is something for everyone.
The city of Hereford has all the benefits and beauty of a market town with the vibrant shopping and culture of a larger city.
It boasts narrow streets of independent stores along with all the high street favourites.
The town abounds with artisan bakers, butchers deli's and cheese makers, so you won’t go hungry!
Evenings can be spent in one of Hereford’s black and white pubs or enjoying a show at the Courtyard theatre.
Known for its medieval black and white buildings and antique shops, Leominster is a great place to spend a day or two.
Those interested in history might like to visit Leominster Priory, Grange Court and the Leominster museum.
Gardeners will love Berrington Hall which features the last landscape garden designed by Capability Brown.
Families should try Grove Golf and Bowl with two nine hole golfing loops, ten-pin bowling and a floodlit driving range.
Ludlow is a medieval market town built around a stunning castle and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
In addition to the castle, you can spend time walking around the historic buildings and boutique shops and cafes.
Ludlow is renowned for food and drink with quality food producers, deli's and restaurants. Each September the town hosts the Ludlow Food Festival, attracting foodies from all over the UK.