Until the late Middle Ages, Herefordshire was a popular battleground for the Welsh and English Kings. The result is that the landscape is filled with some 130 castles and countless fortifications. Two particular castles, Hereford Castle and Eastnor Castle are very well preserved and worth adding to your itinerary. One of the best things you can do when you are staying in a Herefordshire hotel is to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of this county. Get some exercise on the walking trails that amble over the hills and through the valleys.
The easiest way to plan your journey to your Herefordshire hotel is to focus on getting to the city of Hereford. The region is largely rural and the public transport options are fairly limited. There are two main rail lines you can use from Manchester, or from London, both stopping in Hereford. The nearest airport with international connections is Bristol Airport. Your best bet for transport in Herefordshire is to use a private or rental car.