There is so much to see and do in this area, from interesting towns, to beautiful half-timbered villages, bountiful gardens to mediaeval castles and Norman cathedrals to Saxon churches ... not to mention picturesque pubs.
CARDING MILL VALLEY
Carding Mill Valley is a great place to begin your exploration of the beautiful Shropshire Hills. Popular with walkers and mountain bikers, you can follow multiple walks & trails and swim in the nearby reservoir. (National Trust - car park & cafe. Busy at weekends.)
The finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. The castle comprises a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse. (English Heritage)
SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY, Bridgnorth
The Severn Valley Railway is a tourist attraction and heritage steam railway operating full-size, mainly steam-hauled passenger trains for 16 miles along the beautiful Severn Valley between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth.
We live in an area of outstanding natural beauty with many miles of footpaths and trails in Herefordshire, the Shropshire Hills and Powys, Wales. The Herefordshire Trail runs behind Upper Buckton B&B and Offa's Dyke path in Wales is just 3 miles away. The Brecon Beacons are a 25 minute drive making Upper Buckton B&B perfect for a Herefordshire or Shropshire walking holiday or hiking in Wales.
Upper Buckton has a heated bootroom to dry boots and jackets and we will gladly wash any muddy clothing so that it is ready for the next day.
Here are some great walks nearby, as featured on the Baron at Bucknell Inn's website:
Walking and hiking
Its easy to explore the quiet lanes when on holiday in Herefordshire.
Upper Buckton B&B is located on the border of Herefordshire with Shropshire and Wales so there are plenty of driving experiences..
We also recommend these two Herefordshire itineraries:
The Cider Circuits
Explore the spiritual home of cider, sampling some along the way.
Black & White Villages Trail
Medieval villages, pretty half-timbered buildings on quiet roads, passing hop yards, orchards & farmland
Cycling and biking
There are many miles of quiet lanes and biking routes across the countryside of Herefordshie, Shropshire and Wales, so whether you are into road cycling or mountain biking, Upper Buckton B&B is a great place to stay.
Upper Buckton B&B offers secure bike storage with wash down facilities and a heated bootroom to dry cycling shoes and jackets. Give us any muddy clothing and we will wash and dry it ready for your next outing..
On the water
Canoeing & Paddle Boarding the River Wye is a must-do activity for an activity holiday in Herefordshire.
The River Wye in its lower reaches at Ross on Wye and Symonds Yat offer plenty of water-based adventure.
If you are looking for paddle boarding, boat trips and canoeing or kayaking holidays in Herefordshire, look no further.
Gardens - three that are nearby
Stockton Bury, Leominster.
Stockton Bury has been in the Treasure family for three generations and much of the garden was pasture until it was transformed it into a highly-acclaimed garden. Now 30 years old the garden is home to mature plantings and offers keen gardeners plenty of inspiration - www.stocktonbury.co.uk
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Leominster
Exuberant Gardens, fantastic follies and a decent Cafe adorn this interseting garden. Featured on Gardener's World, this garden is cleverly planned and offers much to delight -
Hergest Croft, Kington
Set in the heart of the Welsh Marches, this 70 acre garden has stunning views towards the Black Mountains. Created over 120 years, Hergest Croft has a unique collection of over 5,000 rare plants, trees and shrubs as well as more than 90 'Champion' trees. There are flower borders, an old fashioned Kitchen Garden, Azalea Garden, Maple Grove, and Park Wood. There is also a good tearoom - www.hergest.co.uk