Ledbury is a busy market town with a wealth of individual shops and twice weekly markets. Its black and white architecture attracts visitors all year round and in July it holds the largest poetry festival in the country.
Close by is the romantic Eastnor Castle with its beautiful grounds and deer park, and events held from Easter until the end of September.
The Three Counties showground at Malvern holds the popular RHS Spring Garden Show in May and the Royal Three Counties Show in June.
Cheltenham, famous for the National Hunt Race week in March and beautiful Regency architecture is only a half hour’s drive away. It also holds a jazz, science, music and world-renowned literature festival.
Both Gloucester and Hereford Cathedrals are well worth visiting; Gloucester is one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and the burial place of royalty, and Hereford Cathedral is home to the Mappa Mundi.