Things to do & see in the area

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How to Find Us

By Car: Entering Kington from roundabout where A44 and A4111 connect, pass garage on left, cross bridge and Tanyard Lane is the small track on the right between the bridge and the first house on Bridge Street.  Our sign hangs at the entrance to the lane and we are at the very end of the lane.

OR: Entering Kington from roundabout where A44 and B4355 connect, Victoria Road becomes Duke Street.  At junction turn left into Bridge Street passing the library, post office and shops.  Just after the bus shelter is Tanyard Lane on the left immediately before the bridge.
Walkers from Offa's Dyke Path: leave the path at the War Memorial and follow Church Street down the hill into town, following the road to the left into the High Street. At HSBC bank and the Library turn right into Bridge Street. Continue down Bridge Street until you reach the bridge, and Tanyard Lane is a small track on the left immediately before the bridge. Our sign hangs at the entrance to the lane, and we are at the very end of the lane before the footpath (approx. 100 yds.)

Kington is an historic town 30 minutes drive northwest of Hereford and 2 miles from the Welsh border, making it an ideal location to explore the beautifully unspoilt countryside of the area.

Outdoor Activities

  1. Kington is a centre for walkers as Offa’s Dyke Path (177 mile national trail) runs through Kington (click here for their website).  The shorter 30 mile Mortimer Trail starts in Kington and ends in Ludlow. Kington has a Walking Festival in September (click here for their website). There are numerous shorter walks through beautiful countryside and the Tourist Information Centre has suggested routes (click here for Kington Tourism).

  2. Mountain-bikers will find Kington a prime destination (click here for the RoughRides website) and if travelling into Wales (click here for the MbWales website).  For less strenuous cycling, there are small lanes with little traffic and unspoilt countryside - the Tourist Information Centre also has routes for these.

  3. The river Arrow and nearby river Lugg (part of the river Wye catchment) offer opportunities to fish for genuinely wild brown trout (season 3rd March - 30th September) and grayling (season 1st. October - 31st. January).  Also the main river Wye is not too far away and, in addition to salmon and trout, is a top destination for coarse anglers - mainly barbel, chub and pike (season 16th June - 14th March).  Click here for the Wye & Usk Foundation website for all information and day tickets.


Also in Kington

  1. The nationally famous Hergest Croft Gardens (open weekends in March then daily until end October) extends over 70 acres with more than 5,000 rare trees and shrubs and has four distinct gardens: The Azalea Garden, the Maple Grove, the Kitchen Garden and Park Wood. Click here for their website.

  2. Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre (open every day except Christmas Day): for a description of their wide range of animals and birds, click to visit their website here.

  3. Kington Golf Club is the highest in England with superb views over the Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke. Visiting players are welcome.  Click here to visit their website for details.

  4. Kington Museum (open Tuesday - Saturday, April - September) is an award-winning local history museum. Click here for their website.


Nearby

  1. The black and white Tudor villages of Pembridge, Eardisley, Dilwyn, Eardisland, Weobley and many more.

  2. The city of Hereford with its cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi.

  3. The Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and the Golden Valley.

  4. Hay-on-Wye with over 30 bookshops plus galleries, antique & gift shops and its annual book festival.

  5. The Elan Valley with its beautiful reservoirs and majestic dams, with Red Kite feeding in nearby Rhayader.


Public Transport

There are train stations at Hereford and Leominster. An hourly bus service links Hereford to Kington (www.sargeantsbros.com). There is also a taxi rank outside Hereford Station (about £40 to Kington).


For more information, click below

Kington Tourism                                        Visit Herefordshire