Where to go in your Orchard Classic Car

Nearby places to visit

Ledbury Market House

Ledbury Market House

Ledbury.  Our local town has a wide attractive High Street featuring the 17th Century Market House with its traditional oak frame and ‘black and white’ look.  Stroll up the cobbles of Church Lane to visit the museum, the Prince of Wales pub, and the church. Ledbury hosts many events. Our annual Poetry Festival in July, attracts many well-known faces including the new Poet Laureate Simon Armitage who will be here this year, along with Roger McGough who presents BBC Radio 4’s programme Poetry Please.

Ross-on-Wye.  Attractively situated by the River Wye.  Stroll alongs its banks or drive up to St Mary’s Church where, from The Prospect Viewpoint, you can see from The Malvern Hills to The Black Mountains and everything in between. The Forest for Dean stretches to the south. The town centre has some unusual shops and also features a 17th Century Market House.

Alfa below Malvern Hills

Alfa below Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills.  The renowned composer Sir Edward Elgar lived here and and it was the Malvern Hills that inspired many of his well-known compositions. Straddling the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border the hills overlook the old Spa town of Great malvern and are a perpetually popular destination for their outstanding natural beauty and views.

Approaching Hay Bluff

Approaching Hay Bluff

Hay-on-Wye and the Black Mountains We can recommend several scenic driving routes out to Hay.

Sitting right on the Welsh border and world-famous as the little town of books, Hay is always a delight to visit with many eclectic shops and places to eat.

The MG in Dilwyn

The MG in Dilwyn

The Black and White villages of Herefordshire 

From wonderful Weobly to delightful Dilwyn, enjoy the old-fashioned charm of this delightfully picturesque tour around hidden Herefordshire.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch in Eardisland and afternoon tea in Pembridge or Kington on the Welsh border.

Black and White Trail website.

Leominster, Bromyard and Ludlow are nearby characterful Market Towns

Countryside

Our beautiful home county of Herefordshire is blessed with many quieter roads to explore from which you can appreciate its gorgeous scenery and orchard filled landscape. Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and the Weir Garden are National Trust destinations that we know well and can recommend for a rejuvenating pit-stop. Bordering Herefordshire, you can soon be in Wales, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

Cities

We are based inside the triangle formed by these three Cathedral Cities. Splendid as they all are, we think you would be better advised to visit them on another day, as their traffic can be intense and may detract from the enjoyment of your time driving our cars.

Hereford. with its magnificent cathedral featuring the Mappa Mundi exhibition.  There are also old and new shopping streets, riverside walks and a range of places to eat.

Worcester sits on the River Severn and features the Royal Worcester China museum among its many attractions.

Gloucester, also on the River Severn has a notable cathedral but, if you are interested in transport, the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks is well worth a visit.