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The cathedral city of Hereford is the county town of Herefordshire, England. The city lies on the River Wye and is roughly 15 miles from the border with Wales and 25 miles to the south west of Worcester. The city has its origins in Anglo-Saxon times where and army or group of soldiers "here" used the place to cross the river "ford". In Welsh, Hereford, means "old road" and refers to the Roman road and settlement at nearby Stretton Sugwas.
Today, Hereford is known as a trading centre for the areas rural areas around the city. This trade centres around the city's cattle market. The city is known for a number of products including cider, beer, leather goods, poultry, chemicals and cattle, including the famous Hereford breed.
Visitors to Hereford can take in the splendour of The Old House which is an historic black and white house in the centre of High Town which is a museum about life in the Jacobean era of the 1600's when the house was built. The Hereford Museum and Art gallery which is located in a Victorian Gothic building contains many artifacts, fine art and decorative art associated with the city and surrounding area.
The industrial northern city of Sheffield in located in South Yorkshire and lies on the River Sheaf. The city has many attractions including the Sheffield Walk of Fame in the city centre. This honours many famous residents of Sheffield past and present. Sheffield's two large theatres are the Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre. These two theatres along with the smaller Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex in the United Kingdom outside of London. The Crucible Theatre is perhaps best known for hosting the World Snooker Championships since 1977. The Lyceum Theatre hosts many touring West End productions and operas by Opera North along with shown put on by local companies.
The city also has a number of museums which include the Weston Park Museum, the Millennium Galleries, Graves Art Gallery, the Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet which is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the Shepherd Wheel which is a Grade II listed building and also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Major railway routes through Sheffield railway station include the Midland Main Line, which links the city to London via the East Midlands, the Cross Country Route which links the East of Scotland and Northeast of England with the West Midlands and the Southwest, and the lines linking Liverpool and Manchester with Hull and East Anglia.