Hereford Worcester Train
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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 city of Worcester in Worcestershire is a beautiful Cathedral and University City located on the banks of the River Severn, in the heart of England. The city is close to the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds and with easy access from the M5 it is packed with heritage and its vibrant, compact centre combines quintessential English charm with modern convenience. For a slightly different experience whilst in the city why not pay a visit to The Morgan Visitor Centre. Visit the only car maker in the world to have survived for a century under the ownership of its founding family and marvel at the skilled craftsmanship still apparent today. The centre's experienced guides take visitors into all workshops to see the hand making of a Morgan sports car from very start to finish. Alternatively pop along to The Commandery and learn about its long history that is reflected in the range of architectural styles of the building from medieval to Victorian. The Commandery will greet visitors with tales about greed, power, wealth, war, romance, death and industry. Using state of the art audio interpretation, The Commandery's long hidden history comes vividly to life, allowing you to explore 6 chosen periods, enjoying the characters and the atmosphere of the buildings colourful past.