Local attractions


  WITHIN STROLLING DISTANCE
  From the beginning of August through to October the garden has abundant orchard fruits
which visitors are welcome to pick and enjoy during their stay.
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  The stretch of the River Wye which runs past Putson Manor has excellent coarse fishing.
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  WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
  The River Path leads from Putson Manor, along the River Wye and across the Bishop's
Meadows to the Victoria Bridge.
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  Hereford Cathedral has been a house of worship for over 1200 years, but it also houses
the famous Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.
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Hereford has a full range of high street names for shopping as well as a
wonderful collection of smaller specialist outlets.
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  WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE
 

There are plenty of stately homes, castles and gardens in the area including several
National Trust properties.
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  The Wye Valley is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Forty-four miles
of the River Wye pass through spectacular scenery with limestone gorges and dense
woodland.
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  Symonds Yat is a village which straddles the River Wye. Symonds Yat Rock towers
five hundred feet above the river giving spectacular views down the limestone
gorge.
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The Malvern Hills are a beautiful eight-mile long range of mountains in miniature
twenty miles away from Hereford. They offer walking at many levels with
beautiful views across the plains below.
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  For the more adventurous climber and walker, the Black Mountains in the Brecon
Beacons National Park and Offa's Dyke long-distance footpath are within one
hour's drive of Putson.
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  SEASONAL ATTRACTIONS
 

Every summer Hay-on-Wye hosts the Guardian Hay Festival of Literature over the half-term
spring bank holiday. During the rest of the year, the pretty town of Hay offers plenty of
interest not only to book lovers (there are thirty major bookshops in the town) but also
food, music and beer festivals.
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  Cheltenham is under an hour's drive from Hereford, and every March the Blue Riband of
jump racing takes place, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. It is the most prestigious of all
National Hunt events and the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain.
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The Three Choirs Festival is one of the world's oldest classical choral music festivals
and is held each August, rotating annually between Hereford, Worcester and Tewkesbury. Hereford was host in 2009, and Gloucester, just forty minutes away from Hereford, hosts
the 2010 Three Choirs 7-15 August.
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  Every September and May the RHS comes to Malvern, less than an hour's drive away from Hereford. The Malvern Spring Gardening Show is on from 6-9 May 2010 celebrating 25 years with stunning show gardens and the fabulous floral marquee.
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  LOCAL INTEREST
  The composer Edward Elgar moved to Hereford in 1904 and lived in Plas Gwyn in the east of
the city during his most creative period. He had achieved true public recognition (he
travelled to London a few days after his move to Hereford to receive his knighthood) but
here he could enjoy country pursuits such as salmon fishing, and cycling.
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