Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. It borders the English ceremonial counties of Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south east and the Welsh preserved counties of Gwent to the south west and Powys to the west. It is not to be confused with Hertfordshire, a county north of London.
The county town of Herefordshire is the cathedral city of Hereford.
Herefordshire is a very rural county best known for its fruit growing and cider production in particular. When Celia Fiennes visited Herefordshire in 1696 she saw a countryside in which apple and pear trees were growing everywhere "even in their corn fields and hedgerows". Modern agriculture has put pressure on the ancient orchards in the county but many of them still survive today providing a habitat for the rare noble chafer beetle.
Herefordshire's county flower is the Mistletoe.
Locations within Herefordshire:
Ab Lench Abberley Abberton Abbey Dore Aconbury Adforton Allensmore Almeley Alvechurch Ashperton Ashton under Hill Astley Aston Astwood Bank Aymestrey Bacton Badsey Barnt Green Bayton Beckford Belbroughton Bengeworth Bentley Beoley Berrington Besford Bewdley Bidford Birley Birlingham Bishampton Bishops Frome Blakemere Bockleton Bodenham Bosbury Bradley Brampton Bryan Bransford Bredenbury Bredon Bredwardine Brimfield Broad Oak Broadwas Broadway Brockhampton Bromsgrove Bromyard Broom Bullingham Burghill Burrington Bushley Byford Byton Callow Canon Frome Castle Frome Castlemorton Chaddesley Corbett Charlton Childs Wickham Church End Church Honeybourne Church Lench Churchill Claines Cleeve Prior Clent Clifford Clifton upon Teme Clodock Cofton Hackett Collington Colwall Cow Honeybourne Crabbs Cross Credenhill Croft Crossway Green Crow Hill Crowle Defford Dilwyn Dinmore Docklow Doddenham Donnington Dorstone Doverdale Downton Draycott Droitwich Eardisland Eardisley Earls Croome Eastnor Eaton Bishop Eckington Edwin Loach Eldersfield Elmbridge Elmley Lovett Elton Evesbatch Evesham Ewyas Harold Eye Eyton Feckenham Fernhill Heath Fladbury Fownhope Foy Frankley Garway Golden Cross Goodrich Grafton Flyford Great Comberton Great Dodford Great Malvern Great Witley Grimley Hagley Hallow Hampton Bishop Hanbury Hanley Castle Hanley Child Hartlebury Harvington Hatfield Hay Headless Cross Henwick Hereford Hergest Himbleton Hindlip Hinton on the Green Hoarwithy Holberrow Green Holme Lacy Holt Hope under Dinmore Hopwood Humber Huntington Illey Inkberrow Kempsey Kentchurch Kerne Bridge Kidderminster Kilpeck Kimbolton Kings Pyon Kingsland Kingstone Kington Kinnersley Kinsham Kyre Magna Lea Ledbury Legion Cross Leigh Leinthall Earls Leinthall Starkes Leintwardine Leominster Letton Lickey End Lindridge Lingen Linton Little Comberton Little Cowarne Little Dewchurch Little Dodford Little Malvern Little Marcle Little Witley Llangarren Llanrothal Llanveynoe Llanwarne Long Green Longdon Longley Green Longtown Lower Bullingham Lugwardine Luston Lyonshall Madley Madresfield Malvern Link Malvern Wells Mamble Mansel Gamage Marstow Martin Hussingtree Martley Mathon Michaelchurch Escley Middleton on the Hill Moccas Moorhampton Mordiford Moreton on Lugg Much Birch Much Cowarne Much Dewchurch Much Marcle Newnham Norton Canon Ocle Pychard Offenham Ombersley Orleton Overbury Pebworth Pembridge Pencombe Pencoyd Pensax Peopleton Pershore Peterchurch Peterstow Pirton Pontrilas Powick Presteign Preston on Wye Preston Wynne Putley Redditch Ribbesford Risbury Rock Romsley Ross on Wye Rous Lench Rowlstone Rubery Rushock Saint Devereux Saint Margaret Saint Weonards Salford Priors Sarnesfield Sellack Severn Stoke Shelsley Beauchamp Shobdon Shrawley South Littleton Spetchley Stakenbridge Stanford Bishop Stanford on Teme Staunton Staunton on Wye Steens Bridge Stockton Stockton on Teme Stoke Bliss Stoke Edith Stoke Lacy Stoke Prior Stone Stourport Strensham Stretford Suckley Sutton Tardebigge Tedstone Delamere Tenbury Thornbury Throckmorton Thruxton Titley Torton Turnastone Tyberton Ullingswick Upper Arley Upper Sapey Upton Bishop Upton Snodsbury Upton upon Severn Upton Warren Vigo Vowchurch Wacton Wadborough Walford Welland Wellington Weobley Westhide Weston under Penyard Whitbourne Whitchurch Whitney Wick Wigmore Willersley Wilton Winforton Withington Wolverley Woofferton Woolhope Woonton Worcester Yarpole Yatton Yazor