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Holidays in Weobley

Small Herefordshire village in the Marches, close to Leominster

Magpie sculpture

Weobley is a large village in the Herefordshire Marches. It’s characterised by its white and black wooden beamed buildings, some of the finest examples in the area. The village is a few miles from Leominster, one of the largest towns in the region – known as the ‘Town in the Marches’.

The artist Walenty Pytel was commissioned in 2001 to build a sculpture depicting Weobley’s emblem, the magpie. The public work of art was a celebration of winning the Calor Gas/Daily Telegraph competition the ‘Great British Village of the Year’ in 1999. It is also on the Black and White Village Trail.

Weobley is a part of a region called The Marches. Straddling the border of Wales and England, it also covers parts of Herefordshire, Powys and Shropshire. The region has no defined borders itself, but it is characterised by the rich countryside found 15 miles at the widest point each side of the border.

There is a long-distance trail called The Marches Way that passes through the area, between Chester to the north and at Cardiff at the southern end.

St Peter and St Paul church

Travel to Leominster for amenities and entertainment. Also, foodies rejoice. Take a on a tour of the Monkland Cheese Dairy. The half-hour tours include a cheese-tasting at and an insight into the process of making certain products in the range.

Another popular visitor attraction close to Weobley is the 15th century Hampton Court Castle Estate set within 1000 acres of formal gardens and park lands that includes, a walled kitchen garden, and the Magnolia Walk.

"Weobley once voted Great British Village of the Year…"

Other features include a maze of yew-trees, canals, a café inside a former orangery, waterfalls and a conservatory designed by Joseph Paxton. Take a picnic and enjoy the wonderful grounds – the best time of year to see the plants and flowers in bloom is during May and June.

Also take a visit to Berrington Hall, a National Trust managed property, notable for being the location for the last garden ever designed by Capability Brown. Much of this neo-classical stately home (built 1781) is open to the public.

The walk about Berrington Lake and Island is a worthwhile stroll if you’re looking to stretch your legs. For fans of abstract and modern art, there are frequent exhibitions at Berrington Hall too.

We have some lovely holiday cottages in and around Weobley. Why not visit our collection to feel inspired?

While you’re there

Hampton Court Castle Estate

100 acres of park lands and formal gardens are just waiting to be explore.

Berrington Hall

This neo-classical hall and estate is open to the public and offers pleasant walks and frequent art exhibitions.

Monkland Cheese

See how this artisan cheese is made at the dairy, and take some samples home for your friends.

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