"Hereford ~ Mappa Mundi ~ Closed Sundi" Top 5 Page for this destination Hereford by aaaarrgh

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Trust my luck, I decided to take a day trip to Hereford on a Sunday and found all the attractions closed. Including the churches :-))

OK, I exaggerate a bit. There were plenty of shops open for the Christmas shoppers. Hereford Cathedral was open and well worth the visit, though the impressive tower was covered with scaffolding. But the famous 'chained library' with its Mappa Mundi was shut. As was the Tourist Information Office, Hereford Museum, Art Gallery, the "Old House" and Cider Museum.

So avoid Sundays between October and March ~ Hereford is closed to tourists. Visit on Saturday instead and make sure you drink lots of perry pear cider!!

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  • Pros:Pleasant city with worthwhile attractions...
  • Cons:...many of which are closed on Sunday
  • Last visit to Hereford: Nov 2005
  • Intro Written Nov 27, 2005
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  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2006 at 5:22 PM

    nice write up

  • diocletianvs's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2006 at 11:04 AM

    It seems all cathedrals in England have this "suggested donation" thing. Absolutely voluntarily of course, and absolutely "I feel guilty" if you don't follow.

  • Tom_Fields's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2006 at 10:41 PM

    Glad you have some time for travel. Good luck in architecture school.

  • Dec 4, 2005 at 6:55 AM

    Perry pears come from Hereford?? I never knew that - it's amazing what we learn here - thanks ;-)

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