18th April 2018
Off to Pandy Caravan and Motorhome Club Site for our time off this week. We need to get the car into the garage for its first year health check…
After picking up a courtesy car we drove into Hereford having never been there before. Wonderful hot sunny days were predicted for the week, yay….
At the cathedral they hosting Weeping Window of Poppies. A cascade of thousands of individual ceramic poppies falling down from a high window at Hereford Cathedral as part of the final year of 2014-2018 UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies which started at the Tower of London in 2014 by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.
The cathedral’s most famous treasure is Mappa Mundi, a mediaeval map of the world dating from the 13th century. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to see it this time but intend to go back again.
Inside the cathedral was just as interesting as the exterior. We loved the stained glass window dedicated to the Special Air Services (SAS) and read with interest that they are stationed in Hereford.
The Old House is a black and white half-timbered house built in 1621, that is now a museum. The sculpture depicts a Hereford Bull.
What a joy to wake up and wonder what to do today, and that’s precisely how we found ourselves the next morning, a whole day and all to ourselves.
So we went to Brockhampton Estate which is owned by the National Trust.
At the heart of the estate lies a little moated manor house from which the land was governed until the Barneby family moved to a new Georgian mansion on the hill above. The manor became a humble farmhouse for two hundred and fifty years, but has now been restored and is the most delightful place to visit.
A beautiful day, so I’ll let the photos do the talking…
We ate our lunch surrounded by daffodils gently swaying in the breeze overlooking the moat.
A delightful couple of days spent in Herefordshire, well worth going … we’ll be back again soon.