On Our Doorstep
On Our Doorstep
Perhaps you are stopping by for just a night and want to make the most of your limited free time in the charming City of Hereford? Or maybe, you simply wish to keep close by during your stay? Whatever the reason, there is a multitude of experiences waiting for you on our doorstep.
Hereford is a fascinating city with much to explore. There are some great things to do within walking distance of the Hotel.
The Green Dragon makes a convenient and comfortable base for your city excursion, or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the world go by in one of our bars.
An Inspiring Cathedral
As countless generations before, step inside and it is impossible not to feel impressed and uplifted by the scale and architecture of this iconic building.
Hereford Cathedral is built on a place of worship used since Saxon times. It contains some of the finest examples of art and architecture from Norman times to the present day, including the famous Mappa Mundi, the medieval Chained Library and the Hereford Magna Carta.
Hereford’s elegantly restored Cathedral Close sits at the heart of our historic city and diocese, with new social spaces, artworks, and interpretation for you to enjoy.
The cathedral is open daily to visitors from 9.15 am until Evensong, which you are warmly invited to attend.
Hereford’s Independent Quarter
There’s something for everyone in Hereford’s historic Church Street. Whether you’re looking for afternoon tea or antiques, or you just want to experience the atmospheric hustle-and-bustle you’ll find it here. In an age of bland, retail conformity, it’s comforting to know that taste, craftsmanship, attention to detail and personal service still exist. Church Street connects the centre of Hereford with its cathedral and has a history going back hundreds of years. This unique part of the city now showcases a collection of small, independent, shops and cafés, catering for visitors and locals alike.
Hereford Cathedral Town Walk
Light and Easy, Scenic and Pleasant
This walk leaves from the Hereford Cathedral and will take about 35 minutes. It is family-friendly and on even ground perfect if you have a pushchair. Ask at reception and our friendly reception staff will be happy to draw a route onto your map for you.
Firstly, set off across the road to Hereford Cathedral, just a 1 min walk from the front door. You will leave the Hereford Cathedral and pass across Bishops Meadow and walk along the River Wye. Most of the way the Hereford Cathedral will dominate the skyline. There are also many interesting shops en route. The beautiful trees along the water’s edge all add to the scenic pleasure of this pleasant walk. This is an altogether light and easy walk with beautiful river crossings and gives you an overall feel for this beautiful town.
The Black and White House Museum
400 Years of History Within Walking Distance of The Green Dragon Hotel
The Black And White House Museum is a remarkably well-preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building. It is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city. The Black And White House Museum is a startling sight, standing as the sole reminder of times-gone-by in the middle of a modern shopping precinct.
Built-in 1621, The Black And White House Museum has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher’s home and shop and finishing its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s. Since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.
Hereford Guided Walks
Let the Hereford Guild of Guides take you around the historic city of Hereford
Hereford is a historic Cathedral City with a fascinating past and a busy present. Its modern origins lie in the 7th century and its strategic site on the Wye, in the much-disputed borderland between England and Wales, made it as important to the Saxons as to the Normans and their successors.
The City played a leading part in the events before and after the Norman Conquest, through the turbulent Middle Ages and during the Civil War. It developed as a quiet market town and Cathedral City. Today it is vigorous and thriving, a home for 60,000 people and a focal point of a rich farming area.