The city of Hereford is located in southern central England, not far from Wales. The city has been recognised as a city since time immemorial as it is one of the oldest cities in the Kingdom. Besides its historical significance, it is also the home of the world-famous Hereford cattle breed. A Hereford day out is a relaxing and low-key affair, reflecting the lightly-populated and mostly rural nature of Herefordshire County. If you are planning on seeing the sights of Hereford and its surroundings, then the best place to start is with a Hereford coach hire company so that you can get mobile and able to get to the sites on your itinerary.
Next step is to decide which attraction you want to see first. If you are interested in cider or the cider industry in England than your best bet for an informative and enjoyable tour would be the Cider Museum and King Offa distillery. This is a working distillery and museum all rolled into one. The museum part focuses on the worldwide cider-making industry as well as the history of cider and Perry making. In 1984 Bertram Bulmer received a license to begin making cider in Hereford. This was the first cider making license issued in England in the past 200 years. Today, the distillery and museum is a working exhibit that processes and makes cider brandy, apple aperitif and cider liqueur for sale and distribution. The entire operation is open to the public from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday. There are displays of mills and presses down through the ages as well as pictures and films about the history of cider-making from its earliest times right up to today. Be sure to stop and sample some of the fine collection of ciders from fine English crystal cider glasses.