Driving Lessons Hereford
Built on the banks of the River Wye, Hereford is a cathedral city in the county of Herefordshire. Hereford lies very close to the Welsh border and has a long tradition as a border trade town. Hereford Cathedral was established in 1079 and although not generally noted as one of the best examples of cathedral architecture to be found in the UK, visitors will none the less find it a fascinating place to see. Housed within Hereford Cathedral is the Mappa Mundi. This is an ancient map of the world, drawn onto a sheet of velum almost 2 feet square. It is believed to have been drawn around AS 1290 and visitors are able to view the original map inside the cathedral.
The only other historical site of note within Hereford is the Old House, this is a Jacobean style abode, complete with timber frame, which has been restored by Herefordshire Council and furnished with authentic decor. Every three years Hereford hosts the Three Choirs Festival, which is now deemed to be one of the longest running music festivals in Western Europe. The Gloucester Courtyard Centre for the Arts is a more traditional cultural establishment with a full diary of excellent theatre and music throughout the year.
Road travel to Gloucester is possible; although no major trunk roads exist, making this a fairly slow form of transport. Rail is by far the easiest form of transport to use when travelling to Gloucester. There are two main rail links, one traversing north and south from Manchester into Wales and the second from Hereford eastward to London.