There is plenty of variety in and around Bromyard – besides the quirky, independent shops, visit Galleries, Studios, a Museum, the Local History Centre, spectacular Gardens - walk on The Downs or around the National Trust’s Lower Brockhampton Estate…
THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET:
The Public Hall
Run by the WI, the market is open from 8am – 12 noon every Thursday. Plants, Foods, Crafts, Preserves and more – teas and coffees served.
THE TIME MACHINE:
12 The Square
Tel 01885 488329
A quirky little Science Fiction museum, filled to the brim with all kinds of props and costumes from famous TV shows of that genre, including Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Star Trek and Star Wars. www.timemachineuk.com
HERITAGE CENTRE GALLERY AND ART STUDIOS:
2 Rowberry Street
Besides Alfred Mann’s artworks, there are plenty of gifts, cards and souvenirs for sale. Maybe take home a Bromyard mug?! www.theheritagecentre.org.uk
16 Market Square
Tel: 07792 635105
Artist Jane Tudge’s work is featured in national and international private collections and the Women's Library. View arts and crafts by other independent artists displayed at her Studio as well. https://www.facebook.com/janemtudgeartist
THE HISTORY CENTRE:
5 Sherford St
Tel 01885 488755
The Headquarters of the Bromyard and District Local History Society has an exhibition area, local publications for sale and an impressive archive of historic photographs. Its well-trained volunteers will endeavour to find answers to your genealogical questions!
2 Forbury Chase
Tel: 01885 788 064 M: 07817588981
Housed in a former Congregational chapel, the Gallery offers interesting exhibitions, unusual events and relaxing and comfortable B&B. http://thechapelbromyard.com/index.html
MOORS MEADOW GARDENS:
Tel: 01885 410318, Mobile: 07812 041179
Inspirational 7-acre organic hillside garden brimming with unusual plants, myriad wildlife, intriguing features and sculptures plus resident blacksmith.
Please get in touch to book your visit: http://www.moorsmeadow.co.uk
RALPH COURT GARDENS:
Phone: 01885 483225
Enjoy our 12 amazing gardens. Set in the grounds of a gothic rectory, you can be transported around the world from Italy to Africa…www.ralphcourtgardens.co.uk
Association Secretary : Tel: 01885 488223
The Downs offer something to walkers, nature lovers, families and joggers alike, with each season bringing a different atmosphere. Its attraction lies in its diversity of habitats - from autumn colours in Warren wood, a thrilling dawn chorus from the scrubby areas in spring to the stunning orchid displays in the summer. http://www.bromyarddowns.co.uk/visit/
THE ROYAL OAK, BROMYARD DOWNS:
Tel: 01885 482 585
Why not book a lunch for your walking group as you explore the Downs? http://www.royaloakbromyard.com/walks
LOWER BROCKHAMPTON ESTATE:
A moated medieval manor house, orchards and gardens, set in 1700 acres of woodlands and walks in the rolling Herefordshire countryside, with many events and activities!
Between Bromyard and Burley Gate
Why not take a trip to the village of Stoke Lacy to see its church with the Herefordshire wooden shingles roof or find out about the connection with Bromyard and Morgan cars https://www.stokelacyheritage.
FROME VALLEY VINEYARD:
Wine has been produced in Herefordshire since medieval times; Frome Valley Vineyard at Paunton Court are very happy to maintain this tradition, producing a range of white wines to suit all tastes from dry to medium sweet. Taste their wines and tour the four acres of vineyard.
DOCKLOW POOLS FISHING HOLIDAYS:
Family-run Docklow Pools fishing holidays offer a quiet well-stocked fishery set in the tranquillity of 110 acres of countryside, with a wide range of self-catering accommodation in comfortable lodges