Things to do in picturesque North Herefordshire and the Marches
North Herefordshire and the Marches is a beautiful secret for you to discover
Arrow Bank Country Holiday Park is on the edge of the picture postcard village of Eardisland. Located in relaxing surroundings of the rolling Marches Welsh border countryside of North Herefordshire.
Surrounded by sleepy, historic villages amidst a calming countryside with country walking and cycling galore, superb golf courses, fishing lakes and rivers, National Trust properties, traditional market towns and castles, breath-taking scenery, history galore... and that's before we even get to the huge selection of superb 'farm-fresh' local produce.
The Black and White Village Trail
See remarkable buildings in picture postcard villages
Spend some time taking a step back in time and remember how lovely it can be living a simpler life.
As the park is right on the edge of Eardisland, the Black and White villages of North Herefordshire is the place to start, and they are delightful. With pretty villages full of character the tour makes for a lovely day with cosy pubs and tea rooms, art galleries and village shops, as well as castle ruins, country churches, open gardens and historic houses along the way. Pick up a leaflet from the park reception and enjoy a day in your holiday with us.
Places to see in the Welsh borders and North Herefordshire
North Herefordshire and the surrounding Marches countryside has so many 'must see' places
There are many places of architectural and historical interest, scenic viewpoints, local crafts and trades still used today, and seemingly something new and interesting at every turn. Here are just a few...
Hampton Court Castle: Explore a magnificent medieval Castle, surrounded by vast lawns, a stunning woodland backdrop and enchanting gardens.
Hampton Court Castle started its journey in the early 15th Century and the estate has an interesting and varied history. The gardens and Castle are open to the public from Spring to Autumn, and the Castle hosts celebrations and spectacular weddings throughout the year.
Croft Castle Parkland & Gardens: For a mellow day, spend it walking the gardens and parkland of Croft Castle. The landscape is varied with dynamic valleys, wooded walks and restful places filled with history and interest. A picnic beckons on a sunny day and a pleasant stroll to the ancient fort at Croft Ambrey and the regenerated tourist trail of Fishpool Valley. There is a great cafe there too, dog friendly and with a log burner for the chilly days.
Cider Trails: Herefordshire is cider country so a springtime visit will be accompanied by clouds of apple blossom whilst autumn brings the harvest - inbetween times it's always a perfect day out to visit our cider makers and watch cider being made. Pick up a Cider Trail leaflet from the park reception.
Whether it is pony trekking or kart racing, paint balling or food tasting, brewery tours or historic towns & villages Herefordshire has all this and more just waiting for you to discover.
Golf courses in Herefordshire and Welsh borders
There are some fantastic golf courses close by, both in Herefordshire and over the border into Wales
Within 20 minutes drive:
Kington - The links-like course at Kington, the highest 18 hole course in the country. With no sand, no trees and no water it's easy to think this is a push-over. No matter how you play, the greens are exceptional, the views are stunning and there is no other place quite like it.
The Grove, Leominster - If you enjoy a round of golf then we have two challenging nine hole courses (Deer Run and Badgers), professionally landscaped with outstanding stone and water features. Combined with top class playing surfaces, rolling woodland with panoramic views and you can see why we offer an excellent challenge to you whatever your golfing standard.
Leominster - a beautiful course and a hilly challenge with eighteen very different holes, each designed to test your skills to the limit.
Other golf courses in Herefordshire and Worcestershire that deserve a mention:
Pearl Lake - a challenging 9 hole course at our sister park just 10 minutes from Arrow Bank. A course to test your short game and your straight hitting.
Burghill maybe a course for the big-hitter, but we all know that's no good if it's not straight. Everything to test you is here - unsighted tee shots, water, positional play is key, and demoralising long second shots that still fall short of the green!
The Raven's Causeway at Herefordshire is a visual treat. Spectacular, challenging and physically demanding - a gem of a course.
Sapey Golf Club is always an absolute treat to play. With quick greens, devious water features pesky woodland and long, long par fives this is a course you will remember.
Plenty more nearby with Ludlow, Cleobury, Rolls of Monmouth, Knighton... Honestly, if golf is your game then staying at Arrow Bank Country Holiday Park puts you in the heart of some fine courses.
Fishing in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys
5 star caravan site with river fishing
Arrow Bank has the enormous benefit of the charming River Arrow meandering along the southern edge of the park. A fantastic wildlife have and a relaxing spot for some fishing during your holiday.
There are a number of species to fish, Trout and Grayling are plentiful, Chub, some Dace, and a few small Pike.
The River Lugg offers some lovely intimate scenery in the upper reaches while farther afield there is the spectacular River Wye and River Teme, fisheries at Froggatts (Ludlow), Llandrindod lake (Llandrindod wells) and Red Lion Piscators (Shobdon) all offering a great experience to add to your holiday.
Rambling and walking in Herefordshire and the Welsh border
Herefordshire and The Marches really does have it all - country strolls through river valleys, lazy woodland walks or dynamic high ridges all ending at a nice cafe or country pub. Does it get any better on when you are holiday?
Arrow Bank is perfect for 'muscle-friendly' walks between the villages or cycling along the quiet lanes. If you want to test yourself a bit more, there are long distance paths nearby too - Mortimer Trail or Offa's Dyke Trail - for you to enjoy while you stay with us.
Towns, villages and cities
'Lem-ster' it is a fascinating old market town that has many alleyways and historic buildings. There are coffee shops and antique shops, bric-a-bracs and independents, all waiting to be discovered. Leominster Priory, the Museum, the Grange all have an amazing history.
A beautiful castle town set on a hill above the River Teme. Passing time in Ludlow is like being in another world; slower, easier, friendlier - just like staying at Arrow Bank Country Holiday Park.
Farther afield is Hereford with everything here from the Mappa Mundi, Hereford Cathedral, riverside walks great cafes and independent shops.
Hay on Wye:
Visit the second hand book capital of the world. Home to the famous Hay Literary Festival, it is a beautiful town to visit with antique shops and independent boutiques, cafes and riverside walks all in the overlook of the Black Mountains.
Numerous Welsh market towns are dotted along the journey; Knighton, Builth Wells, Llandrindod, Rhayader, each offering something different.
North Herefordshire and the Welsh border really does have something for everyone. A relaxing trip to one of the local towns for lunch and coffee; maybe a woodland walk in the afternoon or just passing the time with a good book and a glass of wine into the evening before heading out to a fantastic choice of local pubs and restaurants. This is proof that there is no such thing as 'too much of a good thing'!