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Bredwardine Bridge

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Welcome to Bredwardine and Brobury, Herefordshire, beside the beautiful River Wye. The fine historic bridge above, built in the mid-1700s, links the two hamlets. There are splendid views along the peaceful Wye valley. Climbing the surrounding hills gives extensive panoramas over the river and across the Golden Valley to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, and to the east even as far as the Malvern Hills.

As well as attracting those with an historical, artistic or literary persuasion (Hay-on-Wye, the book town is very close), the area is visited by walkers, including those on the Wye Valley Walk or on Vaughan's Way; by horseriders on the Three Rivers Ride; by canoeists descending the Wye, by anglers and naturalists (see Activities Link). The cathedral city of Hereford is close by, with its Mappa Mundi museum, and a cider museum. There is a Hereford Cider Trail which visits producers large and small, and a Black and White Trail which passes through six historic villages with ancient half-timbered houses.

The area has long been settled, but at a low density. Notable antiquities include "Arthur's Stone", a 5,000 years old burial chamber; a fascinating part-Norman Church, St Andrew's; a part-14th century mansion, Old Court; a 17th century coaching Inn, the Red Lion Hotel; and several victorian buildings with connections to the local benefactor, George Jarvis, and the famous victorian diarist, the Rev. Francis Kilvert. Brobury House and Gardens look across the river to the vicarage where Kilvert lived.

Click on the links to the left to find out more about the villages of Bredwardine and Brobury, and explore the surrounding area. For Images and more detail of Bredwardine and Brobury - see the "Out and About" page.

The idea to develop this site was supported by the Church Tourism Group, and assisted by a "Community Champions" grant to Alan Maddison from the Community Champions Fund; the grant was administered by Community First in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

 

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Last updated: July 21, 2012