The city of Hereford lies on the River Wye in the county of Herefordshire, England. Hereford is world renowned for the 11th Century Cathedral and the Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world dating from the 13th century. The cathedral is also home to the world's largest surviving Chained Library, which holds over 1,500 books ranging from the 8th century to the 19th century. The town of Hereford offers shopping and culture, heritage and leisure activities with many cafes and pubs and bracing walks by the River Wye.
The old town of Hereford offers shopping and culture, heritage and leisure activities with cafes and pubs for refreshments and bracing walks by the River Wye. Visit High Town and 'The Old House' - a fascinating black and white building open to visitors - the busy shopping centre is also the venue for markets, fairs and events. Or stroll along the delightful thoroughfare known as Church Street, crammed with interesting shops including those specializing in maps, music and jewellery, needlecraft, as well as a range of individual fashion shops. For retail therapy the Maylord Shopping Centre is the best place to go, home to stores such as Topshop, Argos, T K Maxx, Sportsworld and Tie Rack, and if the shopping becomes a bit too much, then you can always stop off for a coffee at Costa. For leisure activities you can find the single-screen Odeon cinema located on Commercial Road.
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