The market town of Kington lies on the banks of the Gilwern Brook and the River Arrow, in the shadow of Hergest Ridge. It is located just two miles from the Welsh border, in the English county of Herefordshire. Surrounded by unspoiled countryside, Kington holiday cottages are particularly popular among keen walkers. Many spectacular routes can be enjoyed within a few miles of the town, including the Offa’s Dyke Path, the Mortimer Trail, the Arrow Valley Trail, the Wyche Way, and the Herefordshire Trail. There is an excellent tourist information centre in the town, where information on these routes are provided, and a museum where visitors can delve into the history of the town and neigbouring rural communities.
Exploring the town from your Kington holiday cottage, you will notice examples of the fine, half-timbered architecture which is typical of the region, and a number of striking landmarks. On a hilltop overlooking the town, the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin features beautiful stained-glass windows and the alabaster tomb of Sir Thomas Vaughan. Nearby, on Victoria Street, Ye Olde Tavern is a listed pub with a uniquely old-fashioned atmosphere and a variety of local ales. Mountain-biking is popular in the countryside around Kington, with many challenging trails to discover, including the ascent to Hergest Ridge, where riders are rewarded with breathtaking views.
Self-catering holidays in Kington are also popular among golfers who want to make the most of the town’s outstanding course, which is the highest in the country. Kington is on Herefordshire’s Black and White Trail, which takes in many of the county’s prettiest villages, known for their distinctive black and white, half-timbered cottages. A number of family-friendly attractions can be found in and around Kington, including the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, and Hergest Croft Gardens.