LOCAL INFO

The Barns are surrounded by rolling hills, nestled in the Hamlet of Shetton. Walking, cycling, golf or simply relaxing are just some of things that are on the doorstep.

Close to a variety of attractions including Shobdon airfield, open to visitors offering trial flights in fixed wing aircraft, gliding, microlights and helicopters.

The cathedral city of Hereford is 10kms away offering an abundance of retail outlets and leisure facilities, historic tours and fabulous architecture.

The Black and White Village Trail is a circuit that takes in some of the most unspoilt villages and churches of North-West Herefordshire.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Great for: Walking holidays Rural / countryside retreats Cycling holidays
  • Family Gathering multi generation
  • Canoeing on the River Wye
  • Fishing
  • Survival training
  • Rock climbing
  • Raft building

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • National Trust Garden : The Weir

    Bordered by the River Wye, The Weir sits within unspoilt Herefordshire countryside and has many historical secrets to uncover. For centuries this site has been used as a pleasure ground for fishing, boating and swimming. It is managed in a natural way to create a varied habitat for wildlife

    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/weir/
  • Black& White village Trail

    'unrivalled in England'
    The Black & White Village Trail is a motor route through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England. The 40 mile circular trail leads west from the ancient town of Leominster, through a rich landscape of orchards, hop-yards and distant hills, taking in the most picturesque black and white village.

    http://www.blackandwhitetrail.org/
  • The Mappa Mundi

    The Hereford Mappa Mundi is unique in Britain's heritage; an outstanding treasure of the medieval world, it records how thirteenth-century scholars interpreted the world in spiritual as well as geographical terms.
    The map bears the name of its author 'Richard of Haldingham or Lafford' (Holdingham and Sleaford in Lincolnshire). Recent research suggests a date of about 1300 for the creation of the map.
    Mappa Mundi is drawn on a single sheet of vellum (calf skin) measuring 64" by 52" .

    http://www.herefordcathedral.org/mappa-mund
  • Shobdon Aeroclub

    Shobdon Aeroclub is surrounded by beautiful countryside and are close to the Welsh hills. It is the only licenced airfield in Herefordshire. You can enjoy a vibrant, friendly club, with great food, great flying and maintenance facilities as well as the benefit of being unimpeded by controlled airspace restrictions.
    For the non aviators the Aeroclub is a relaxing place to spend time with your friends and Family, whilst watching the airbourne activities.

    http://herefordshireaeroclub.com/
  • Ultimate activity Company

    Range of Land,water,adventure,Team building activities:
    Archery,Abseiling,Bushcraft survival, 4x4 Road Driving,Mountain biking,Canoeing,Raft building,Mountain Rescue Challenge.....

    http://www.ultimate-activitycompany.co.uk
  • Family Days Out near Hereford

    Website listing for all types of activities for kids in and around Hereford

    http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk
  • Canoeing on the River Wye

    We offer Canadian Canoes and Kayaks for hire in England & Wales, on the River Wye, the River Severn and the River Thames. We also deliver group sessions and training courses, as well as bespoke programs for survival weekends based on the River Wye. Canoeing and kayaking are fantastic activities, used for team building, stag weekends, hen parties and family activity holidays.

    http://www.ultimate-canoeandkayak.co.uk
  • Walking Trails in Hereford

    The Herefordshire Trail is a long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around our county.
    It links the five market towns of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, along with some of the picturesque villages and hamlets for which Herefordshire is renowned

    http://www.herefordshiretrail.com/
  • Fishing

    Part of a 450-acre arable farm in the middle of the countryside just a few miles from the border with Wales in Herefordshire and five miles north of Ross-on-Wye, Andy's Fishing Lake has been throwing up some amazing catches since it opened in Spring 2008.

    http://www.fisheries.co.uk/andyslake
  • Brewery

    Beer on The Wye : Hereford Beer & Cider Festival !
    Beer on the Wye IX will showcase over 120 different real beers from breweries the length and breadth of the UK, with styles ranging from light ales to stouts; from lagers to dark milds, and probably everything in between.

    http://www.herefordcamra.org.uk/breweries.htm
  • Blue LineTaxis


    Blue Line operate an auto data dispatch system, dispatching over 5500 jobs per week to over 50 vehicles ranging from saloon cars to MPV and wheel chair accessible minibusís.
    Trained operators are on hand 24/7 365 days a year to take your call, operating the most up to date digital phone system with screen popping interacting with the dispatch system. Bookings can be taken over the phone, by fax, email or even sms text from your mobile.

    http://www.blueline-taxis.co.uk/
  • Outdoor activities for all

    Life changing activities provides outdoor activities in Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, the Wye Valley Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. They are more than just outdoor activities, they use life coaching and NLP during outdoor activities to make a real difference. .They can organise outdoor activities such as climbing, abseiling ,gorge walking,survival training, canoeing in Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean in the Wye Valley .

    http://www.lifechangingactivities.com
  • Team challenge:Fun and Games at your accomodation!

    If you want to have a truly fun bonding experience while staying at Shetton Barnes then Life Changing Activities can run one of their famous Team Challenges just for you. Suitable for all ages and abilities, you will be split into teams with an instructor to act as your mentor and then head off to compete in loads of different challenges. Some mental, some physical and some just daft but all are loads of fun. It lasts 3 hours and there is a and there is a prize giving ceremony at the end.

    http://www.lifechangingactivities.com/index.html
The Kings House, Pembridge
Shobdon Aero Club

Hereford Cathedral with  the Mappa Mundi
Queenswood county Park-Leominster