Situated in the beautiful county of Herefordshire, the City of Hereford is the county's main draw and satisfies all the expectations of a small city.
Positioned on the banks of the River Wye this city is a blissful mix of rural escape and progressive regeneration and with the imminent introduction of the NMITE University to the city in Summer 2019, the times ahead are exciting for Hereford.
Not yet a fully certified university city Hereford still boasts trendy bars such as Saxtys Wine bar and The Venue which are both found in close proximity to the city centre. Play nightclub is where most nights will end up and as can be expected, can be particularly busy on a Saturday. However with the increased regeneration and city direction, it's likely there will be more nightlife options over the coming years.
Entertainment wise, Hereford is home to the Old Market which is situated on the site of the old livestock market. Here you can enjoy the usual shopping in both independent and chain shops, cafes, restaurants and a cinema. Exercise wise the surrounding country side provides opportunity for fitness and exploring, including river canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking etc. Gym wise you will find a wide selection of independent centres from bodybuilding and strength to more general fitness.
So what can students expect from Hereford City over the next few years as the new university begins to take applicants? Well The Visit Herefordshire website states you can expect a "characteristic warm welcome" from a market city surrounded by proud rural farming roots.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- New Model in Technology and Engineering
Hereford’s Bulmer’s factory is the largest cider making factory in the world? It contains the world’s largest vat too – stainless steel tanks installed in 1975 hold 15 million gallons of cider! That’s a hell of a student party
Frank Oz was born in Hereford. He was the voice of the Muppets’ Miss Piggy and Fozzy Bear, as well as Yoda in Star Wars
In the 14th-century babies in Herefordshire were baptised in cider, on the grounds that it was cleaner than water