Out & About
Trunkquillity is located within the heart of the world famous beautiful wye valley, within easy travel distance are so many beautiful, historical and well documented unique things to see or do.
Rather than list endless places that may not interest you we would simply like to say that the spirit of exploring and finding your own jewels in the wye valley or surrounding counties crowns is all part of the fun of discovery, however here are just a few prime examples of interest to many a traveller to this part of the world.
To the east of Hereford The beautiful malvern hills range ,the old spa town of malvern offers breathtaking walks, views, restaurants, culture and architechure. All this was enough to inspire elgar to spend much time in this magical place. A short drive from there takes you into the historic town of Ledbury with its very old and perfectly preserved black and white market house built in 1617. Lots of great walks, shops and eateries to enjoy. Another short drive from Ledbury and your in the grounds of beautiful Eastnor castle, with grounds and castle open to the public, beautiful gardens, a deer park. Full of antiquities and charm, the castle itself has played centre stage to many film shoots for t.v and the big screen.
Head to the south of the region and find yourself immursed in the wonderful leafy wye valley,here lies the market town of ross on wye, find beautiful buildings with many lovley public houses and restaurants that follow the meandering river way as it snakes its way through ross itself. Follow the river wye into the breath taking scenery that is symonds yat, an abundance of old history from 13th century churches,many white water river rapids. A fantastic place to walk or picnic or why not go and explore the beautiful valley via river there are boat cruises available as well as kyack and canoe hire. The most evocative way of enjoying the sights and sounds of nature along the rivers course has to be in your own boat, and no trip to this part of the world would be complete without visiting tintern abbey.
Now lets head west towards the awe inspiring brecon beacons and its national parks, the mountain tops clearly visible across the counties western horizon.
Before we get there small villages spring out along the route, abbey dore with its famous abbey built in 1147. The next place we will mention is Hay on wye “the book town”. Probably one of the most famous book towns in the world, a mecca for book collectors and enthusiasts its streets are full of second hand book shops full of works waiting to be discovered by eagle eyed collectors, the world famous hay festival is held towards the end of may and into the beginning of june.
Heading back east from hay on wye we find ourselves back nr your treetop retreat. Hereford has so much to offer all those who travel here from all over the world. Hereford cathederal with its chained libary, over 1500 books its is the worlds largest chained libary as well as the amazing cathederal architechture which dates from norman times theres still the oldest map of the world held here on public display. The mappa mundi dates from the 13th century herefords city centre black and white house is preserved for all to see it houses a small museum inside and is well worth a look. A new shopping complex brings a touch of contemporary design into the old town. A multiplex cinema which is surrounded by well known eateries and restaurants.
There is simply so much to see and do throughout the counties that surround trunkquillity, our brief tour of some of its finest places is offered to prompt you in the right direction, however you may just wish to stay in your treehouse dream, “who could blame you?” with this in mind & within easy walking distance there is a local public house with restaurant and bar meal facilities a local supermarket although you may choose to use one of the bigger multi national stores in hereford town which offer online shopping, you could have placed your order before even leaving home to ensure your supplies are at trunkquillity in time with your planned arrival.