21 Feb

Hereford offers a great mix

Hereford offers a great mix

The city of Hereford could prove the ideal place for people looking to relocate to a city that can meet all their needs.

There is plenty of property for sale in Hereford and potential house buyers may be able to enjoy settling down in a city that has strong rail links with large cities such as Manchester and London, as well as the smaller urban areas of Worcester and Gloucester - making it ideal for commuters.

Hereford, which has 55,000 residents, also has a strong cultural past, with a stunning cathedral and a number of museums that celebrate the history of the area.

There is also a local theatre, Courtyard Centre for the Arts, where residents can take enjoy some of the latest productions and a small Odeon cinema, showing the newest releases on its big screen.

Sporting fans will also be able to discover the local leisure centre, which offers a wide range of activities and pursuits, including squash, short tennis, five-a-side football or badminton.

The town also has a swimming pool, as well as a skate park and a number of clubs and societies, such as rowing and sailing - making it ideal for families who enjoy the outdoor life.

In terms of academic options, Hereford has a large range of primary schools, most of which are non-denominational, as well as a number of secondary schools and five colleges. This great choice means parents should be able to find a school that will suit their child perfectly.

Hereford also boasts a number of independent restaurants and eateries that create dishes that use ingredients produced by local farmers and nearby companies.

One of the highlights of the year is the Borderlines Film Festival, which takes place in February and March and celebrates modern world and British movies. The 2014 event will involve some 32 venues across the region and is being funded by the National Lottery, Herefordshire Council, The Elmley Foundation, Shropshire Screen Consortium and Hereford City Council.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801696004-ADNFCR

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