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HEREFORDSHIREHereford Crestounty in west England, created in 1998 from part of the former county, Hereford and Worcester.

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owns and cities Hereford (administrative headquarters), Leominster, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury
rea 2,288 sq. km/884 sq. miles
opulation 191,250 (1995)
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ommerce Industries: agriculture, orchards and cider industry, agricultural services and machinery, precision engineering, light engineering, plastics manufacture
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Symmonds Yat

Goodrich CastleThe magnificent ruins of Goodrich Castle.
Hereford, birthplace of Nell Gwynne, once the Saxon capital of West Mercia, its rich pastures graze it's cattle which provide some of the finest beef in the World.
Symonds Yat, one of the most beautiful views of the river Wye.
The lovely half timbered towns and villages of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Pembridge.

Hereford CathedralRiver Wye; Herefordshire Beacon (340 m/1,115 ft) Iron Age fort; Hereford Cathedral (11th century) houses Mappa Mundi, drawn in 1289, and the Chained Library, with over 1,400 chained books and 200 manuscripts dating from the 8th to 12th centuries; Waterworks Museum (Hereford) in restored Victorian pump house; Croft Castle (Leominster); St Mary's Church (Kempley) with medieval wall paintings; The Prospect, a walled clifftop garden in Brockhampton ManorRoss-on-Wye designed by John Kyrle in the 17th century; Norman Church (Kilpeck) with notable carvings