Hereford Cathedral Close

Hereford Cathedral lies in the centre of the city of Hereford, which was first granted a royal charter by King Richard I in 1189. The beautiful River Wye runs through the city, which has a population of nearly 60,000 and is easily accessible by road and rail.

By rail

Hereford is well connected by rail to Birmingham (journey time approximately 1 hour 30 minutes), Cardiff (1 hr), London Paddington (3 hrs) and Oxford (2 hrs 30 mins). For information about train times and prices please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit their website.

By bus

Please visit the Stagecoach website for connecting bus services.

By road

The principal roads to Hereford are the A49 from Ludlow and Shrewsbury to the north and Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye to the south, the A465 from South Wales and the A4103 from Worcester to the east. The nearest motorway connection is Junction 4 on the M50 (14 miles), which connects to the M5.

Car parking

There is no parking available within the Cathedral Close or its immediate vicinity, although there are a number of short- and long-stay car parks in the city. Please click here to download a PDF map of the parking available, or visit Herefordshire Council’s website.