Hereford has a long-established tradition as a market city. The city stands on a flat river plain surrounded by hills.
Hertfordshire farmland is the original home of the renowned beef breed of ‘white face’ Hereford cattle and the connection with cattle breeding is reflected in the livestock and general market held each Wednesday and general markets on Saturdays, which attract visitors from across the county and beyond.
Local products can be bought at the Farmers Markets held throughout the year.
There are many events held in the county and places to visit outside Hereford. Tourist contact details are at the end of this section.
Hereford is a market city, but in military circles Hereford is famous as the ‘home city’ of the Special Air Service, the SAS or ‘Regiment’ as it is also known.
Hereford is justifiably proud of its connection to the Special Air Service Regiment, whose main base is at Credenhill on the outskirts of Hereford, as anyone with a computer will be able to find out in about ten seconds from the many sites devoted to the SAS.
SAS window with tributes and remembrance books below.
Inscription below the window with the Pilgrim poem alongside, which has become the motto of the SAS:
‘We are the Pilgrims, master, we shall go always a little further:
It may be beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or that glimmering sea.
White on a throne or guarded in a cave
There lives a prophet who can understand
Why men are born: but surely we are brave
Who take the golden road to Samarkand.’
Some historic SAS equipment:
For information about all Herefordshire events, accommodation, etc, these can be found by viewing the Tourist Information Centre website at: