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Weobley Tourism Forum

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Weobley is considered “The Jewel in the Crown of the Black and White Villages”, and worth some extra time visiting.

There is a trail around the village marking places of interest and you can download the story of Weobley spoken by Mary Rhodes, a BBC presenter who grew up in the village, from www.weobley.org to your mobile device.  Alternatively you can download a map of the trail and follow the descriptive trail markers without the spoken word and additional stories that take you back to an earlier time.

The evidence of its buildings shows that Weobley was a wealthy town in the later medieval, Tudor and Stuart periods. You will see the house where King Charles I stayed on September 5th 1645, the day after his success at regaining Hereford which he subsequently lost to Colonel Birch.

In 1661 Colonel John Birch took Hereford for Parliament in December. He acquired the local estate, Garnstone and represented Weobley in Parliament from 1678 until his death in 1691. His monument is in the church on the north wall of the sanctuary.

Unfortunately a major fire in November 1943  destroyed the remaining buildings on the marketplace triangle; from the photographs and paintings which remain it seems that a fascinating block of 15th to 17th century timber-framed work was destroyed.

In 2016, the BBC’s The One Show chose Weobley as one of the best villages in the country and broadcast their programme live from Weobley.  The resulting increase in visitors to enjoy our delightful village and the attractive walks has been excellent.  Why don’t you visit us soon?

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Herefordshire
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