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Car hire Hereford

The county town of Herefordshire, Hereford is situated on the River Wye, close to the English border with Wales. It's an historic cathedral city that has plenty of attractions for tourists and good links to other nearby towns and cities, making it the perfect place for a holiday.

What I need to know

Hereford car rental is likely to be easy, as the town is well-serviced by a number of the big-name providers. For a stress-free trip, visit our dedicated site to compare car hire before you leave home. We can offer free cancellation, round-the-clock customer support and prices from over 1,500 companies.

Where to pick up my car

The nearest airports to Hereford are Gloucestershire Airport (GLO) 36 miles away, Bristol Airport (BRS) 71 miles away and Cardiff Airport (CWL) 80 miles away, so you may want to fly in and pick up your car from one of these hubs. Alternatively, different car rental providers will have their offices at various nearby locations, so check out our map for more details.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

There is plenty to do in Hereford, small though it may be. You can check out the attractions in the town centre, or put on hiking boots and enjoy the beautiful surrounding walking routes. Alternatively, hop into your hire car and explore the nearby towns and cities. You'll find plenty of great eateries, wherever you travel.

Nearby Hereford

There are lots of well-known towns close to Hereford that are within easy reach by car. You'll find Bromyard, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ludlow and Brecon all less than an hour's drive away. There's also the conurbation of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its annual literary festival. Hereford makes the ideal place to use as a base for this event.

Longer drives

You don't have to stay in Hereford town centre if you have a hire car - why not hot the road and really explore Britain? You can reach numerous cities and attractions in a day, with London just two hours away by road and Birmingham in surprising easy reach.

Eating and drinking

Hereford is proud of its local produce, so you'll definitely be able to sample some while you're there. Try Hereford beef, cider, perry, fruit juices, cheese, real ale and gourmet crisps as a starting point. You'll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Things to do

For shopping, you'll find something different in Hereford's retro shops in the central arcade. Doctor Who fans won't want to miss the Time Machine Museum dedicated to the series, while the Cider Museum offer the chance to see golden amber in production. There's also paintballing and laser warfare at Battlelands in the Golden Valley.


A highlight in Hereford is the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Ethelbert the King, which dates back to 1079. Here, you can check out the 13th century map of the world and the chained library. There's also a preserved Elizabethan house in the commercial centre and Belmont Abbey on the outskirts.


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