Kington offers a great variety of activities, places to visit and things to see!
Golf is very popular in Kington. You will find Kington Golf Club right on top of Bradnor Hill. It is famous for being the highest golf course in England. Many golfers visit Kington not only to enjoy a round of golf on one of the finest courses in the country but also to enjoy some of the most magnificent views of the rolling hills of Herefordshire and Wales.
Kington is the centre for walking. We have plentiful walks directly on our doorstep. The town has numerous short and long walks to offer and there are many walks to explore the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and the bordering counties including the Hills of the Welsh Marches.
Hergest Ridge is only a short one hour walk away and awaits you with some outstanding views over the countryside.
Castle Hill House is directly situated on the famous Offa’s Dyke Path and you will pass our B&B on the way (Kington is about half way along the path).
The popular Kington Walking Festival in September offers a range of guided walks and the 8 Pubs challenge walk is a delightful 28 miles walk where you can visit eight pubs in England and in Wales.
For more information on walks in and around Kington please visit the tourist information website.
With Kington being “The Gateway to Mid Wales”, only 2 miles from the Welsh border on the A44, Castle Hill House is a great place to start your ride exploring impressive roads and scenery.
The surrounding areas with their fast but windy roads offer some of the most amazing rides in the country.
Kington is ideally situated for mountain biking. Herefordshire and Wales have some of the finest cycling routes in Britain. There are many quiet lanes, roads and pathways to explore and cycling is one of the best ways to see, smell, hear and admire the stunning countryside with its superb views over the valleys and hills. Why not try one of the cider cycling routes and visit some of the county’s finest Cider producers like Perry or Bulmers.
KAYAK & CANOEING
The River Wye, which is not far from Kington, is a beautiful river and has been voted the public’s favourite river by the WWF.
You can hire a Kayak or Canoe in Hay On Wye or Glasbury or take part in one of the guided tours to explore this beautiful river and its surrounding scenery. An opportunity not to be missed.
GO KARTING & QUAD BIKING
Kington is just a few miles away from two fun loaded Go-Karting tracks, Kinsham Raceway, offering a striking location and Herefordshire Raceways, providing great fun for different ages and groups.
For the quad bikers out there, nearby in Kingsland you will find a spectacular 175 acre woodland site that offers some of the finest quad biking terrains.
You can find quite a few Riding stables around the area that know the best spots for riding. Bryngwyn Riding Centre in Kington offer a range of services. Take the opportunity and adventure deep into the countryside enjoying the stunning scenery Herefordshire and Wales have to offer.
Kington is part of The Black and White Village Trail. The trail is a 40 mile circular motor or cycle route which takes you through some of the prettiest villages in England characterised by a large number of black and white Tudor and medieval buildings.
With 70 acres of garden and Woodland, Hergest Croft Gardens is just a short walk from Castle Hill House. The gardens offer an extensive collection of more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs. Make a stopover for a tea at Hergest Croft House, where tea and coffee is served in the Old Dining room or Veranda. Some other gardens around Kington are Whimble Gardens in Presteigne and the Water Gardens at Westonbury Mill. Especially on the weekends you have the chance to wander around in one of the Gardens in the Wild. This festival presents wonderful gardens in the surrounding area.
The Small Breeds Farm is famous for its unique owl farm and many small and rare creatures. It is the perfect place for the whole family. The Farm has got its own Tea Room to unwind and relax. You can also visit several small Galleries in Kington and stroll around.
Kington Museum displays the history of our small market town through local eyes and invites you to learn about the many interesting and fascinating stories of the past. There is an extensive range of Historic Sites within the Kington area, like castles, churches, halls and other historic buildings. Please visit the tourist information site for more information.
Leominster is a great place for Antiques, it has numerous small and large antique shops to browse around.
The popular and world famous Hay Festival is situated in the beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Hay-on-Wye. This Festival is a must for book lovers which brings together writers from around the world and is always a great day out. It is now celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017. If you are interested in clay target shooting, Griffin-Lloyd Shooting Ground offers great facilities and a relaxed atmosphere.