Planning Your Visit
Hereford, Ross-on-Wye... 20 minutes
Leominster... 45 minutes
Ludlow... 50 minutes
Craven Arms... 65 minutes
Shrewsbury... 100 minutes
Whitchurch... 130 minutes
Cotswolds Region & Surrounding
Cheltenham... 50 minutes
Cirencester, Evesham, Stroud... 65 minutes
Stow-on-The-Wold... 70 minutes
Fairford, Tetbury... 80 minutes
Burford, Stratford... 80 minutes
Bath, Malmesbury... 90 minutes
Oxford... 120 minutes
Wales & Marches Region
Monmouth... 25 minutes
Abergavenny... 35 Minutes
Hay-on-Wye... 45 minutes
Chepstow, Newport, Kington... 50 minutes
Cardiff, Brecon, Knighton... 65 minutes
Bishops Castle, Rhayader... 80 minutes
Other Common Areas
Ledbury... 30 minutes
Pershore... 50 minutes
Worcester... 55 minutes
Bromsgrove... 60 minutes
Bristol... 70 minutes
Birmingham, Kidderminster... 80 minutes
Swindon... 100 minutes
Eat & Drink
Within a short drive of Tom's Yard there are a number of great places to stop for a good meal or a light bite. As you're visiting from out of the area, I've put down my favourites that are all within 15 minutes.
The New Inn (St Owens Cross), The Kilpeck Inn (Kilpeck), The Cottage of Content (Carey) & The Loughpool (Sellack).
Do check opening times for lunches before leaving. Some will require booking.
I couldn't write a list without recommending some of my favourite gardens in the area. Some may not be on the doorstep of Much Birch (one is!), though I think they are well-worth planning into your trip. Again, do check opening times, particularly if your visit is after September and before Spring.
The Lasketts (5 minutes, a Perennial managed garden), Stockton Bury Gardens (45 minutes, right off the A49 nr Leominster - private gardens), Westbury Court Garden (40 minutes, National Trust owned original Dutch Water Garden), Berrington Hall (40 minutes, National Trust owned Country House featuring Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's final work), Moors Meadow (50 minutes, near Bromyard - private gardens)
Sites & Activities
Herefordshire and the Wye Valley is an area with an abundance of history and natural beauty. If you're in the mood to discover more about the area within a reasonable drive of Tom's Yard, I'd suggest the following...
12th Century Norman Church in Kilpeck (10 minutes), Cistercian Abbey in Abbey Dore (20 minutes), Ancient Arthurs Stone in Dorstone (35 minutes), Puzzlewood in Coleford (35 minutes), Symonds Yat Rock in Symonds Yat (20 minutes), Sugarloaf Vinyard near Abergavenny (40 minutes) and Goodrich Castle in Goodrich (20 minutes).