The Old House, Hereford, Herefordshire.

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  The 17th century Old House, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   Hereford.

The 17th century Old House, built in 1621, in High Town is now run as a museum and entry is free. This building was once part of a row but the other buildings were demolished in the 19th century leaving just this one.

I can vouch for the fact that it is worth visiting and you may find out, as we did, the origin of the expression 'sleep tight'.

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  The 16th century Grapes, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   The Grapes, Hereford.

The Grapes is a 16th century coaching inn in Church Street still retaining its original outer walls. We didn't go inside so I can't comment on that.

 

 

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  Church Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   Church Street, Hereford

Church Street, with its small, independent, shops and cafes connects the centre of Hereford (behind the camera) with the cathedral (seen at the end) and its history goes back hundreds of years.

 

 

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  The Nelson Monument on Castle Green, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   Hereford.

This monument to Lord Nelson was erected in 1809 in the centre of what was the old castle bailey. The castle was dismantled in the 18th century and the area landscaped into Castle Green which is now a public park.

 

 

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  Castle Pool Lake, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   Hereford.

Castle Pool Lake is all that remains of the old castle's moat. If you look at the far end, in the larger picture, you'll see that the ducks appear to like it.

 

 

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