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The village or hamlet of Bredwardine is on the banks of the River Wye, 8 miles from Hay-on-Wye and 12 miles from Hereford. With a population of only 150, village amenities are relatively limited.

The heart of the village is the Red Lion Hotel and this is only 200 yards down the hill from the cottage. There is a convivial atmosphere all year round made up of both locals and visitors and during the ‘season’ (April – October) there is an excellent range of food both at lunch time and in the evenings. The landlord, Mike, owns fishing rights to a stretch of the River Wye and has day tickets available on request.

Please visit www.redlion-hotel.com for more information.

Red Lion Hotel

St Andrews Church

The church in Bredwardine is famous for it’s links with the well-known Victorian vicar and diarist, Francis Kilvert, who lived in the village and is buried in the churchyard.

The nearest stretch of the River Wye (about ½ mile from the cottage) is renowned for swimming though care should be taken as the currents can be strong. There is a gravel bank known as ‘Bredwardine beach’ and this and the surrounding fields are busy on a warm summer’s evening with families enjoying picnics and barbecues.

Bredwardine 'beach'

Arthur's stone

Finally, at the top of the hill above the cottage (a good mile’s hard walk or a 5 minute drive) is Arthur’s stone, a bronze-age burial site. This is well worth a visit for the views over the Black Mountains alone.

For more information on our village and the local area, please visit our village website: