Manchester to Hereford the scenic way

Sit back and relax as you pass through some of the most glorious countryside in Great Britain. Sweeping hills and dense forests line the railway embankments as you pass through the glorious landscapes of the Welsh Marches. Why not relax in comfort and watch it go by? Connect to our free onboard Wi-Fi and create your own soundtrack to the journey.


How long does the train from Manchester to Hereford take?

Trains from Manchester and Hereford typically take between 2 and 2 ½  hours.

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Why travel from Manchester to Hereford?

There’s no denying the charm and beauty of Hereford, which is apparent the moment you leave the station. Half-timber buildings and quaint cobbled streets surround the main square, where the juxtaposition between medieval craftsmanship and contemporary coffee shop style is most obvious. Rich with culture, Hereford sits right on the Welsh border and was originally considered to be Welsh, with King Richard I declaring it so in the 12th century.

Hereford offers a great range of big name stores, perfect for shopaholics, while a surprising number of designer labels have outlets here. If you’re after something more unusual, head for the independent boutiques where you’ll find locally produced treasures galore. Lovely chunky knitwear, studio pottery and handcrafted silver jewellery, or maybe delicious cakes and fudges perfect for the sweet toothed. Whatever you’re hunting for, you’ll find it here.

The cathedral watches over the town square and has done since the 11th century. It’s home to a world-famous treasure that brings visitors from far and wide. The Mappa Mundi is the oldest surviving map of the world as it was known in the 14th century. Depicting the fearsome monsters and sea creatures that were believed to exist, this ancient manuscript was created by the most knowledgeable religious scholars and is now on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Another treasure hidden away inside the cathedral is one of the largest remaining chained libraries. Easily recognised by fans of Podrick in Game of Thrones, the books were chained together for security.


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