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Kington

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Not to be confused with Kingston.

Kington (Welsh: Ceintun) is a small market town in Herefordshire, lying on the River Arrow and alongside the Welsh border, in the shadow of Hergest Ridge. It is a popular stop-off point for people walking the Offa's Dyke Path.

Understand

Get in

Kington has no train service. Buses run from LeominsterHereford, and nearby towns.

Get around

See

  • 1 Kington Museum, Mill Street. (updated Mar 2017)
  • 2 Hergest Ridge. Elongated hill, overlooking the town, and which traverses the border between England and Wales. (updated Jun 2018)

Do

  • Offa's Dyke Path. 

Buy

The High Street is narrow and can be a little annoying with traffic but contains a number of interesting individual privately owned shops rather than the national chains you find in many towns.

Eat

Check out the pies from the butchers on the High Street. The Burton Hotel (see below) has a good restaurant.

Drink

  • 1 Ye Olde Tavern, 22 Victoria Rd. on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. (updated Mar 2017)

Sleep

  • Burton Hotel, Mill St, ☏ +44 1544 230323. (updated Mar 2017)
  • 2 The Oxford Arms, Duke St, ☏ +44 1544 230322. (updated Mar 2017)
  • 3 Stagg Inn, Titley, Kington HR5 3RL (on B4355), ☏ +44 1544 230221. Upscale small hotel, 3 rooms in main inn (dog-friendly), 3 in Vicarage 300 yards away. Excellent food. B&B double £100. (updated Jun 2020)

Connect

Go next

Map of places with Wikivoyage articles nearby

  • Hereford
  • Leominster
  • Hay-on-Wye
  • Presteigne
  • Knighton


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