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RNC has a lot to offer, but if you’re keen to spread your wings and explore the rest of Hereford, then there are plenty of new things for you to discover and experience. Hereford city centre is a short bus or taxi ride away from campus, or a 25 minute walk.
If you are just starting to develop your independence, then Hereford is a perfect place to build up your confidence. Hereford has been home to RNC since 1978 so many local people, taxi drivers, shop assistants and leisure staff have had visual impairment awareness training and will know they can support you should you require assistance.
The Courtyard Centre for the Arts
The Courtyard is just a 20 minute walk from campus and is a central venue for live comedy, bands, theatre productions, pantomimes and films.
The Odeon is Hereford’s six screen cinema showing the latest box office hits and is situated within the Old Market complex.
Situated next to the railway station, Hereford’s bowling centre is just a 15 minute walk from campus.
Take a look at the Visit Herefordshire
to see what’s on in and around Hereford.
Food and Drink
Hereford is famous for its locally produced food and drink. The county is renowned for Herefordshire beef, local cider, real ale and organic fruit and vegetables.
Restaurants at the Old Market
The Old Market is Hereford’s shopping and dining centre, just a 20 minute walk from campus, offering a range of brand name restaurants.
Local restaurants in Herefordshire
Herefordshire has a host of pubs and restaurants serving delicious foods.
Pubs in Hereford
Hereford has a host of local and brand name pubs.
Hereford city centre hosts a wide range of markets throughout the week, including the Friday Food Fair, Farmers’ Market and European Food Market.
Hereford is steeped in history and boasts the
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery and The Old House
as some of its main city centre attractions
Check out the Visit Herefordshire website for more information on
Hereford city centre has a mix of unique independent shops and big brand name stores.
Shopping at the Old Market
The Old Market is Hereford’s shopping and dining centre, just a 20 minute walk from campus, offering a range of brand name shops.
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