WITH Valentine's Day just around the corner, some couples might be looking for romantic spots to visit in Hereford.

We asked our readers for the most romantic spots in and around Hereford. We received hundreds of responses, some less serious than others.

We've put together this list of our readers' most "romantic" places in the area, although be warned, as some might not get you a second date...

Castle Green

Several readers recommended Castle Green as the most romantic spot in Hereford.

Although some readers who responded to our question about romantic places made joke comments about this green space, others expressed their genuine love of the setting.

Castle Green is a tranquil location to take a stroll, making it a good spot for couples wanting a romantic walk.

It is sited on the historic castle circuit, which was demolished in the 17th century.


Admittedly, this was one of the more unserious suggestions from Hereford Times readers when it comes to a "romantic" spot in the city.

However, if you're looking for a good value meal in the city centre, McDonald's might well appeal to you and your Valentine.

The fast food chain also has a drive-thru restaurant in Belmont.


Again, this might not be an obvious choice for a Valentine's date, and was again joked about by readers on social media.

However, like McDonald's, Wetherspoons serves cheap fast food with the addition of good-value alcoholic drinks, perhaps making it an option for some couples this Valentine's.

Churchill Gardens

Now back to some more sincere suggestions for romantic spots, and Churchill Gardens was one of those suggested.

This is a park in the Aylestone Hill area of Hereford, and is a lovely place for a romantic stroll.

The river Wye

There are various beauty spots by the river Wye around Herefordshire, where you and a special someone can take in gorgeous views.

Whether you're gazing at the river from one of the county's bridges, or sitting on a bench looking out at it, you can't go wrong with a stroll by the Wye.


Haugh Woods

Perhaps surprisingly, Haugh Woods came at the top of our readers' ranking for most "romantic" spot in the area. However, it's not for the reason you might expect.

Those recommending it on social media adorned their comments with laughing emojis, while Carrie Anne Crowe remarked: "It gets very "romantic" up there apparently".

In 2021, the Hereford Times reported that Haugh Woods was a popular location for "dogging meets", or exhibitionist sexual activity in a public place.

So it really depends how you interpret "romantic"...