APPROACHING HEREFORD FROM THE NORTH, THE MIDLANDS OR MID WALES:
from the A4103 Worcester, A432 Ledbury, A438 Brecon, A49 Leominster.
Follow the signs into the centre of Hereford. From there follow the signs for ABERGAVENNY. In the City Centre you will travel over the Wye Bridge and come to a roundabout. Take the ABERGAVENNY road, A465, the second exit. Follow this road and you will come to the "Tesco roundabout". Carry straight on up the hill, and after a quarter of a mile take the (next) right turn towards RUCKHALL. Then Belmont is first left, about 500m up this road. On entering you will see the Abbey Church, and the Hedley Lodge Guesthouse and the Monastery itself stands behind it.
APPROACHING HEREFORD FROM LONDON, THE SOUTH-EAST, OR MIDLANDS (via M50): via Ross-on-Wye.
From Ross-on-Wye take the A49 to Hereford. About 4 miles before Hereford there is a sudden turning left to CALLOW. This road twists and turns, but following it to the end you will come out on the Abergavenny Road, the A465 just below Belmont. Turn left onto this road and first right to RUCKHALL. Then Belmont is first left, about 500m up this road. On entering you will see the Abbey Church, and the Hedley Lodge Guesthouse and the Monastery itself stands behind it. (Should you miss the Callow turn go to the centre of Hereford and take the A465 for Abergavenny as described above).
Driving tip from the South East and London:
The quickest route: Take the M4 to Junction 15, A419/417. After the Gloucester by-pass take the B4213 via Newent to M50 junction 3. Take the road to Ross on-Wye, and from there the A49.
APPROACHING HEREFORD FROM SOUTH WALES via Abergavenny, A465
Belmont is 2.5 miles before Hereford on the Abergavenny Road, on the left hand side. Take the left hand turning to RUCKHALL. Then Belmont is first left, about 500m up this road. On entering you will see the Abbey Church, Hedley Lodge Guesthouse and the Monastery itself which stands behind it.
Services are frequent from South Wales, Birmingham, Crewe, the Midlands and the North. There are several direct trains from London Paddington to Hereford via Oxford and Worcester, as well as the regular (and sometimes faster service) from London Paddington changing at Newport.
Taxis are normally available from the Train Station, or phone 0800 387 836, or Hereford (01432) 354 321/ 273 685.
Services from Hereford to Madley, Abergavenny/Newport or Hay/Brecon stop at Belmont Abbey. (Be sure to ask for Belmont Abbey). Buses leave from the Bus Station, 500m from the Train Station. Long distance buses run from London Victoria and elsewhere to Hereford.