National Lottery Resilient Heritage Virtuous Circles 2

Heritage Fund and Herefordshire Churches Tourism Group

National Lottery Resilient Heritage Virtuous Circles 2
Sustainable Tourism for Sustainable Churches Project.
For your invitation to the launch please look in the members section.

We would be delighted to see you at the Launch of the Virtuous Circles 2 Resilient Heritage Lottery Project (Sustainable Tourism for Sustainable Churches) on 5 November 2019 at Leominster Priory.

Funded through National HLF Resilient Heritage the prime focus of this innovative church tourism-based project is to create, across the counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire, sustainable and commercially viable activities that will give historic church buildings an opportunity to secure their financial sustainability and safeguard the buildings impressive heritage. This will be achieved through the development of quality tourism initiatives that will create new and enriched existing visitor experiences. The project recognises the need to focus not only on sustaining heritage buildings but also the needs of visitors and the volunteers who will make this happen.

Travel arrangements:

Train – Leominster is on the Transport for Wales ‘Marches’ line Cardiff to Manchester and is served by a regular hourly service. For connections from/to London change at Hereford, Newport (South Wales) or Crewe. Change at Hereford for connections to Birmingham. The station is approx. a 10 minute walk from The Priory.

Bus – Local buses connect from Shrewsbury and Hereford with the nearest National Express stop in Hereford. The bus station is approx. a 10 minute walk from The Priory.

Car – Leominster is on the cross roads of the A49 and A44 and within an hours drive of the M54/A5 (Shrewsbury), M50 (Ledbury) and M5 (Worcester). Park in the long stay Broad Street Car Park,HR6 8DD. The Priory is a 5 min walk from the car park.

Light refreshments will be served after the launch, should you require ‘sustenance’ prior to the event Leominster has a good selection of places to eat.

Please see attached leaflet for the town map and further information about Leominster.

All the Project Partners look forward to welcoming you to Leominster Priory on 5 November.


Invitation to Virtuous Circles 2 Project launch event (PDF)

Leominster Town leaflet (PDF)