Polishgirl wrote:The counties on the Welsh/ English border - Inc Shropshire and Herefordshire - are lovely, and not touristy. More castles than you can shake a cudgel at, lush countryside, and numerous characterful towns / villages. Ludlow is a stand-out. Several ' black and white ' villages in Herefordshire, crammed with ancient buildings, and authentic pubs.
I endorse this post, and lob in Worcestershire too.