Ledbury – a place of poetry and culture
Big enough to be bustling and vibrant, but small enough to keep a strong sense of community, Ledbury is a market town with a unique feel. Distinct from the other Herefordshire market towns of Bromyard
, at the centre of Ledbury is the Black and White Grade 1 listed Market Hall. Built in 1653 by the King’s Carpenter John Abel – it is one of the finest examples in England and still hosts markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Victorian poet legend Elizabeth Barratt-Browning lived at Hope End on the outskirts of Ledbury. John Masefiled – Poet Laureat of the United Kingdom from 1930 – 1967 – was born in the town in 1878. The Dymock Poets – a 20th century group were based around the nearby Gloucestershire village that gave them their name.
Taking place over 10 days every July, The Ledbury Poetry Festival has become the leading poetry festival in the UK. Stay in the characterful Ledbury hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, lodges and self-catering or camp in a glamping pod. Then visit the festival and enjoy readings, performances, films, workshops and more.
Whilst discovering the true culture of Ledbury, why not spend your stay at one of our luxurious self catering and B&Bs houses throughout Ledbury, allowing you a peaceful escape from the city.
Ledbury has a mix of food experiences for you to explore, from our Weston's Cider restaurant in the countryside to our Award Winning Mrs Muffins Tea Shop in the heart of Ledbury. There's something for everyone in Ledbury.
Looking for things to do in Ledbury? Take a look at many of our multiple opportunities to discover Ledbury's Poetic culture, from our historic houses and museums to Vineyards and Cycle hire, you're never short of activities in Ledbury.
Ledbury and the surrounding areas have a variety of events taking place, if you aren't fufilled by the multiple festivals we have going on, you can also take part in our many courses and tours to learn more about Herefordshire.