Leominster – the epitome of old English charm

Set in the north of Herefordshire, Leominster is best known for its medieval black and white buildings and antique shops – and there’s plenty to keep visitors occupied in this quintessentially English town.

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Our history’s a great yarn

Black and White

Not only is Herefordshire the home of Hereford Cattle, it is the historical home of Ryeland Sheep – a breed famed for its top-quality wool. Discover how this ‘Lemster Ore’ became a textile trade phenomenon in the middle ages.

Follow the Black and White Trail – a 40 mile circular tour – and see hundreds of original 16th and 17th Century timber-framed buildings set in stunning Black and White villages.

Visit Leominster Priory, a place of gathering for over 1350 years where you can reflect on medieval justice – with a look at one of England’s last surviving ducking stools, or take the innovative tablet tour to discover the secrets of the Grade II* listed timber-framed market hall built by John Abel in 1633, Grange Court.

Escape to the landscape, and the landscaped

Walking in Leominster

There’s ample opportunity amongst the picturesque scenery for walkers to stretch their legs and cyclists to roll their wheels. And for the more adventurous, there are lots of outdoor activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy.

For a designed outdoors, the National Trust’s Berrington Hall boasts Capability Brown’s last landscape garden design and Croft Castle is on the doorstep.

Accommodation in Leominster
Leominster has a fantastic selection of B&Bs, self-catering and farmhouses available, so you can pick the perfect place to spend your stay.
Food and Drink in Leominster
Looking for a taste of Leominster? Visit our many food and drink establishments such as the Monkland Cheese Dairy, where you can purchase and try delicious continental cheeses.
Herefordshire Raceway
Leominster has a variety of things to do for all types of people, such as a relaxing educational visit to one of our many museums and historic houses or an active day out at Herefordshire Raceway.
What's on in Herefordshire
If you have enjoyed browsing the antique shops, why not attend an auction. Leominster and the surrounding areas are always full with events for you to attend.