Ledbury

Poetry Town. Historic charm. Independent shops.

 

  • Excellent independent places to shop & eat
  • Visit local artisan cider, gin & wine producers
  • Eastnor Castle & the Malvern Hills nearby
  • Home to Ledbury Poetry Festival
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Ledbury

 

Ledbury's historic streets are lined with brilliant independent shops, plus plenty of places to refuel. The town is surrounded by woods, orchards and hills, with footpaths winding up to the  Malvern Hills. Literary luminaries, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning and John Masefield, were enamoured with this beautiful area. And the local love affair with words continues via the international Ledbury Poetry Festival.

 

Love Your Ledbury Break

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Ledbury Shopping

Eclectic Shopping, Excellent Eating

Ledbury’s array of independent shops is quite irresistible. Homewares are a particular speciality, from interiors mecca Tinsmiths to the nordic delights of Hus & Hem. Wander around art galleries and bookshops, womenswear boutiques and lifestyle stores. There are plenty of places to refuel during a shopping spree: enjoy al fresco coffees, chic lunches, or a pie and a pint of Ledbury Gold.

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Ledbury

History on the Streets

The unusual stilted Market House in the heart of Ledbury, dating from the 17th century, continues to host twice-weekly markets. Tucked away on the opposite side of the High Street is the recently restored Masters House, its Tudor history revealed on an interactive tour. Church Street, a cobbled lane running behind the Market House, is home to the 16th-century Painted Room, the Heritage Centre and the Butcher’s Row Museum. At the end stands St Michael’s and All Angels Church, housing relics from the Civil War; musket-ball holes from that conflict still pepper walls at The Talbot hotel.  

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Chase

Meet the Artisan Makers

The countryside around Ledbury is studded with wonderful wine, gin and cider producers, from big names such as Weston’s and Chase to smaller artisan outfits including Gregg’s Pitt Cider & Perry, Oliver’s Cider & Perry, Little Pomona Cidery, Coddington Vineyard and Frome Valley Vineyard.

Book a tour or tutored tastings to enjoy the flavours of Herefordshire.

Out and About

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Cider Circuits

Cider Circuits

Herefordshire’s cider is the stuff of legend. Follow the fantastic Cider Circuits to journey through our scenic countryside by bike or car, meeting some of the finest local cider and perry producers en route. The Redstreak circuit takes in Ledbury as well as nearby Westons Cider and Gregg's Pit.

 

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Ledbury

Walk the Herefordshire Trail

This fantastic walking route calls at Ledbury on its circular journey around the county. Stroll a short section in a day or tackle the full 150-mile circuit.

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