Ledbury

Ledbury is a Herefordshire market town that lies east of Hereford, and west of the Malvern Hills. The town has a significant number of timber-framed structures along Church Lane and High Street. Church Lane is also a much-photographed cobbled medieval street which leads into the Parish Church. The timber framed black and white market house was built in 1617 and therefore of great historical interest.

Ledbury was the birthplace of the poet John Masefield who is best known for the children’s novels; The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and the poems The Everlasting Mercy and “Sea-Fever”. It was the home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and is associated with the Dymock Poets (who were Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas).

One of the most visited attractions near Ledbury is Eastnor Castle which dates back to Georgian times and is home to many family events throughout the year. Discover medieval armour, fine art, tapestries and breathtaking views. Children can explore the grounds including the Knight’s Maze, adventure playground, obstacle course, woodland play area with rope swings and the lakeside and woodlands walks.

Ledbury is home to the family friendly music festival Lakefest and if you love poetry join hundreds for the 10-day long Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Events In Ledbury

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From short strolls by pools to rambles through woodland to waymarked circular walks, there is a path for everyone on Ledbury hiking & walking trails......

Take mouth watery journey to Ledbury offering an abundance of food & booze with a local focus......

What makes a great day out? Perhaps it’s family fun, delving into history, exploring the countryside........

Dine out at well-seasoned stalwarts to tasty fine dining.......

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Outdoor Activities

Bosbury loop walks are 3 easy routes through the farms & orchards that surround the village of Bosbury just 3.5 miles from Ledbury......

Outdoor Activities

This Ledbury to Eastnor circular walk starts in the town centre to Eastnor Castle. Experience the rich historical legacy of Herefordshire......

Self Guided Walk

This delightful little stroll is only 1.4km. The Ledbury historic walk portrays the town’s character & half-timbered Victorian buildings......

Guided Walk

With its history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, many buildings dating back to the 16th Century, no surprise there are tales of ghosts......