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poetry medieval black & white cider Ledbury
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Situated beneath the ancient Malvern Hills is the beautiful and distinctive medieval market town of Ledbury. Vibrant and bursting with unique independent businesses, famous landmarks and culture, its cobbled mews, galleries, markets and annual poetry festival attracts visitors in abundance.
Shopping Mews
Explore Ledbury’s mews and hidden side streets, discover its secret archways and cobbled lanes of independent shops, fashion and gift boutiques, antiques, galleries and book stores. Revel in the artisan flavours of Herefordshire, uncover excellent eateries and peruse the specialist foodie outlets. Browse the weekly markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays held in the majestic Market Hall in the town centre, a splendid Grade 1 listed building dating back to 1617.
Black & White Charm
Steeped in history and heritage there are several notable buildings of interest within the town; St Katherines and
The Masters House circa 1231 and 1485 respectively, recently renovated and a rare surviving example of a hospital complex is now Ledbury’s library.
Church Lane with its charming cobbles and beautiful aspect of medieval buildings includes Butchers Row House Folk Museum which houses memorabilia worn in the Battle of Ledbury (1645), Victorian costumes and folk curiosities. The distinctive Heritage Museum houses a mysterious Painted Room; its walls painted with frescoes by an unknown 16thC artisan.
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