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Ledbury

Nestling in the foothills of the Malverns, Ledbury is a thriving market town that dates back to at least the 11th century. It has some spectacular black-and-white buildings including the Feathers Hotel and the unusual, 17th-century Market House built on wooden pillars in the middle of the High Street.  However, it was during the Georgian period that Ledbury really came to prominence and there many fine Georgian houses in the broad, straight High Street.

A cobbled lane, flanked by medieval buildings, leads from the Market house  uphill to the church, which is perhaps the finest non-monastic church in Herefordshire. The church, much of which dates back to the 13th Century, has a separate tower topped by a soaring 18th century spire.

Ledbury can lay claim to 2, possibly 3 famous poets. Elizabeth Barrett Browning grew up in Ledbury and John Masefield was born there.  It is also possible that William Langland who wrote the great medieval poem Pier Plowman lived there. Not surprisingly, therefore, its acclaimed Poetry Festival, which takes place annually in July, is the biggest and best in the UK.

Visit Flicks in the Sticks for details of the regular film programme at Ledbury Market Theatre

For more info see www.visitledbury.org


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