Ledbury In Herefordshire
Located East of hereford and South of the Malvern Hills Ledbury is not considered to be a tourist town, although there are many things that would interest visitors in and around this community. Traveling to Ledbury is not as problem as there are direct trains that run to and from Hereford, Worcester, Brimingham, Oxford, and London Padding.
Things To Do
Ledbury is the perfect place for a day trip or even a long weekend and there is plenty to see and do for those staying a few days. There is Eastnor castle is nestled in the Malven hills and looks like something out a fairytale. It is surrounded by a lake and deer park. There are places where you take walks, a picnic area, play areas for children and tea shop. Eastnor Pottery and the fly potter is a unique potter where visitors both children and adults can come and make a pot or two, this is great rainy weather entertain as well as something for the more artistic people to enjoy.
Church Street is also an interesting place to visit, though don't expect to see many churches as this narrow lane street is filled with cafes, a chocolate shop, museum, heritage centre and few lovely shops as well a number of historic black and white buildings.
You can also enjoy an afternoon at the Feather hotel leisure spa or driving a land rover. Then you can spend a couple of hours with your children at the Newbridge play barn and farm park, kids love the tractor ride.
You can also sit and enjoy a show at the market theatre or simply explore the town or take a walk in the hills.
Like many of the town scattered across England Ledbury doesn't offer a lot in the way of nightlife and that's just how the locals like it, content with good food and their ales the pubs are the favored hot spots in the town when the sun goes down. Some of the more impressive pubs include:
Prince of Wales ( http://www.powledbury.com/ ) - Which offers a nice choice of ales, and even has a bit of music on Sunday afternoons.
Olde Talbot Hotel ( http://www.talbotledbury.co.uk/ )- Which lets rooms and is known for its friendly atmosphere and good food and ales.
The Full Pitcher- Also offers food and ale and also is child friendly, has a pool table and dart board, offers music one Saturday a month, Quizz night once a month and Karoke once a month. There is also jukebox for those who wanted to listen to music while they eat and/or drink.
Events and Festivals
Ledbury also has a couple of interesting festivals. The Ledbury food festival pays homage to their history of great poets by including poetry along with food, drink and music and The annual Big Chill.
When visiting the Herefordshire area, Ledbury is worth taking the time to spend a night or two and soak up some of the history and friendly atmosphere of this town.