There’s a certain air of charm and timelessness about Ledbury; it’s a very attractive town with several Black and White timber framed buildings including the 17th century Market Hall where a market is still held twice a week. Either side of the Church Lane are quirky medieval buildings that overhang the cobbles, and one of them houses the Painted Room, which is worth a look. In the Heritage Museum you can see displays of some of the famous poets who lived in the town, including John Masefield and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning. What would they have made of it when in July each year the town plays host to the Ledbury Poetry Festival?
The shops are mostly independent and the eateries are plentiful; have coffee at the Muse Café, lunch at the Malthouse or the Prince of Wales.