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Ledbury has attracted film makers for period dramas amongst these the BBC filmed scenes for the TV film "By the Sword Divided".
Ledbury is a Herefordshire market town, lying east of Hereford, and west of the Malvern Hills.
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Ledbury enjoys an income from tourism, being steeped in history in an attractive rural area.
The English County of Herefordshire borders the counties of Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and Gloucestershire and also Wales. The town of Ledbury is 28 miles from Cheltenham and 18 miles from Tewkesbury.
The main roads through the town are the A449 and the A417, and the M50 motorway runs to the south. Ledbury railway station is near the western end of the Cotswold Line and offers direct services to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham, Oxford and London Paddington.
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A Herefordshire town and its nearby villages and attractions - Ledbury just 16 miles from Worcester following the A449 this attractive town has much for the visitor to see , with its black and white timber framed buildings it has a charm that has attracted tourists from the world over, with its many small individual shops shopping can be done at a leisurely pace.
There are many Pubs, Hotels and eating places situated about the town providing plenty of choice for the visitor.
We have a reputation for providing excellent sales and service for white and brown goods. Ultimately, our stated aim is quite simple‚Ä¶ to offer total home solutions. Here at Peter Ledbury Ltd we have been successful in providing a select range of quality products across a wide range of budgets. All products can be delivered and installed by our highly qualified and friendly professionals. We pride ourselves on offering the following:-
Ledbury forms part of three electoral wards of Herefordshire Council.
The chef: Originally from Australia, Brett Graham started cooking in his Newcastle (NSW) hometown at the age of 15. His early career highlight was a subsequent three year-stint with Liam Tomlin in Banc, Sydney, where he bagged the Josephine Pignolet Award, granting him a trip to the UK. Graham opened The Ledbury in central London when he was just 25.
Amongst the places of interest is the Ledbury Heritage Centre here visitors can discover more about the historic town.
Each month a Folk evening is held and is a popular event. See more about - Wassailing and Morris Dancing.
The town is the venue for various events including the Poetry Festival. The annual Community Day takes place in June each year. The first such event was an Ox Roast on 2 June 2013 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, exactly 60 years after an ox roast that was held in 1953 in Ledbury on Coronation Day.
There are two other Pubs in Much Marcle both of whom cater with Bar Snacks and Full Menu's, these are The Walwyn Arms and the Royal Oak they are situated on the A449 and are just a short distance away.
Nearby is the 'Slip Tavern', named after the famous Landslip which occurred in 1571, details of this are described in the entrance hall, the Slip offers fresh home cooked food , a selection of Ales and Wines are available , with its Gardens providing an outside eating area as well as the attractive Bar and Lounge the welcoming atmosphere of the ĎSlip' is an ideal place to "take a break" whilst on day out.
Ledbury is home to Amcor's flexible-packaging manufacturing plant. This has been awarded both the 'Carbon Reduction Cost-Saving Award - over 250 employees' and 'Most Promising New Low-Carbon Product / Service Award - over 250 employees' in the West Midlands Low-Carbon-Economy 2010 awards.
The Ledbury Leisure Centre is available to non-members and can be booked on a casual basis.
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In his free time: Graham enjoys hunting and gardening and goes for regular walks around Richmond Park in southwest London, which is known for its wild deer.
Ledbury is one of three market towns (Leominster, Bromyard and Ledbury) in the Leominster parliamentary constituency.
Ledbury Poetry Festival and Hellens Garden Festival seek poems inspired by the plants in Hellens Manor Physic Garden. ¬†Some of these were recorded during the 2016 Lebury Poetry Festival and these recordings can now be heard on the Poetica Botanica page.
Coddington vineyard has been described as one of the most beautiful vineyards in England. It lies below the Malvern Hills in an area of outstanding beauty. It is a small family business with a two acre vineyard and modern winery. Bacchus, one of the most widely planted grape varieties in England, excels here. This is an early ripening cross of Sylvaner, Riesling and Muller Thurgau . It is pleasantly scented, dry with good acidity with a hint of Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc.
Elizabeth Barrett-Browning came to live in the area as a child and it was at Ledbury that she started to write her poetry, the town Library is a memorial to her and is known as the Barrett-Browning Institute, it is the home of a collection of books associated with John Masefield and the Dymock Poets.
The cuisine: In the chef‚Äôs own words, his cuisine is ‚Äúbased around fabulous British produce where possible, with lots of vegetables and wild English game‚Äú. One of his most iconic dishes is flame-grilled mackerel with smoked eel, celtic mustard and shiso.
Other attractions near Ledbury are Eastnor Castle standing on the A438 road, this has its origins in Georgian times , many events are held here throughout the year, the castle itself is decorated in Gothic and Italianate style. There is Children's playground, a Maze and a Garden Centre, surrounded by a Deer Park , Arboretum plus a Lake it is a pleasant attraction to the area. For more information see - Eastnor Castle.
Each July Ledbury plays hosts to a poetry festival and attracts many persons of fame in the literary world.
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You may not know that‚Ä¶ Graham will open a deer park (with a collection of rare white red deer that will form part of the herd) in 2017. Recently, he has also started using a probiotic technique to produce compost made from 100% kitchen waste. These are given out to customers in 5kg bags to take home for their indoor planting or gardening needs.
Butcher Row House is a Folk Museum and has many objects of local history on view.
The Church is St. Bartholomew and has its origins in the 13th century, there is an ancient Yew tree , it hollow trunk can hold 10-12 people, due to its age the branches are sagging , these are supported by old gas lamp posts that were obtained from Cheltenham.
Ledbury is named after the River Leadon which flows through the parish.The River Leadon is one of the five rivers in the county of Herefordshire.
Founded c.1231, this is a rare surviving example of a hospital complex, with hall, chapel, a Master's House (fully restored and opened in March 2015 to house the Library), almshouses and a timber-framed barn.
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Ledbury Poetry Festival is a charitable organisation and donations help us to keep the cost of tickets to a minimum. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.
A point of interest also within the village is Hellens, this is a fortified manor house and dates back to mediaeval times, it is reputed to have a ghost and a secret passage, its fascinating history attracts many visitors and is worth a visit, opening days are restricted to Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sunday, Bank Holidays and by special arrangement.