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Open Heritage Days


Thur 6-Sun 9 & Thur 13-Sun 16
Heritage Open Days
Historic venues open their doors.
t:   020 7824 7180
e:  info@heritage




Open Day


Sat 8

The Master's House, St. Katherine's, Bye Street, Ledbury, HR8 1EA
Heritage Open Day
free admission
t:   020 7824 7180

w: Herefordshire Open Heritage Days
t:   01432 383499

w: Ledbury Library








Sat 8

gates open at 5pm
demonstration 9-10.40pm
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury,

Firework Champions
entry: pre-booked    £18 adult,

                                  £  9 child
          on the gate    £21 adult,

                                 £11 child
disabled access & parking

camping available Fri & Sat
at £10 per adult per night (children free)
bring your tent or caravan
gazebo permit £25 per gazebo (booking fee of £1.50)
book either by 'phone or on-line
t:  01327 876037
w: Firework Champions













Saturday 8-Sunday 16 September


various locations in Herefordshire

including Ledbury


w: Herefordshire Art Week







Classical Music Concert


Sun 9

The Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, HR8 2LY
flute & harp concert
Alvor Duo: Sarah Newbold (flute) &
Katherine Thomas (harp)
playing a mixed programme including works by Bach, Mozart, Donizetti, William Alwyn & Jean-Michel Damase
tickets: £16, students £8
including complimentary strawberries & cream in the interval
from Hereford Courtyard Box Office

t:  01432 340555
& on-line at w: The Courtyard,


t:   01531 660504




Four Nights of Vocal Concerts


Thursdays 5, 13, 20 & 27 September


(tickets include a pre-concert supper

at 7pm if you book for more than one)

Thursday 8:     Excelsa Voces

(quintet performing medieval & contemporary music)

Thursday 13:  Men in General (acappella quadruplet)

Thursday 20:  The Longest Johns

(shanty specialists)

Thursday 27:   Hereford Soul Choir

The Nest, Little Verzons Farm,

Hereford Road,

Ledbury, HR8 2PZ

t:   01531 670816


w: The Nest

      Excelsa Voces

      Men in General

      The Longest Johns

      Hereford Soul Choir










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<Market House, Ledbury>

   Ledbury is a market town with a timeless, unhurried quality about it. Rich in history it existed as an early Saxon settlement before being described as Liedeberge (Leadon Hill) in the Domesday Book.


   It has excellent examples of Norman, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian architecture and a history that includes the Battle of Ledbury (1645) and the Turnpike Riot (1735).

<Eastnor Castle>
Ledbury has excellent accommodation with hotels filled with history, inns full of tradition and quality bed and breakfasts. There is also self catering accommodation, campsites and even 'glamping' in the heart of the countryside.
<Malvern Hills>

   Rising from the Vale of Leadon, Ledbury is nestled beneath the ancient Malvern Hills - a major local attraction.

   From the Malverns, Marcle Ridge and May Hill the three counties roll out before you with undulating hills, broadleaf and conifer woods, orchards of apples and pears, winding country lanes and picturesque black and white villages and hamlets.

Poetry is of great cultural and historical significance to Ledbury. Poet Laureate John Masefield (1878 - 1967) was born and raised in Ledbury and wrote about its life and traditions. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era and lived on the outskirts of Ledbury at Hope End.
<William Langland>

 It is thought medieval poet William Langland (pictured left at St. Mary the Virgin, in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire) was born in Ledbury. He is famous for his C14th poem Piers Plowman - a veiled, subversive attack on clerical and political corruption, thought to have been an inspiration for the Peasant's Revolt of 1381.


William’s Vision of Piers Plowman



   Famously the Dymock Poets - Robert Frost, Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, John Drinkwater and Eleanor Farjeon - lived in the Dymock area intermittently from 1911 to 1914 and were greatly inspired by local countryside.


   The Ledbury Poetry Festival (held every July) is England's premier poetry festival with national and internationally acclaimed poets alongside local poets, workshops, walks and exhibitions.