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Ledbury Carnival


Monday 27 August

(Bank Holiday Monday)


Ledbury Carnival

+ street entertainment




Ledbury Horticultural Society

Flower Show

in the Community Hall


free tours of The Master's House


Ledbury Carnival

Ledbury Festival







Junior Cricket


Monday 6-Thursday 10 August

Eastnor Cricket Club,

Clencher's Mill Lane,

Eastnor, HR8 1RL

Youth County Cricket

Festival matches


Eastnor Cricket Club














Saturday 8-Sunday 16 September


various locations in Herefordshire

including Ledbury


Herefordshire Art Week








Charity Fun Dog Show


Saturday 18th August


(registration from 10am)

The Nest , Little Verzons Farm, Hereford Road,

Ledbury, HR8 2PZ

Charity Fun Dog Show

in aid of Community Action

entry: £2


The Nest



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


Excelsa Voces

Men in General

The Longest Johns

Hereford Soul Choir

The Nest










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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.