Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Visit Ledbury


Ledbury is a beautiful and historic market town.  We have many timber framed buildings in the main street, including our Market House.  This lovely old building is sometimes open to the public - call into the council office just behind it in the cobbled Church Lane to see if there is a tour available.
While you are in the council offices, see if the Painted Room is open.  This is part of an old merchant's house and has original, Tudor wall paintings.


The cobbled Church Lane leads up to the church of St Michael and All Angels.  Church Lane is lined on both sides with old timber framed buildings.  





Take a look in the Butcher's Row Museum.  This fascinating museum contains many momentos of time gone by in Ledbury.  

Look out for the slipper bath in the upstairs room.  This was taken around the parish in times gone by so that the poor could have a bath.  Each user had to empty one bucketful of dirty water, using the tap on the bath, and add one bucketful of water of their own.  Yuck - imagine being the last person to use it!!

Don't just pass through Ledbury on your way to somewhere else.  Stay a while.  You will find a whole range of accommodation on the Ledbury bed and breakfast website.




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