Postcards from Ledbury, Part I

Black and white and classic all over: that describes the English market town of Ledbury perfectly.

Ledbury Market Hall and clock tower (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Located in Herefordshire, Ledbury is full of beautifully-preserved timber frame buildings, and plenty of English history too. It was, among other things, the site of a battle during the English Civil War in 1645 and the birthplace of notable English poet John Masefield.

Church Street (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Church Street (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Nowadays, it’s the perfect village to spend an afternoon in. Meander up the cobbled Church Street, stopping in to see the Painted Room, which houses Elizabethan era wall paintings. Stop at the Prince of Wales pub for a half or the Trumpet Corner Tearoom if a clarifying cup is more your speed.

Church Street (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

And be sure to pop into the Butcher Row House Museum, itself housed in an historic building. It features objects of local interest, including artifacts from the aforementioned Battle of Ledbury, as well as Tudor period items and other oddities.

Talbot Pub (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Church Street (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

It’s easy to see why photographers love Ledbury. With its high concentration of historic timber framed houses and buildings, there are plenty of little corners to discover and capture.

Ledbury Market Hall (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Church Street (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Have you been to Ledbury before? What did you think? I’d love to hear in a comment or an e-mail!

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