Hello fellow budget hunters – Ledbury
Apologies for the delay on blog posts, I have been fairly ill these last few days only with a cold but the self pity means I’ve been lazy with writing and pre writing posts!
Yesterday, it was a lovely sunny day and I felt like exploring but didn’t want to go far from home. After my whole post about my mental health and my love of being a tourist in my home city. I decided to take that as a post for my inspiration of where I went! My family moved to a new Herefordshire town (Ledbury) last year and I haven’t spent much time here so we decided to be tourists and find out more.
I will admit, we got some dodgy looks as I’m not sure many DSLRs are taken around Ledbury in the middle of the day but it is a lovely market town. The town Wikipedia page describes our destination as “Ledbury is a Herefordshire market town, lying east of Hereford, and west of the Malvern Hills. It has a significant number of timber-framed structures, in particular along Church Lane and High Street.” With a population of around 10,000 and a lot of interesting buildings, I was excited to go and have a proper look around.
After walking to the Library in it’s new location of Masters house, we spent a good 30 minutes walking around reading all the signs and listening to the stories/interactive screens. I found out a lot about what the ‘hospital’ was and how it was used over the past 800 years.
We then walked under the Market House, which is similar to Grange Court in Leominster but still open underneath. The market is still in action on some days which made me happy. From there we went up Church Street – which I only know as it is home to a pub I frequent! The cobbled street is beautiful and quintessentially English! There is lots of activities along it, that I normally walk past as I’ve enjoyed the local cider! Also home to some public toilets – handy hint there for tourists!
Museums in Ledbury
Along the lane we saw the Butcher Row House museum, which we walked around and is home to one of 3 known Boot Baths in the world! It was nice for a little walk around but after coming out – almost opposite was the Heritage Centre which was very informative! I didn’t know Ledbury used to have two train stations!
They also had a really cool puzzle, which took us a few minutes! After that we investigated the church before heading home. I know I missed a lot of things including the 16th century painted room and lots of other sights. However I do live here so there’s plenty of time!
I hope you explore Ledbury too or even your own hometown and have fun! x x x
I also wrote this post about the Malvern Hills here!