Leominster – the epitome of old English charm
Set in the heart of the Herefordshire Marches, “Lemster” sits halfway between Ludlow and Hereford. Best known for its medieval black and white buildings and antique shops, there’s plenty more to keep visitors occupied in a quintessentially English town.
Leominster Victorian Market (14.12.2013)
Our history’s a great yarn
Discover the historical home of Ryeland Sheep – a breed famed for producing top-quality wool – and how this “Lemster Ore” became a textile trade phenomenon in the middle ages.
Drive the Black and White trail – a 40 mile circular tour for the motorist – and see of hundreds of original 16th and 17th Century timber-framed buildings. Visit Leominster Priory, a place of gathering for over 1350 years where you can reflect on medieval justice – with a look at one of England’s last surviving ducking stools.
Finer food and wine
As you’d expect there’s plenty of choice when it comes to fine Herefordshire foods and places to enjoy them, whilst the Vineyards of Broadfield Court produce English wines that are certain to impress.
Go once, go twice, grab a bargain
If the drama of an auction room fires you up then drop into the Brightwells fine art sale room. Or if you’ve a nose for antiques hunt out some heritage hardware amongst Leominster’s many Antique shops.
Escape to the landscape, and the landscaped
There’s ample opportunity amongst the picturesque scenery for walkers to stretch their legs and Cyclists to roll their wheels. For a designed outdoors – Berrington Hall boasts Capability Brown’s last landscape garden design.
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