Ledbury is a beautiful ancient town in Herefordshire. Beautiful architecture lines its streets and offer a great array of things to see, do and explore. It's delightfully rural with plenty of quirky and independent boutiques, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities. Ledbury makes for an excellent holiday destination. Existing from early Saxon times it's mentioned in the Domesday Book. It has fine examples of buildings from Norman, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian times and is steeped in history back to the Battle of Ledbury and the Turnpike Riot. The town is more probably famous as a centre of poetry. The annual Ledbury Poetry Festival is held each July and hosts many national and international poets. Workshops, walks and exhibitions are all part of this festival. There is much to do in the town and surrounding countryside from golf and fishing to simply enjoying the Malvern Hill walks close-by. The trains from Ledbury will take you directly to London Paddington on the Cotswold Line, Reading, the Midlands or Hereford.