An unspoiled market town in the lee of the Malvern Hills, Ledbury provides the visitor with a quintessentially romantic picture of olde England. It was visited by the poets Wordsworth and Browning and was the birthplace of another famous poet, John Masefield (1878-1967). Among its many picturesque charms are St Michael’s Parish Church, with its detached, 200ft spire, the 17th century, timber-framed Market Hall and the Butchers Row House Folk Museum. The town, which hosts a major international poetry festival each July, lies close to the refurbished 19th century Eastnor Castle, which is set in a beautiful park and contains numerous works of art.
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