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Leominster Town Information




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The Three Horseshoes - Photo © Colin Smith
The Three Horseshoes - Photo: Colin Smith CCL

A delightful old market town situated in a valley on the River Lugg, Leominster’s narrow medieval streets are lined with timber-framed Tudor properties and quickly take the visitor back in time. It lies at the heart of the so-called ‘black and white villages trail’ and boasts a pre-Norman priory church famed for its three naves and a ducking stool used until the early 19th century to tame gossiping women. The Old Priory Workhouse is now a youth hostel, which acts as a base for both walkers and cyclists. The town has produced fine wool since the 13th century but is better known today for its red Herefordshire cattle, which are exported worldwide. Nearby stands the National Trust’s Berrington Hall, a Georgian mansion built by Henry Holland (in 1778-81) and landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown.