Countryside dating hereford
Black and white half-timbered buildings abound in the old town, centred on the 17th century Market House, which is still regularly used today for market trading.
Located in Ledbury are delicatessens, traditional butchers and high quality greengrocers as well as several galleries, craftsmen, a gunsmith and country clothing specialist.
After the Norman Conquest in 1066 Hereford became an important border town of the Welsh Marches, principally for defence of the kingdoms.
Hereford is known the world over for its cattle, cider & hops, The Old House (built in 1621) and the Cathedral (dating from 1079), which houses the Mappa Mundi.
The Feathers Hotel and The Talbot Hotel are good examples of 16th Century coaching Inns and there are plenty of other well respected restaurants and attractive pubs to visit in the town and surrounding area.
Ledbury is within 10 minutes of the motorway network (junction 2, M50) and the A417 provides good access via Swindon to the east.
From the earliest times, this strategic military post on the borders with Wales played its bloody part in history, culminating in the Civil War when the city succumbed to Parliamentarian wrath.
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Ross offers a range of independent shops, art galleries and antiques shops and is ideally situated for commuting to the Midlands and the Welsh borders and convenient for access throughout Herefordshire.
he name “Hereford” comes from the Saxon “army ford”: a piquant thought as you cross one of today’s bridges over the River Wye—relatively recent, 15th to 20th-century constructions.