It's the birthplace of poets Thomas Traherne and William Langland, and the poet laureate, John Masefield, grew up here. It was also the childhood home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning before the family moved to Wimpole Street in London. William Wordsworth stayed here too with friends, the Dymock Poets. It isn't surprising then that Ledbury hosts its own annual Poetry Festival.
Ledbury's distinguished heritage is particularly evident in the famous Church Lane, a narrow cobbled walkway off the centre of the High Street that leads from the town to the lovely parish church.
The noteworthy Market House dominates the town centre and stands near the entrance to Church Lane. This early 17th century building, once a grain or wool store, and council chamber, is said to have been built by John Abel - the King's Carpenter.
The superb 17th century Skynner family tomb depicts husband and wife, Edward and Elizabeth of Ledbury Park. Their infant daughter rests between them; she was killed, so it is said, by the last wolf in the district.
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