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“A Nice Little Street”
Review of Church Street

Church Street
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Ledbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Church Street in Ledbury is a lovely cobbled street leading from the High Street up to the impressive St Michael’s & All Angels Church. On a nice summer’s day you will find it difficult to walk up and down the street without inadvertently being caught in a tourists picture, such is the frequency that Church Street is photographed. It is a very aesthetically pleasing street dominated by black & white timber framed buildings.

There are three museums along the route (all free) with the pick of the bunch being the Painted Room, although all are worth a visit. At the top of the street is a peaceful walled garden that is a nice place to sit when the weather allows it and the church itself. All of this is capped off by a very nice pub, cafe and chocolate shop. There is a short Heritage Trail that can be walked in Ledbury that allows you to take in all the historically significant buildings, including many of the ones along Church Street, which I would highly recommend doing.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

There are grander streets in Britain. There are streets with more magnificent sights. However, Church Street captures the sense of continuity of the past with a vibrant future that makes Ledbury so nice.

A street that heads upwards with a destination in sight, in this case the impressive St Michael's church, is very satisfying. Add to that original buildings - three if which are open as museums. But put in a good tearoom and a good pub too. Then remember that the street should be where people live, so put in some real houses. Chuck in the iconic Market Hall at the entrance to the street, and you have a great sight. It need not cost you a penny, but then you be missing out on the chocolate (I might not have mentioned the excellent chocolate shop) or a good lunch or an excellent pint.

Thank mike_registrar
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We visited Ledbury as a result of reading the Trip Advisor reviews for Church Lane. Ledbury is very picturesque, with many medieval black & white buildings and an excellent range of high quality, independent shops. We particularly loved the "Design Quarter" set back down a very pretty alleyway leading to 3 Scandinavian shops. The church is the centre of 19 parishes and very large with stunning memorials and a deep sense of historical worship and spirituality. Next to the church are some very ancient and beautiful buildings including a 18C Magistrates House and Court. The church is overlooked by a wonderful Queen Anne house set in a walled garden. Led bury should be added to the itinerary of any visit to this wonderful and varied area of the Malverns.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

It may not be the most obvious Herefordshire town to visit, but the idyllic market town of Ledbury is steeped in history and offers a superb range of independent shops and attractions.
Take a stroll through its streets lined with 17th century timber-framed buildings before enjoying a morning coffee. Refreshingly, visitors won't find any tax-evading multinational chains here - just peaceful tea rooms and bustling cafés serving a superb selection of home-made delights.
For a small town, Ledbury has an enviable range of more than 140 shops and boutiques, selling everything from stylish homeware to unique gifts and local produce.
Notable stores during my visit included the Scandinavian-themed Hus & Hem, Ethos, Shanti Shanti and Ceci Paolo, which also has a fine delicatessen.
Anyone feeling thirsty after all this retail therapy would be well advised to stroll along the cobbles of Church Street and visit the Prince of Wales - a fantastic family-friendly pub serving well-kept local ales such as Wye Valley, fine Belgian bottled beers and a delicious range of home-made shortcrust pastry pies.
No visit to Herefordshire would be complete without sampling some local ciders and the Three Counties Cider Shop in The Homend doesn't disappoint. Forget the chemical-ridden commercial brands - this store serves the real deal, with a bewildering array of outstanding cider and perry from award-winning local producers such as Once Upon a Tree. Samples are freely offered and visitors will find it hard to leave without purchasing a bottle or two of their exquisite Champagne-style range.
Ledbury has a strong cultural heritage, with famous poets John Masefield and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning both hailing from here. More recently, Richard Ashcroft, lead singer with Wigan indie-legends, The Verve, has also chosen to make this attractive market town his home.
In an age when high streets are struggling, it's reassuring to see a town such as Ledbury thriving through its commitment to keeping trade local. Long may it prosper.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Walk up the cobbled street, past the medieval buildings and quaint tea rooms- to the magnificent church at the top of the cobbled lane. It is almost like being on a film set- it has been used for film and tv locations- just amazing.

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