The town has many traditional black and white buildings, although the one that dominates is the 17th century Market House on the High Street, used today as an exhibition space, a site for the town's market and the Council Chamber.
Other notable attractions include the Painted Room, which is in the Council Offices. The room's paintings were uncovered in 1988 and are thought to date from the Tudor period.
The town received its charter in 1138 and markets are still held on Tuesday and Saturdays underneath the Market House. Unlike many towns, Ledbury has managed to keep a wide variety of independent shops, which makes shopping in the town a uniquely pleasurable experience.
Ledbury is set in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. The Malvern Hills and Wye Valley Areas of Natural Outstanding Beauty and the Forest of Dean are all close by.
Photos by Geraldine Holbourne
It has excellent transport links too, with a mainline railway station and easy access to the M50 and M5 motorways. Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Birmingham are all within an hour's journey of the town.