It was our day off today and having missed the bus we had to wait another hour until the next one. Our day then started with brunch in the Market House Cafe, just by the old Market House. It is now under new management and the food in there is excellent, even though the decor doesn’t quite match it yet.
Dean had poached eggs on granary toast (£3.25) and I had scrambled egg, mushrooms and tomato on granary bread (£4.60)
Then we went on the Ledbury Heritage Trail, a half mile walk around the heart of Ledbury devised by the Ledbury & District Civic Society (LDC). One of the campers gave us the leaflet to follow and we spent a good hour wandering around the town.
We were transported back in time when the main street had sheep pens and pigs for sale. One of the old buildings that used to be on the High Street was rescued by the LDC in 1979 and moved to Church Lane, adjacent to the main street. It now houses the Butcher Row House Museum, that is manned by a tour guide who had a wealth of information to give.
There are a mixture of really pretty buildings, with the black and white timber frontages adding that little bit extra to the town. Gas street lighting can still be found if you look hard enough.