Nestled in the heart of the glorious Herefordshire countryside, within touching distance of the Welsh border, the delightful market town of Leominster exudes an historic charm which is hard to resist.
The centre of Leominster (pronounced 'Lemster') is a charming mix of traditional shops, antique stores, cafes and historic public houses. Indeed, the town could have been made specifically for the purpose of enjoying a relaxing afternoon stroll.
Of all the historic buildings in the town, the oldest is the magnificent Priory Church, which dates all the way back to the 7th century. In addition to the timber-framed splendour of the town itself, Leominster also has a number of visitor attractions.
First opening its doors over 40 years ago, the Leominster Folk Museum houses a fascinating variety of exhibits which tell the story of Leominster, the 'Town in the Marches'. Nature lovers are sure to want to visit the Small Breeds Farm Park and Animal Centre in nearby Kington, where it is possible to meet a friendly collection of horses, donkeys, sheep and owls.
Those who enjoy pursuits of a slightly more energetic nature are well-catered for in Leominster. Part of the Black and White Trail, the rolling landscape of which surrounds the town, is ideal for both walkers and cyclists. Meanwhile, just a few miles from Leominster, Oaker Wood Leisure provides outdoor activities such as paintballing, rope climbing and target shooting.
To experience centuries of history in a glorious countryside setting, with a host of activities near to hand, why not consider staying in this delightful town on your next break? For accommodation see Leominster holiday cottages.