Trains to Ledbury pass through the Malvern Hills in east Herefordshire, before coming to rest in a beautiful market town. The station itself is on the outskirts of Ledbury, but regular local buses carry passengers to and from the town centre. It was originally built in 1861, and has undergone several face-lifts over the years - today its defining feature is the ticket office, located in a wooden chalet at the entrance.
Ledbury is notable for its charming timber-framed buildings, which include the 17th century Market House and The Feathers Hotel. Church Lane, one of Britain's most famous cobbled medieval streets, is also worth a peek. The town's popular Poetry Festival, held each July, is internationally acclaimed - and the town has had some famous literary residents too, including John Masefield, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and William. For a family day out, try nearby Eastnor Castle, which has displays of medieval armour, fine art and tapestries, and a fun maze for the kids.