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Walk Length: 1¼ miles
Grade: Easy. On town pavements and roadside verges. Suitable for the mobility impaired and young children.
Start: By the Heritage Centre, 1 Rowberry Street, HR7 4DU
Grid Reference: 52 deg 11’24.67” N, 2 deg 30’ 25.78” W
Public transport: First or DRM Bus number 420 from Worcester or number 672 from Ledbury.
Parking: in the carpark by The Conquest Theatre on Tenbury Road, HR7 4LL (A 4214) or in the Church Lane carpark off Rowberry Street, HR7 4DU. Both are inexpensive pay-and-display. There are public toilets at the Conquest carpark. Allow at least an hour for the walk.

NB Bromyard has a one-way system: Broad Street and High Street run north-west, Rowberry Street runs south-east. Do remember to take care as you explore Bromyard: you are responsible for your safety – crossing a road safely is more important than taking a photo. Please respect the privacy and property of others, especially when viewing residential buildings.

Description: Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the name Bromyard derives from the Old English,‘an enclosure covered or fenced with Broom or Gorse’. And when, in the reign of Charles ll, John Ogilby set about producing the first road atlas, the ‘Britannia’, on the highway between Oxford and ‘Aberistwith’, he observed that Bromyard Downs were a mass of ‘Furrs and Ferns’. The layout has changed little since Ogilby’s day. Follow our Town Trail to view fine black and white half-timbered buildings, Georgian and Victorian facades, the Norman church and a toll-house, then perhaps drop into the History Centre to discover your roots, visit arts and craft galleries, the Sci-Fi exhibition, and indulge in some retail therapy – relax in an inn, a café or a pub…

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