Leominster High Street
|Location within Herefordshire|
|Population||11,691 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Hereford and Worcester|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
Geography[change | change source]
The town has a population of 11,691 people. This makes it Herefordshire's largest town (Hereford is a city). During the Middle Ages, Leominster was the hometown of Æthelmod, an English saint. He was buried in the town.
Leominster is situated on the A49 which runs north from Ross-on-Wye and ends just south of Bamber Bridge in Lancashire. It also has strong railway links. Leominster railway station is on the Welsh Marches Line. Passengers can get direct trains northbound to Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Chester, Llandudno, Holyhead, Crewe and Manchester as well as trains southbound to Hereford, Cardiff, Swansea and South-West Wales.
Twin towns[change | change source]
Leominster has two twin towns. It is twinned with: