Leominster

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Leominster
High Street, Leominster - geograph.org.uk - 1612417.jpg
Leominster High Street
Map of Herefordshire, with a red dot showing the location of Leominster
Map of Herefordshire, with a red dot showing the location of Leominster
Leominster
Location within Herefordshire
Population11,691 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSO496591
Civil parish
  • Leominster
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEOMINSTER
Postcode districtHR6
Dialling code01568
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire
52°13′N 2°44′W / 52.22°N 2.74°W / 52.22; -2.74Coordinates: 52°13′N 2°44′W / 52.22°N 2.74°W / 52.22; -2.74

Leominster (pronounced Lem-ster) is a market town in Northern Herefordshire, a county in England.

Geography[change | change source]

It is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Hereford, the county town, and 7 miles (11 km) south of Ludlow in Shropshire.

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:

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