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High Street, Leominster - - 1612417.jpg
Leominster High Street
Population 11,691 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SO496591
Civil parish Leominster
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HR6
Dialling code 01568
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
List of places

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


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 as 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 A44, which runs from Oxford to Aberwystwyth and 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

Leominster has two twin towns. It is twinned with: