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Ledenik is a small village, located along the main road of Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo, 7 km from the old capital and about 12 km from Arbanasi, on the banks of the Yantra River. The area has been inhabited since ancient times to the present day, and the visitors who are interested in its past, may see the remains of a Thracian settlement and a church in the area of Visokite Kamani, located along the village. Nowadays Ledenik has preserved its old houses from the Revival era which have one or two storeys, with a stone foundation and wooden balconies. In Ledenik one may also visit the Revival church of St. George, built in 1844. The main attraction of the village is the ancient tower from the 17th century (1650), also known as the Tower of Shemshi Bay and there is an interesting story about it, much like that of Romeo and Juliet. The building has three floors and has been the private residence of the governor (Shemshi Bay), but after it was abandoned, the locals began to call it simply 'The Tower'. The House of the Bay was richly and gorgeously settled and nowadays the three-story building is turned into an ethnographic museum, exhibiting tools of everyday life of people, including costumes, tools of housework and field work, and so on. The "Bay Sarah" is located on the second floor of the Tower of Shemshi Bay and there are meeting rooms with rugs, woodwork and wrought iron on the third floor. The proximity of Ledenik to Veliko Tarnovo and the beautiful surroundings make the village an attractive place for the lovers of peace and tourism outside the city. For them, a number of villas, guest houses and hotels in Ledenik offer home comfort and coziness. The area around the village is suitable for horseback riding, picnics, fishing, sports and soccer at the village stadium, extreme mountain biking. Ledenik is a good starting point to visit all the sights of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. The convenient roads nearby provide quick and easy access to Dryanovo, the Dryanovo Monastery, Kilifarevo and the Kilifarevo Monastery, Gabrovo and Etara.
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