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3 things to know about Ludlow Magnalonga
2 minute read
If you like walking and you enjoy eating, you'll love the Ludlow Magnalonga. A 9-mile scenic route in Mortimer Forest with pitstops for respite, drink and food, Sunday 14 August.
All in a day's trip: Sidney Nolan Studio, 'The Rodd', near Presteigne
3 minute read
Quick day trip idea! Visit the final home and studio of the leading 20th century Australian artist Sir Sidney Nolan at The Rodd in Presteigne.
One for the kids: Ludlow Castle's Heraldry trail
2 minute read
This is one for the kids! Learn more about coat of arms on the battlefield with Ludlow Castle's new heraldry trail.
Ukrainian Refugees in Ludlow area update
5 minute read
Ludlow Ukrainian Refugee Support Group has lots going on in August! If you want to join in the efforts, read on.
Top 5 county shows and more around Ludlow
4 minute read
For a day's sheer fun and entertainment, you cannot beat a county or dog show. Here are five for you to do in July and August.
Make time for Slow Food
6 minute read
The Slow Food Movement combines the pleasure of food with commitment to community and environment. Hannah James, co-chair of Slow Food Ludlow, explains what it means and why it resonates even in tough economic times.
What's on in and around Ludlow this June
3 minute read
Live well and spend the month of June with friends and family doing these fun activities.
Get ready for the Ludlow Food Festival 9-12 September 2022
1 minute read
It's the original festival for food and drink lovers with a line-up of top-notch chefs and food experts coming to the Ludlow Food Festival, 9-12 September.

Events

The Change Thai Bar & Garden, 3 Market Square
August 23, 2022
David Ian - Mediocre Gay
When you grow up gay in a small town in nineties-Kent, it’s easy to think that your sexuality is the reason you don’t fit in. You dream of what life will be like when you grow up, run away to the big city and find your people. You will finally know what it’s like to...
The Change Thai Bar & Garden, 3 Market Square
August 22, 2022
Camillacancantata
Camillacancantata – a developing Cabaret for the Anthropocene, solo piece with song and improvisation. Joining us for our PRIDE Ludlow opening night is the very incredible Camilla Saunders. Performer, composer, improviser, workshop facilitator Instruments: trombone, piano, accordion, ‘found’ instruments, voice First worked as theatre composer/MD Co-founder of Footloose Arts, Fractofusus, Radnor Improvisers, Terabac theatre. Member...
Start/Finish - Ludlow Rugby Club, SY8 1EE
August 14, 2022
THE LUDLOW MAGNALONGA FOOD AND DRINK WALK
The walk (it’s leisurely and fun, not a race!) takes you up and down footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes through unspoilt countryside with fine views all around. There may well be stiles, steep hills and rough tracks to navigate! And each year we explore a different route around Ludlow and the wonderful surrounding countryside. During...
The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0DH
August 13, 2022
Commemoration of the Sieges of Brampton Bryan Castle
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th of August  2022, 0am-5pm, at Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan Next month the English Civil War Society will make their last visit to commemorate the two sieges of Brampton Bryan Castle in 1643 and 1644. Brampton Bryan is the home of the current Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire Edward Harley, and it...
Weston Park, Shifnal, TF11 8
August 18, 2022
Camp Bestival Shropshire 2022
Join he first-EVER Camp Bestival Shropshire, a stellar sister show to the UK’s favourite family festival coming to Weston Park 18th-21st August 2022. Following hot on the heels of the pioneering Dorset-based jamboree which will take place in July, Camp Bestival Shropshire will be bringing all the unique and essential elements of the original Camp...
The Quarry, Shrewsbury
August 12, 2022
Shrewsbury Flower Show
A fantastic spectacular full of fun, flowers and fireworks. The show is one of the country’s premier flower show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. It has a small permanent staff and over 100 volunteers who manage and organise the whole event, from traffic flow, marquee and services contracts, publicity and marketing,...
Burford House Garden Centre
August 7, 2022
Burford House Motor Show
Starting at 11am, come and see a variety of classic motors. The event is FREE, and food and drinks will be served all day. And the Teme Valley Brass Band will be performing!
The Showground, Cleobury North, WV16 6RP.
August 4, 2022
Burwarton Show
The Show is a great day out for all the family offering the opportunity to meet and catch up with friends, new and old, in beautiful surroundings. The showground is packed with things to see and do for all ages.The Livestock area has a wide range of classes for cattle, sheep and pigs and hosts...
Tenbury Showground WR15 8AR
August 6, 2022
Tenbury Countryside Show
Nestled in meadows adjacent to the Victorian spa town of Tenbury Wells, Tenbury Countryside Show attracts 1000’s of visitors every year. This one-day show is amongst the U.K’s biggest; this said, in 2022, Tenbury Show still retains its rural charm and is deeply rooted in local Agricultural and Horticultural history. A fantastic day out for...
Ludlow Women's Centre
August 14, 2022
Mind Body Spirit Fair
Ludlow Women’s Centre first ever Mind Body Spirit event. There will be psychic mediums, healers, holistic therapists, crystals, bath and body and so much more. Entrance is free to visitors.

welcome to our new look

We, Claire and Lucy, launched Let’s Go Ludlow four years ago and we felt it was time for a refresh!

LGL is a passion project and we have loved sharing our insider’s view of the fresh, healthy and vibrant lifestyle that living in Ludlow gives us and our families.

And now we have a new challenge: championing local business.

In line with our new look, we are very excited to announce the upcoming launch of our NEW community, Let’s Go Local. We’re creating the ultimate A-Z local business directory free to all our readers and a digital subscription service from only £1.99 per month which will offer our members amazing discounts and offers to a wide variety of Ludlow businesses.

Launching soon – come and join us, we can‘t wait to meet you!

Eat & Drink

3 things to know about Ludlow Magnalonga
If you like walking and you enjoy eating, you'll love the Ludlow Magnalonga. A 9-mile scenic route in Mortimer Forest with pitstops for respite, drink and food, Sunday 14 August.
Make time for Slow Food
The Slow Food Movement combines the pleasure of food with commitment to community and environment. Hannah James, co-chair of Slow Food Ludlow, explains what it means and why it resonates even in tough economic times.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration roundup
Stuck for things to do this Jubilee holiday? Read the roundup of activities in Ludlow for all the family to enjoy.
Let's do ... food workshops this spring
Join one of these food and drink workshops/events and put your newfound knowledge to work when you entertain in the coming months.
It's the Spring Festival spree
It's the Spring Festival spree! Back after a two-year hiatus at the Ludlow Castle on 14-15 May, it's all barrels of fun, lashings of good food, music and of course classic cars. Tickets are available now.
Valentine's Day delights in Ludlow

We’ve made this Valentine’s Day a breeze. However you mark it, we’ve got you covered with the places to dine and shop or a quick, cosy, romantic weekend getaway close to home.

For your dining pleasure: new menus at Bill's Kitchen

Dinner & entertainment? Bill’s Kitchen rolls out a couple of special menus beginning in February that line up with Ludlow Assembly Room offerings.

Meet local chef: Nick Bennett, Old Downton Lodge

Nick Bennett, chef at Old Downton Lodge takes inspiration and sources some of his produce from the surrounding estate and local suppliers. Check out his quick and easy beef brisket recipe using Ludlow Gold.

Pubs with cosy fires and Christmas menus in Ludlow

‘Tis the season for log fires, festive feasts and quality time with family and friends and in Ludlow, you’ll find great food, the best of local ales, open fires and a warm welcome. Let’s get merry this Christmas!

3 quick and easy escape ideas near Ludlow this autumn

Time for a great escape? Avoid the hassle of fit-to-fly tests and queues at airports. Feel good about these 3 eco-conscious ways to rest and relax close to home.

Meet the truffle hunter

It’s truffle season! Everything you wanted to know about the earthy aromatic fungi is explained by owner of Shropshire Truffles, Mike Collison in our Q&A.

Flower farming firm is flourishing in Ludlow

Thanks to the Marches Step up programme, Ludlow’s Kim Ralph reset her career and her new business in ‘alternative’ bouquets is blooming.

Stay

3 quick and easy escape ideas near Ludlow this autumn

Time for a great escape? Avoid the hassle of fit-to-fly tests and queues at airports. Feel good about these 3 eco-conscious ways to rest and relax close to home.

Visit Shropshire launches FREE business membership under grant scheme

Listen up businesses in tourism, hospitality and retail, Visit Shropshire is offering you a free 6 months’ membership as part of a recovery grant scheme from Shropshire Council.

Place to stay: Steeple Mews Holiday Homes

Looking for holiday lets with plenty of room, parking and a stone’s throw from the market square? Look no further than Steeple Mews Holiday Homes writes owner Steve Barnes.

5 glamping retreats around Ludlow

With summer just around the corner, we’ve picked FIVE glamping sites near Ludlow that will make you feel like you’re on the ultimate Shropshire getaway

Place to stay: Upper Buckton B&B, Leintwardine

Jonathan and Mary Berry, owners of Upper Buckton B&B, Leintwardine, have made their home in the Herefordshire/Shropshire borders and invite you to stay!

Place to stay: My B&B life at Crow Leasow

Sally Kellard, owner of Bed & Breakfast, Crow Leasow says it’s been a tough year in hospitality, but she is ready to adapt to inevitable change.

Stay and walk: Charlie's Cottage, Ludlow

Charlie’s Cottage is a holiday let, centrally located and, just in time for reopening, its owners recommend a meandering, soul-warming walk along the river.

Shop local - Ludlow springs forth

On the 12 April some non-essential businesses can reopen their doors. Here’s a list of those who‘ve told us they’re welcoming back customers.

Stay and walk: Wilde Lodge, Knighton

It’s Wilde Lodge’s turn to share a great walk intriguingly called “the bat hotel loop”. This fabulous accommodation is just over 20 minutes away from Ludlow in Knighton.

Stay and walk: 19 Upper Linney, Ludlow

Rosemary, owner of 19 Upper Linney, self-catering cottage in Ludlow suggests a strenuous 10k walk from the doorstep for the more active among us.

Stay and walk: Abdon Ramblers Retreat, Brown Clee

Nicola, owner of Abdon Ramblers Retreat in Brown Clee, shares a walk from the accommodation’s doorstep in the second of our “stay and walk” series featuring recommended walks by owners of hoilday lets in the Ludlow area.

Stay and walk: Pillarbox Farm Cottages, Haytons Bent

Owners of local holidays lets and B&Bs share their favourite walks right from the doorstep in our new series: “Stay and walk”.

Weddings

How to plan your wedding ceremony in Ludlow

Planning a wedding? Ludlow has it all. In this guide, although you may downsize the wedding party, oversize your celebration with grandeur at these spectacular, local settings.

Place to stay: My B&B life at Crow Leasow

Sally Kellard, owner of Bed & Breakfast, Crow Leasow says it’s been a tough year in hospitality, but she is ready to adapt to inevitable change.

Check out The Grain Loft – a unique wedding venue

Quick, if you’re looking for a place to hold a wedding or an event, head over to The Grain Loft’s Open Day on 26 January an explore this unique historical venue and grounds.

Let's do...a perfect country wedding in Ludlow

Planning a country wedding is a piece of cake when its done in the Ludlow area writes Kate MacDougall

The art of flowers at Wild Bunch

A blissful day was spent at Wild Bunch’s ‘Ephemeral Spring’ flower-arranging workshop in the capable and assured hands of owner and guide, Tammy Hall.

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Explore

3 things to know about Ludlow Magnalonga
If you like walking and you enjoy eating, you'll love the Ludlow Magnalonga. A 9-mile scenic route in Mortimer Forest with pitstops for respite, drink and food, Sunday 14 August.
All in a day's trip: Sidney Nolan Studio, 'The Rodd', near Presteigne
Quick day trip idea! Visit the final home and studio of the leading 20th century Australian artist Sir Sidney Nolan at The Rodd in Presteigne.
One for the kids: Ludlow Castle's Heraldry trail
This is one for the kids! Learn more about coat of arms on the battlefield with Ludlow Castle's new heraldry trail.
Ukrainian Refugees in Ludlow area update
Ludlow Ukrainian Refugee Support Group has lots going on in August! If you want to join in the efforts, read on.
Top 5 county shows and more around Ludlow
For a day's sheer fun and entertainment, you cannot beat a county or dog show. Here are five for you to do in July and August.
Eco Carnival news and how you can take part
The Ludlow Eco Carnival is only 10 days away. Here's how you can take part by helping out, dressing up and making pledges.

Let's Go Local Business Directory

Frog Cottage, Ludlow
A quaint two bedroom townhouse linked to the medieval, original town wall gates just off the grand Broad Street of the beautiful, historic market town of Ludlow. Frog Cottage is quiet, well equipped, cosy and warm with ample space for 4 and has free on street permit parking for one vehicle. The centre of the picturesque black and white, market town is just moments from the front door and is a foodies oasis, a walkers dream and a shoppers heaven!
The Gallery Ludlow
Art gallery and shop selling a range of paintings, in oil and watercolour, antique maps and featuring a different local artist each month, together with their greetings cards.
The Silver Pear
Independent department store offering a great range of unique gifts and homewares. Something for everyone!
Ludlow Nut Co Ltd
Manufacturers of breakfast cereals, nut butters, gifts and roasted and flav
Emily Baker
Complementary therapist specialising
Suzanne Boak Art
Suzanne Boak is a professional artist, based a few miles outside of Ludlow. Suzanne creates original, finely detailed drawings of quintessentially British architecture. Her beautiful drawings celebrate not only the buildings themselves, but the homes and shops that inhabit them. She sells her work locally and via her website where you can buy framed originals, limited edition prints, gifts, prints & cards. She also offers a commission service - the perfect gift for anyone who wants to celebrate their home or business..