Top Features

From Wigmore to the South Pole
6 minute read
What does an adventurer do for fun? Set off to challenge World Records or to create one, so meet Wigmore resident Dominic Renshaw.
Fall in love with these great gift ideas from our local businesses
4 minute read
Lost for Valentine's Day gift ideas? We've got you sorted with specials and discounts on perfect pressies for your loved one from local shops and producers
Places to stay: 7 picks for a perfect getaway
7 minute read
Banish those winter blues and plan the perfect getaway in the Ludlow area. Choose from these seven perfect spots that suit a range of accommodation needs.
Nile Rodgers & Chic are coming to Ludlow Castle
3 minute read
Nile Rodgers and Chic are coming to Ludlow Castle on 22 July, 2023. There's still time for pre-sale booking for SY7, SY8 and HR6. General admission sales begin on 27th January.
Ludlow Festivals 2023 - the insider's guide
6 minute read
It's the year of the festival in Ludlow here's an insider's guide to all the events happening in Ludlow in 2023.
Rag 'n' Bone Man is coming to Ludlow Castle
3 minute read
It's the Rag 'n' Bone Man coming to Ludlow Castle on 20 July, 2023. SY7, SY8 & HR6 have access to priority pre-sale from 10am Wednesday, 18 January for 48 hours. Get booking!
Dreaming of escaping to Ludlow? Property market overview in 2023
3 minute read
Unique characterful housing stock defines the Ludlow area property market. If you are considering buying or selling property, Blocsphere's Cindy Walker offers a market overview of what to expect and how to navigate a potentially turbulent 2023. 

Events

Ludlow Castle
September 8, 2023
Ludlow Food Festival 2023
Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th September 2023 Over 100+ exhibitors, predominantly from Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches. Discover your favourite foods and try something new! Book tickets ONLINE
Ludlow Castle
July 23, 2023
SOLD OUT Bastille - Live at Ludlow Castle
The globally renowned indie pop celebrating the 10th anniversary of their multi-platinum debut album ‘Bad Blood’ with a very special outdoor show, performing the landmark album and favourites from their impressive collection of hits.
Ludlow Castle
July 22, 2023
Nile Rodgers & CHIC | Ludlow Castle
Musical legend Nile Rodgers & CHIC will be performing live at Ludlow Castle on Saturday 22nd July for what will be a truly unforgettable live show from one of the most iconic and influential acts of all time! General admission tickets go on sale 10am Friday 27th January via seetickets.com
Ludlow Castle
July 21, 2023
SOLD OUT Kaiser Chiefs | Ludlow Castle
One of Britain’s most known and favoured indie bands, the multi-platinum selling stars will be playing within the incredible surroundings of Ludlow Castle.
Ludlow Castle
July 20, 2023
Rag'n'Bone Man | Ludlow Castle
One of the country’s most successful solo artists, Rag’n’Bone Man has just announced he’s coming to Ludlow Castle. The internationally renowned star is putting on a very special show that promises to be an unmissable and truly unforgettable night to remember! Buy tickets ONLINE
Castle Square, SY8 1AY
July 8, 2023
The Ludlow10
Now run by Andali events, expect the full distance 10k race, a short course 5km race and a new youth distance race. Run through the closed roads, local woods and and beautiful trails of one of the country’s prettiest towns. Known for it’s narrow and hilly roads, the Ludlow10 promises to offer you a town...
St Laurence's Church and Ludlow Assembly Rooms
May 24, 2023
Ludlow Piano Festival
Piano-playing celebrities (Ed Balls, Katie Derham, Rachel Parris, Garry Richardson, Bob Barrett, Ben Cooper, Duncan Wisbey, Niamh Cusack, Sarah Walker, Sue Perkins, Jo Brand and Wynne Evans)* will be interviewed briefly by Rob Rinder about their piano history, the short piece they’ve chosen to play and their career highlights. Expect nerves, laughs, some surprisingly high...
Ludlow Rugby Club
May 12, 2023
Ludlow Spring Festival 2023
NB new venue: Ludlow Rugby Club Over 60 of the finest food and drink exhibitors to tempt your taste buds! Be prepared to stock up on your favourites and discover new ones too. Book tickets ONLINE
Ludlow Rugby Club, The Linney, SY8 1EE
April 23, 2023
Storm the Castle 2023
Returning in 2023, Storm The Castle, continues to be one of the UK’s most challenging short course duathlons but still one of the most popular with elite and novice athletes racing side by side. Athletes will return to tackle the course with aptly named sections such as the Lactic Ladder as well as to climb...
Kington, Herefordshire
April 21, 2023
Spring Walking Festival
Kington Walks 2023 Spring Festival April 21st – 23rd Kington sits on the border between the green and pleasant land of Herefordshire, famous for apples, beef and beer, and the wild and beautiful uplands of Wales and makes a perfect base for everyone interested in walking from strenuous hill walking to leisurely strolls along gentle...
St Laurence's Church & Ludlow Assembly Rooms
April 14, 2023
The Ludlow English Song Weekend
Ludlow English Song Weekend 2023 will be a LIVE festival featuring numerous events. As ever, an excellent series of recitals, all seemingly stand-alone and yet inexorably linked by the deft hand of artistic director Iain Burnside’s fantastic curation. Some familiar names, some familiar pieces and, of course, some new faces for you and some composers,...
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
February 24, 2023
Curious Investigators
Scribble and Clipboard have a job to do: sort the recycling. But Scribble keeps finding new things to investigate. When she discovers a mysterious egg hidden in the rubbish, the pair need the audience’s help to rescue an unborn chick. Can we save a mysterious egg from a smashing? And what will we discover along...
The Bell at Yarpole, Leominster
February 22, 2023
Arts & Crafts Lunches @ The Bell at Yarpole 2023 - Mark Richards, Sculptor
Being creative and participating in arts and culture is great for community, connection, health and wellbeing. The Bell at Yarpole and the Mortimer Community Benefit Society cordially invite you to join local arts and crafts practitioners for talks and demonstrations followed by a sumptuous two-course lunch created especially for you by our two top chefs on...
Ludlow Library 7-9 Parkway Ln
February 21, 2023
Purses and Pouches
Does your child love creating things? Would you like your child to explore a new craft or develop their existing skills? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you this half-term at Ludlow Library. Let your child come along to design and stitch their own purse or wallet at our sewing workshop. Designed specifically for...
Ludlow Women's Centre
February 12, 2023
MIND BODY SPIRIT EVENT
EVENT WITH STALLS SUCH AS READERS, HEALERS, CRYSTALS, GIFTS
Ludlow Brewery
February 10, 2023
Comedy at Ludlow Brewery
An evening with host Drew Taylor, Andrew Rutledge, Steffan Evans and Mel Owen – an entourage from over the border. Steffan is a comedian with a unique insight into the world. Andrew a gifted storyteller, weighing 19 stone and standing 5’3″, takes pride in being the tallest, thinnest man to have come out of his...
Ludlow Brewery
February 10, 2023
Valentine's Ale Massacre BEER FESTIVAL!
The 11th VALENTINE’S ALE MASSACRE with 20+ beers, and street food. Plus ticketed events – Ludlow Fringe Festival Friday Night Comedy Club, and live music on Saturday night.
Ludlow Brewery
February 4, 2023
Don't Feed the Goat, Alvin and the Angry Barrels & PigDaze
Glorious live original music from 3 local bands. Tickets £8 in advance ONLINE. £10 on the door.
St Peter’s Church Parish Centre, Henley Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QZ
February 1, 2023
Darn It! Mending Group
DARN IT! MAKE-DO AND MEND SKILL SESSION All welcome Bring something to darn or mend (hand sewing) We’ll share our skills to get you started or come to chat while you mend Help yourself to coffee, tea and biscuits Free Session but small contribution to room hire welcome For more information, contact diet@ludlow21.org.uk You are...

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

Fall in love with these great gift ideas from our local businesses
Lost for Valentine's Day gift ideas? We've got you sorted with specials and discounts on perfect pressies for your loved one from local shops and producers
Ludlow Festivals 2023 - the insider's guide
It's the year of the festival in Ludlow here's an insider's guide to all the events happening in Ludlow in 2023.
A warm pub welcome awaits on Christmas Day in Ludlow
Looking to raise a festive glass in good company on Christmas Day? Then pop down to one of these great local pubs opening their doors on Christmas Day in Ludlow.
A vegan Christmas showstopper
Colliers Cookery School's Harriet Wakeford shares a lovely super easy and super tasty vegan dish to tempt everyone's palates this holiday.
Where to find your Christmas tree in Ludlow
If you're ditching the fake fir and feel like going au naturel this Christmas, there's plenty of choice in and around Ludlow
Yes, it's time to prepare for a Ludlow Christmas
Colliers Cookery School's Harriet Wakeford is hosting many family members this Christmas, which means having a plan. Harry also gives us a recipe using affordable game found in local butcher shops.
Master challenge: pubs with quiz nights
Pass a fun, entertaining weekday evening at a great local pub showing off your general knowledge.
Icon Coffee and the Heavenly Crew with the Perfect Brew
What's the brouhaha? The new Icon Coffee cafe in St. Laurence's Church. Guaranteed a serene setting, use the caffeine to power you up the Tower's 201 steps for a fantastic bird's eye view of the town.
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.

Explore

From Wigmore to the South Pole
What does an adventurer do for fun? Set off to challenge World Records or to create one, so meet Wigmore resident Dominic Renshaw.
Ludlow Festivals 2023 - the insider's guide
It's the year of the festival in Ludlow here's an insider's guide to all the events happening in Ludlow in 2023.
Dreaming of escaping to Ludlow? Property market overview in 2023
Unique characterful housing stock defines the Ludlow area property market. If you are considering buying or selling property, Blocsphere's Cindy Walker offers a market overview of what to expect and how to navigate a potentially turbulent 2023. 
From the LGL Insta files: our top 10 of 2022
A pivotal year here at LGL, and we look forward to 2023 but first, a look back at 2022 through our Instagram lens.
The ultimate Ludlow Christmas event guide
Spectacular Christmas events lineup for families and for adults too! We've brought it all together, from Santa's grottoes to pop ups, musical events, fairs and light shows through December.
Time to cheer on the great light-up tractor run!
Join the fun of the tractor run when farmers show off their gleaming machinery on a route through town. Orgainsed by the Orleton Young Farmers Club this charitable event is part of the Ludlow Winter Festival.

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!

Stay

Places to stay: 7 picks for a perfect getaway
Banish those winter blues and plan the perfect getaway in the Ludlow area. Choose from these seven perfect spots that suit a range of accommodation needs.
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.

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.

our testimonials

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Dinham Weir House
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Halvo Coffee Roasters
Ethical and sustainable speciality coffee roasted in Ludlow.
Easier Hearing - Microsuction Ear Wax Removal in Mill Street, Ludlow or at home
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