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Time to cheer on the great light-up tractor run!
3 minute read
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.
LGL's #WeAreLudlow campaign launches
3 minute read
Brace yourselves, its liftoff for LGL's #WeAreLudlow campaign showcasing the personalities behind our local businesses and reinforcing the spirit of our great community here in Ludlow.
Kaiser Chiefs are coming to Ludlow Castle
3 minute read
Multi-platinum selling band, Kaiser Chiefs, are coming to Ludlow Castle on 21 July, 2023. SY7, SY8 & HR6 have access to priority pre-sale for the next 48 hours. Get booking!
Yes, it's time to prepare for a Ludlow Christmas
7 minute read
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
4 minute read
Pass a fun, entertaining weekday evening at a great local pub showing off your general knowledge.
A new spot for Hands Together Ludlow and Men's Shed
3 minute read
Hands Together Ludlow and Ludlow's Men Shed has a new home, perfect for its volunteering and community support activities.
The indie band, Bastille, is coming to Ludlow Castle
2 minute read
Get ahead of the crowds, Indie pop band Bastille is coming to Ludlow Castle, and tickets are available to residents in SY7, SY8, and HR6 postcodes from Wednesday 2 November in an exclusive 48-hour pre-sale.
Age no limit: Tennis
4 minute read
Nicola Chase, a super tennis fan and passionate player warns, "chasing after that stupid yellow ball has a tendency to take over your life!"

Events

Mary Knoll Cottage Whitcliffe, SY8 2HD
November 27, 2022
Christmas Wreath Making & A Short Winter Walk
Christmas Wreath making class and short guided walk on winter plant identification with Kim Ralph, The Ludlow Flower Lady. Capacity: 20 attendees on a first response basis. Price: It is £10 cash for the class which covers materials for the wreaths. Foliage and decorations will be supplied, preceded by a short walk with Kim who...
Ludlow College
December 1, 2022
Ludlow Seniors Christmas Party
The Ludlow Seniors Christmas Party is Back, being held on 1st December  at Ludlow college from 1:30 PM- 4:00PM. Free to all senior residents of Ludlow, Tickets are available from the Guildhall on Mill Street or call on 01584871970. Spaces are limited and the tickets are going fast so please don’t delay.
Blue Boar, Ludlow
November 24, 2022
The Mayors Charity 'Winter Warmer ' Dinner
The Mayors Charity ‘Winter Warmer ‘ Dinner in aid of South Shropshire Youth Forum. There are a limited number of tickets so if you are interested, please get in touch with Ludlow Town Council. Email: assistant@ludlow.gov.uk or call 01584871970
Tree Shop, Berrington Court, Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom WR15 8TH
December 8, 2022
Frank P Matthews Christmas Fair
Discover unique gifts for your loved ones at the Frank P Matthews Christmas Fair in the Tree Shop just outside of Tenbury Wells. You can find locally handmade produce and crafts and take advantage of their 10% off all of our trees and plants purchased on the night. There will also be a book signing...
Diddlebury Village Hall, SY7
November 26, 2022
Diddlebury Christmas Fair
A true Christmas Fair for all the family. Teas, raffle, bottles, books, cakes, gifts and crafts. Come and see Santa Claus
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
December 3, 2022
Ludlow Choral Society Concert
A concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The main work is Dona Nobis Pacem, written in 1936 when the horrors of WW1 were still remembered and fears of another war were growing. It is a plea for peace and thus also a work for our...
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
December 10, 2022
RAVE ON - THE RISE OF ROCK AND ROLL
Charting the meteoric rise of Rock and Roll, Rave On is a brand-new show that promises a thrilling tour through music’s most revolutionary decades. Starring The Bluejays – the UK’s ultimate 50s and 60s band. From the emergence of Rock and Roll at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee to the British Invasion and beyond, Rave...
Ludlow Market Square
December 6, 2022
Tinsel Tuesdays at Ludlow Market
Makers, artists, designers, crafts and artisan food stalls at Ludlow Market Every TUESDAY: 6th, 13th & 20th December

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

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.
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.

Explore

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.
LGL's #WeAreLudlow campaign launches
Brace yourselves, its liftoff for LGL's #WeAreLudlow campaign showcasing the personalities behind our local businesses and reinforcing the spirit of our great community here in Ludlow.
A new spot for Hands Together Ludlow and Men's Shed
Hands Together Ludlow and Ludlow's Men Shed has a new home, perfect for its volunteering and community support activities.
Age no limit: Tennis
Nicola Chase, a super tennis fan and passionate player warns, "chasing after that stupid yellow ball has a tendency to take over your life!"
7 spooky events in Ludlow this Halloween
Looking for scary feels this Halloween? Do we have the guide for you! Some of the best Halloween fun for the family in the Ludlow area.
Age no limit: Mountain biking
Steve Chapman, an enthusiast of mountain biking, discusses what he loves most about the sport and offers tips on getting started and the best trails in Shropshire.

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.

our testimonials

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Jess Baker
A great way to get to know about Ludlow, its places, people and businesses.
Kirsten Dwight
Great to hear from you local people when I'm stuck 10 miles out of town (lovely as it is here!) - missing strolling along the streets and chatting to people in the normal way.
Julia Hughes
I have lived here for nigh on 20 years and can recommend the lifestyle to anyone and it is so people friendly.
Sonia Earlshall
I have lived here for nigh on 20 years and can recommend the lifestyle to anyone and it is so people friendly.
Sonia Earlshall
If I lived in Ludlow I'd have a permanent smile on my face that you would never wipe off. God's Country indeed.
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Let's Go Local Business Directory

Riverside Beauty
🏆 Beauty Salon of the Year 2021 Shropshire 🏆 Highly trained & passionate team of Beauty therapists on a mission to go beyond what is typically expected.
Bentley's Wine Merchants of Ludlow
Based in the heart of Ludlow, Bentley's is a leading independent wine shop.
Little Twidlets
An independent eco friendly shop, selling a wide range of items to help you to live in a more sustainable way.
balmy goat
I offer a range therapies to reduce symptoms of stress, calming the mind, helping to bring balance to body, mind and spirit. I hold weekly  meditation classes where I guide you through a range of simple meditation, breathwork and mindful practices. Helping you develop a daily meditation practise and tools to use for lifelong mindfulness skills. I have also created a range of essential oil blends, bath soaks and balms using high quality botanicals and essential oils, for an aromatic experience to induce a sense of restfulness and calm, and to enhance wellbeing.  
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.