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4 hidden delights in Ludlow
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There is always something delightful to discover in Ludlow, here are four gems for you to explore.
Point2 Guides: The Haws Hill Circular Walk
5 minute read
Let's take an easy amble near Tenbury Wells. It's The Haws Hill 4.6 circular walk by Point2 Guide’s Andy Stevenson.
Icon Coffee and the Heavenly Crew with the Perfect Brew
2 minute read
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.
All in a day’s trip: Leominster
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Leominster, a quick journey by car down the A49 or bike using the B4361 from Ludlow. Spend a happy day browsing, shopping and eating in this nearby market town.
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.
What's on in and around Ludlow this June
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Live well and spend the month of June with friends and family doing these fun activities.

Events

Ludlow Race Club, Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2BT
November 15, 2022
Ludlow Christmas Fair
Annual Christmas Fair held at Ludlow Racecourse in aid of the League of Friends of The Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry and Hands Together Ludlow. Entry £5. Over 70 beautiful stalls selling items you might like to buy for Christmas presents, or simply for yourself.
Ludlow Farmshop
December 3, 2022
Santa's Grotto at Ludlow Farmshop
Santa will be joining Ludlow Kitchen on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December, so why not book to come see him in his grotto. Listen to Santa tell tales of his previous visits to Ludlow before each child is invited up to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas and receive their very own...
Ludlow Castle
December 3, 2022
Father Christmas at Ludlow Castle
Meet Father Christmas at Ludlow Castle on the weekends of 3rd-4th, 10th-11th and 17th-18th December. Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the castle over three weekends in December.  He is staying in Mortimer’s Tower, which has been decorated especially for his arrival.  He would love to meet families and hear...
Ludlow Kitchen, Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JR
October 27, 2022
Puddings Galore at Ludlow Kitchen
Definitely one for the sweet tooth. Yes, dinner at Ludlow Kitchen but this one is all about the afters. Once you’ve had your main course try 4 different delicious puddings! In the airy surroundings of Ludlow Kitchen enjoy a relaxing main course, then watch the parade of puddings arrive and land on your table… At this...
Ludlow Race Club, Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2BT
October 15, 2022
Starting to plan your special day? Why not head down to our Wedding Fair for some inspiration & to see what the fabulous venue of Ludlow Racecourse has to offer. £3pp to include a glass of Prosecco. Book your place via our website  ludlowracecourse.co.uk/whats-on
Ludlow Library
October 3, 2022
Open Mic Day at Ludlow Library
As part of National Poetry Day and National Libraries Week, Ludlow Library invite you to come along and read out your favourite piece or pieces of poetry. You can book a ten minute slot at the microphone between 10am and 3pm by calling: 01743250510 or email: Ludlow.library@shropshire.gov.uk Last booking date is Friday 30th September
Bill's Kitchen, Ludlow
October 7, 2022
Ludlow Women's Hub co-working event
COWORKING SESSIONS ARE AWESOME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY Coworking sessions are also great for: Increased productivity Boosting your creativity Networking opportunities Making friends Reducing the loneliness that can be associated with home working If you would like to join, RSVP Ludlow Women’s Hub Group Chat on Facebook
The Burgage, Tenbury Wells WR15 8UB
October 1, 2022
Tenbury Wells Applefest 2022
Over 250 varieties of apples on display. This year expect apple juicing, crafts, tree husbandry, licensed bar, Leominster Morris Dancers, Bromyard Town Criery, Magician, Blue Moon, Twit Twoo Falconry, the apple trail, window dressing, Alpacas, face painting and lots more. Admission £5.00 (under 16’s free, no concessions) www.facebook.com/TenburyApplefest
Twenty Twenty Gallery, 4 Quality Square SY8 1AR
September 3, 2022
Margot Bandola at Twenty Twenty Gallery
MARGOT BANDOLA’S- FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT TWENTY TWENTY GALLERY. WITH CERAMICS BY EDDIE KNEVETT. Working mainly in oil and collage Margot Bandola’s expressionistic painting explores the absurd and unfathomable providing a news bulletin from a shrouded ether world. Exhibition runs from 3rd September to 8th October. Opening hours: Wed to Sat 10.30am to 4pm  
St Laurence's Church, Ludlow
October 1, 2022
Edge Chamber Choir Son of God Mass
Saxophonist Alison Dodd is joining The Edge Chamber Choir for an exciting programme of choral music, including James Whitbourn’s ‘Son of God Mass’, scored for choir, saxophone and organ. Tickets £12 (Under 16 FREE) available from the Ludlow Assembly Rooms box office and on the door.
Ludlow Kitchen, Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JR
September 29, 2022
Ludlow Farmshop Cheese & Wine Evening
Nothing pairs better than cheese and wine and this evening at Ludlow Kitchen is all about both. Join Ludlow Farmshop next Thursday and enjoy some of their favourite cheeses, whilst their wine expert takes you through 5 wines you might not have considered. Great fun and a great way of finding a new favourite wine…...
St Laurence's Church, Ludlow
September 30, 2022
Catwalk Collective Winter Fashion Show
Showcasing Ludlow’s wonderful autumn/winter collections at a collaborative catwalk event in aid of St Laurence’s Church. Featuring Bodenhams, Eclectica, Expensive Mistakes and Promesse. Tickets £15 including drinks on arrival & canapés. Available online: https://shop.eclecticaofludlow.co.uk/…/2078-catwalk…

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

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.

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.

Explore

4 hidden delights in Ludlow
There is always something delightful to discover in Ludlow, here are four gems for you to explore.
Point2 Guides: The Haws Hill Circular Walk
Let's take an easy amble near Tenbury Wells. It's The Haws Hill 4.6 circular walk by Point2 Guide’s Andy Stevenson.
All in a day’s trip: Leominster
Leominster, a quick journey by car down the A49 or bike using the B4361 from Ludlow. Spend a happy day browsing, shopping and eating in this nearby market town.
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.
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.

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.
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I have lived here for nigh on 20 years and can recommend the lifestyle to anyone and it is so people friendly.
Sonia Earlshall
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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

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.
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