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Eco Carnival news and how you can take part
2 minute read
The Ludlow Eco Carnival is only 10 days away. Here's how you can take part by helping out, dressing up and making pledges.
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.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration roundup
2 minute read
Stuck for things to do this Jubilee holiday? Read the roundup of activities in Ludlow for all the family to enjoy.
Point2 Guides: Bucknell Circular Walk
5 minute read
Time for a ramble along the borders in nearby Bucknell with Point2 Guide’s Andy Stevenson who shares a 4.8 mile walk with pinewood bedecked hills, wide-open sheep pastures and the little River Redlake.
Impressive castle ruins in Shropshire
4 minute read
When it comes to impressive castle ruins, Shropshire can't be beaten. Time for a visit writes blogger Janire Denny-Arzalluz, who lists her top 4.
Let's do ... food workshops this spring
5 minute read
Join one of these food and drink workshops/events and put your newfound knowledge to work when you entertain in the coming months.
Get Carnival ready this Easter!
4 minute read
Ludlow Fringe's Jess Laurie tells LGL about exciting family workshops that will inspire your creativity this Easter

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

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.

It's beginning to look a lot like? Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre!

For sheer fun and pure Christmas spectacle for the whole family, Ludlow’s Medieval Christmas Fayre cannot be beat. And it’s back live this year!

5 questions for ... Berry's luxury ice cream

Berry’s Luxury Ice Cream is one of many local producers coming to the Ludlow Food Festival on the 10th-12th September. Owners, Frank and Fenella Kenyon-Slaney talk about their product, the Festival and shopping local.

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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”.

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Kirsten Dwight
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Sonia Earlshall
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Explore

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.
What's on in and around Ludlow this June
Live well and spend the month of June with friends and family doing these fun activities.
Point2 Guides: Bucknell Circular Walk
Time for a ramble along the borders in nearby Bucknell with Point2 Guide’s Andy Stevenson who shares a 4.8 mile walk with pinewood bedecked hills, wide-open sheep pastures and the little River Redlake.
Impressive castle ruins in Shropshire
When it comes to impressive castle ruins, Shropshire can't be beaten. Time for a visit writes blogger Janire Denny-Arzalluz, who lists her top 4.
Do these 5 things this spring in Ludlow
It's spring time and the living is easy. Get inspired with a could-do list in May.
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.

Walks

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.
What's on in and around Ludlow this June
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
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.
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.
Point2 Guides: Bucknell Circular Walk
Time for a ramble along the borders in nearby Bucknell with Point2 Guide’s Andy Stevenson who shares a 4.8 mile walk with pinewood bedecked hills, wide-open sheep pastures and the little River Redlake.
Impressive castle ruins in Shropshire
When it comes to impressive castle ruins, Shropshire can't be beaten. Time for a visit writes blogger Janire Denny-Arzalluz, who lists her top 4.
Do these 5 things this spring in Ludlow
It's spring time and the living is easy. Get inspired with a could-do list in May.
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.
Get Carnival ready this Easter!
Ludlow Fringe's Jess Laurie tells LGL about exciting family workshops that will inspire your creativity this Easter
Zoom into Ludlow's history
Illustrator Katy Alston's 'curiosity' led her to investigate Ludlow's rich medieval history, which she has brought to life in comprehensive, fun detail on a full-scale map.
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.
Have a Go Ludlow – workshops for residents (and visitors)
Ever wondered how to turn litter into art? Don't know how to start writing that book in you? Or, perhaps you want to sing but are too terrified to try? Then Have A Go Ludlow is just the ticket for you!

Let's Go Local Business Directory

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..
Working Solutions
Based in Ludlow we are bespoke Recruitment Specialists providing high calibre candidates for both temporary and permanent jobs nationwide. Founded in 1995, our office is in central Ludlow and we are always happy to help with job searches and advice.