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Discover the long history of Ludlow Castle

One of the very first stone castles to be built in England following the Norman conquest, Ludlow Castle in Shropshire boasts a packed calendar of events. Foodies flock to the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival each September, which takes place in the stronghold, while the charming Medieval Christmas Fayre sees over 100 stalls set up shop, with a full roster of entertainment centred around the castle.

Tour lovely Ludlow

Described by former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman as 'probably the lovliest town in England', Ludlow's compact core contains hundreds of charming medieval buildings. Lovebirds can take a stroll along the River Teme, which offers stunning views of Dinham Bridge. Ludlow is just a short drive from the expansive Welsh Marches, a vast green space on the England-Wales border, which presents relaxing countryside trails for walkers and cyclists.

Explore Hereford's pub scene

Just 20 minutes south of Ludlow, the city of Hereford is famed for its ancient cathedral and romantic riverside scenery. But it's also dotted with welcoming, traditional pubs. Start at The Barrels, proudly serving local Wye Valley ales, before heading for The Lichfield Vaults, with its charming original wood-panelled interior. Looking for cheap accommodation Near Ludlow Castle? Travelodge Ludlow Woofferton Hotel is just a few minute's drive, or Travelodge Ludlow Hotel is close by, and has great road links.