Ludlow stopoverAugust 18, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C
Evening 1 Ludlow North Farm campsite
Evening 1 Ludlow North Farm campsite
Started today with a nice feed of Shropshire bacon and eggs all round.
Walked up into town to the antiques market being held in the main square. Had a look around the cathedral in the centre of town. Stopped at the Green Cafe down by the river, it looked good so vowed to come back for a bite to eat.
Took the scenic route back along the other side of the Teme River and stopped off at the Charlton Arms for a beer.Read more
Today is our drive to Ludlow where we have a cottage booked for a week. We are looking forward to spending some time in one place and having a relaxing time. Sue drove us to the car rental yard close by. This was the first time we had hired from Enterprise Car Rental, and we were pleasantly surprised by the service and pick up process. They gave us a Nissan Qashqai (with satnav) which was better than the car I was expecting. We drove back to the house to pick up Pat and the bags then took off to Ludlow. The drive was about 5 hours mainky because the M25 was like a carpark for much of the first part of the drive. Once we got onto the more minor roads all went well.
Vineyard cottage in Ludlow is more than we ever expected. It is down a little lane on the edge of town and is beautifully presented. We would like to stay here for the rest of our time in the UK.
After unpacking we walked into town to get some food for brekky tomorrow then to the Wheatsheaf Inn next door for a lovely English dinner. The Inn was full of locals with broad country accents which added to the charm.Read more
On our first morning we found it difficult to get out of our very comfortable beds. Eventually we got up and made ourselves some lovely breakfast. The markets are in in town on Saturday so we walked up and got some supplies for the next day or so. Very buzzy in town with lots of people out shopping and sightseeing. The town centre has a great feeling about it with the old buildings leaning over the footpaths.
Kept the day pretty quiet to build up some energy for the next 6 days. Cooked up a local chicken roast for tea which we all enjoyed.Read more
Today we got the car out again and went to explore the Shropshire country side. First stop was Bridgnorth where we walked the town centre, looked through the old Town Hall and rode the funicular railway. The railway connects the upper and lower parts of the town and is the steepest rail in Britain.
Next we drove over to Ironbridge which has the first iron bridge built in the world. It is currently undergoing restoration and covered in a big plastic sheet. However they have provided a viewing platform to see the restoration works which gave a great insight into the construction of the bridge.
After a late lunch in Ironbridge we moved on to Much Wenlock then home via Church Stretton.
A good day out all round.Read more
We started today by going into town to have a look at Ludlow Castle. On the way we called in to Dinham House which is next to the castle walls. This 18th century house is being used as a shopfront for slow combustion heaters, but has been set up like a museum so people can wander anywhere within the house. We had a good look around even into the basements.
The Castle was well worth a look. Even though it is a ruin, there is enough left to give a good feeling of how it would have been when in use. The views from the towers over Ludlow and the countryside were impressive. We followed up with a visit to the Green Cafe on the edge of the Teme where a lemon scone with lemon curd and clotted cream was enjoyed. Yum!! We vowed to come back for lunch later in the week.
Later in the afternoon we went for a short drive to see the towns and countryside to the west of Ludlow. First stop was Bishop's Castle which is another nice market town. We then drove on to Clun where we walked up the hill to the remains of Clun Castle. Not much left of the castle but great views over the town and cows in the fields around.
On the way home we found a nice pub (Hundred House) where we stopped for a good dinner.Read more
Our main aim today was to have lunch at the Green Cafe down on the river under Ludlow Castle. This we achieved in some style with a delightful meal. The day came over a bit cool in the afternoon after a sunny morning. Spent the afternoon organising ourselves for the next part of our trip. Pat leaves us tomorrow for London and we are moving on to Shrewsbury for 2 nights them a farm stay in the Lakes District for 4 nights. Bought some fish for tea so a nice home cooked meal and an early night are in order.Read more
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