Fortified 13th century manor house a short drive north on the A49. www.english-heritage.org.uk
National Trust property with fine interiors and servants quarters set in 'Capability' Brown landscape. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berringtonhall
Castellated manor house with parkland and woodland walks.www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croftcastle
Acton Scott Working Farm
Setting for the BBC's 'Victorian Farm' series. Here you can see how life was on a Shropshire farm at the turn of the 20th century. Acton Scott is a short drive north from our Shropshire hotel on the A49.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
The centre offers a wide range of activities, past times and opportunities to residents and visitors of all ages. Café and riverside walks.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, visitors centre, shops and mine railway.www.ironbridge.org.uk
Severn Valley Railway
Steam hauled train running between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.www.svr.co.uk
Ludlow Food Centre
Farming, food production and retail infuse together to create a unique shopping experience.
The forest has waymarked trails, including an all ability trail and hides for watching deer and other wildlife.
Cathedral market town. Home of the Mappa Mundi. Regular buses or trains from Ludlow.
Shropshire's county town. Use the park and ride at Meole Brace or take the train from Ludlow station.
week in June to the end of the first week in July the Castle provides the backdrop for the Shakespeare production. Concerts, tours and talks augment the calendar during this popular fortnight. www.ludlowfestival.co.uk
A Fair has been held in Ludlow since Medieval times. The air is buzzing with carousels and fairground rides on this Bank Holiday weekend. Not a sound can be heard at the hotel!
Food and Drink Festival
Thousands of visitors flock to Ludlow for this summer treat. There are over 140 local food and drink producers. Sausage, bread and ale trails can be joined around the town. Book accommodation early to avoid disappointment! www.foodfestival.co.uk
Medieval Christmas Fayre
The castle comes to life with this winter delight. There are all the ingredients of a medieval market with costumed entertainers, musicians and traders. www.ludlowmedievalchristmas.co.uk