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Ludlow is a busy place throughout the year, with daily life being complemented by a range of festivals and carnivals, often with the beautiful backdrop of the majestic Ludlow Castle. Ludlow b and b is a fantastic base from which to experience these various festivals.
The first of the year is the May Fair – which takes place on the first bank holiday weekend of May, to honour May Day. The Fair is a traditional fun fair, and it takes place in the market square, the front of the castle and extends along to part of Mill Street as well. Ludlow b and b is close enough to walk to the fair, allowing you to come and go as you please, although you will be unlikely to want to leave!
The next weekend, the Spring Festival begins and takes place in Ludlow Castle itself, in the second week in May. Entry to the festival includes entry to the castle, so you get your full weekend’s worth of entertainment! The Spring Festival, best explored from Ludlow b and b, features a Pate Trail around town and a Pudding Trail! There is also, however, a strong presence of live music throughout the weekend, and many different talks and demonstrations. Another highlight of the Spring Festival is the Ludlow Transport Festival, featuring up to 100 vintage vehicles.
After the Spring Festival, there is a break in festivities to enjoy the beauty of summer, then the Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival, which focuses on local producers of food and drink, is held the second weekend in September. The whole weekend overflows with events in Ludlow Castle and throughout the whole town centre. Staying at Ludlow b and b gives the traveller a fantastic base from which to enjoy the Food and Drink Festival. This festival has been going for nearly twenty years, and is one of the best in the country, indeed it was the first successful festival of its kind in the United Kingdom. The stalls and showcases are all about the independent producers from and around Ludlow and the Marches. All food and drink is locally produced, and there is a wonderful atmosphere around the whole town throughout the whole weekend of the festival.
Visitors staying at Ludlow b and b or elsewhere can enjoy over one hundred and fifty independent food and drink producers offering tastings and sales, demonstrations, talks and workshops, a festival sausage train, which follows a trail around town to different butchers’, letting you taste and decide on your personal favourite sausage! There is also a Festival Loaf trail, which is similar but visiting bakeries instead of butchers’ shops, and getting to decide on your favourite bread… and, similarly, and possibly most popularly, there is the Real Ale Trail, which involves visiting at least twelve different pubs, and tasting samples of their Real Ales, and once again voting for the best. There is also pudding tasting, a Sunday specialist food market in Castle Square and several other fantastic events.
The Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre, not to be forgotten, when staying at Ludlow b and b, is based both in and around Ludlow Castle, and it is a fantastic reconstruction of Christmases past, with craft stalls and food stalls to help you with your Christmas shopping, and meanwhile supporting local independent sellers and crafters. Visitors at this time of year can also enjoy presentations by knights, dragons, giants, minstrels, storytellers, the medieval model village, Ludlow b and b, fire jugglers, and dancers, not forgetting of course Christmas Carols, a Winter Warmer comedy show, falconry displays, and of course plenty of Christmas shopping!