English Countryside - Ludlow
Named after the rapid water flow and a hill in Shropshire there is an enchanting town called Ludlow. I was recommended to visit Ludlow by a few people during my trip down south. Since I already had a chance to visit Oxfordshire, Ludlow was next on my list. Blessed with gorgeous weather, much sunnier than in Aberdeen, I did not need much convincing to stay outdoors. How much I love days where I can wear a dress, shoes, and grab a bag on my way out.
The best way to describe Ludlow would be a charming medieval town, where history and architecture is embraced. What is one of the highlights from my trip to Ludlow in south Shropshire? It has to be handmade pistachio ice creams.
Ludlow Castle is located in the oldest part of town overlooking Ludlow. The castle is open for the public to explore and with an impressive green space it is also used for various events such as historical re-enactments and weddings. If you are planning a wedding, read all my posts about weddings here.
The grounds of Ludlow Castle are bigger than expected. Instead of spending the planned hour in the castle somehow I managed to be there for 3,5h! Fortunately I was not in a rush and I could take my time and enjoy the sun.
After exploring Ludlow’s Castle it was time to discover the rest of Ludlow. Walking down the streets was like moving back in time. There was a farmers’ market in the middle of Ludlow with fresh produce. It gave me a real countryside feeling. It is a shame that Aberdeen does not have anything like that available throughout the week. I could not resist red, juicy, shiny cherries. They were not only mouth watering but also very budget friendly.
You can walk around all day and stop in one of the numerous pubs, cafes, unique shops, and restaurants. Stop by in Bakers of Tower Street, upstairs you will find a small, rooftop terrace with a few tables. Order scones, sit down and just enjoy the tranquillity of a moment.Time for a well deserved break upstairs. Scones, clotted cream, hot chocolate - perfect afternoon. I do not need much more than that.
Where would you like to go and visit the countryside?