Shropshire Events 2019

Shropshire Events 2019

Many of our guests visit just to walk or drive around, exploring our beautiful countryside and market towns. But there are also lots of events on throughout the year. If you fancy Shropshire for a staycation and want to stay with us for any of these events make sure you book soon! 

Getting Around

For those events in Ludlow, especially those involving some of our lovely local beers, you can get a bus from Hopton Heath on Monday-Saturday. It’s the 740 and doesn’t run terribly regularly so you’ll need to plan your journey. Here’s a link to the timetable.

If you’re heading up to Craven Arms, Church Stretton or Shrewsbury you can get the train from the Heart of Wales request stop at Hopton Heath. Again we’re not talking a huge number of trains, but perfectly doable with some planning. Here’s a link to their timetable

There can’t be many rural B&Bs where you can around using a bus and a train a few minutes walk from the door!

Most Popular Shropshire Events 2019

I’ve listed a few of this year’s main events here:

Ludlow Spring Festival 11th and 12th May 2019

Enjoy great local food, beer and the Marches Transport Festival at the Ludlow Spring Festival.There’s a pudding trail and a pie trail, lots of different talks and, if beers not your thing, a gin and jazz bar. Their website is here

Here’s a picture of Mr B&B at last year’s festival looking at a car ( don’t ask me what type ;-))

Shropshire Events - Ludlow Spring Festival. Photo shows man in blue shirt looking at old green open top vintage car - bed and breakfast shropshire

 

Shrewsbury Food Festival 29th and 30th June

A newer festival but growing each year, the Shrewsbury Food Festival has over 200 food, drink and craft exhibitors, as well as talks, demonstrations and entertainment. Website is here

Ludlow Dog Day 21st July

If you’re a dog lover, the Ludlow dog day on 21st July is a must. There are lots of activities to watch or get involved in with your pooch. It’s held at Stokesay Court, where the film Atonement was filmed. There are tours of the house on the day too. Website is here

This is our own Saffy enjoying here visit there last year.

Shropshire Events - German shepherd type dog at Ludlow Dog Day  looking away from the camera - dog friendly bed and breakfast shropshire

Ludlow Food Festival 13th,14th and 15th September

The famous Ludlow Food Festival is on the 13th,14th and 15th September. Website is here

Shropshire events - Ludlow Food Festival - Black and white photo of Ludlow Castle with a big crowd of people and marquees at the food festival - bed and breakfast shropshire

Ludlow Medieval Craft Fayre 23rd and 24th November

The very popular Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre is on the 23rd and 24th  November. It’s a great atmosphere with all the stallholders dressed up in medieval costume. It’s a great place to eat, drink and buy unusual Christmas gifts. Website is here

Those are just some of the main Shropshire events 2019. There are many, many more events, attractions and place to visit over the year. Take a look at the Shropshire Events Guide or if you’re on facebook, then Let’s Go Ludlow share as many events at these can. Give them a follow!