Saturday, 13 April 2013

L is for - Ludlow

At the beginning of March, I visited the town of Ludlow in Shropshire, my purpose  to meet up with three ladies I'd been regularly chatting with on Twitter. Blessed with glorious sunshine, I decided to take a wander with my camera before the meeting.

The first thing that struck me was the medieval town centre, and the many splendid buildings.  I'd checked a little of the history of Ludlow, and was surprised to discover that the town was purpose built as  a settlement after the building of the castle in 1086.

There are lots of independent shops, selling cheeses, meats, breads and other specialist products.  I noted food is taken very seriously in and around these parts, with the emphasis being on sourcing whatever they can locally. I'm a big fan of this idea, and try to adopt it in my own area.

The streets are narrow around the centre, and its much better to walk, as the roads are tricky to negotiate, due to the way they are laid out, and parking is restricted almost everywhere near to the shops.  Although, it is fair to say they do have a few reasonable car parks.

Time passes all too quickly as it does when you're enjoying yourself, and I realised, it was time to look for  the tea shop, and get to know my Twitter friends. There was much chatter and happy banter for the rest of the day, as well as lots of tea and cake!

There are no A to Z blog posts on Sunday, although I'll be posting my regular goal list tomorrow, and I'll be back with more A to Z posts on Monday. Have a good weekend.


  1. I haven't been - but if they're big on food then it sounds like my kind of place! It looks really nice there, actually. Have a good weekend.

  2. Those buildings have such incredible character. I bet they could really use an update on the inside though. Old wiring, no double pane windows, etc.

  3. Ludlow looks lovely but you haven't told us about your Tweet meet (is that what it's called?) I've yet to meet any of my virtual friends but I do hope to some day.

    1. I will...soon! It was good fun... ;-)

  4. Ludlow looks absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to live somewhere like that in the future :) very quaint and pretty.


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