Oh, OK it sounded good 😎 anyway we went to Ludlow, and the train did continue on to Bangor. 😉
There’s a farmers market twice a month at Ludlow, we’d been planning to go for a while, T had been a couple of times last year and promised when I retired it would be a day out for us.
So once again we found ourselves at Bromsgrove station, waiting for the southbound London/Midland train, it was quite odd really, as each of our days out by train recently (bar one) had been from this station down the same line, each time we’d ended up a station further down the track, today was Hereford (at this rate we’ll be doing Cornwall by September) where we changed onto an Arriva Wales train heading for Ludlow and beyond.
I was pleasantly surprised when we got there, being on the borders between England & Wales, the town perched on a cliff above the river Teme ,is steeped in history with castle ruins and many beautiful old buildings.
The Feathers Hotel one of the many beautiful old buildings.
First port of call was the farmers market, we wandered past the stalls that were selling locally sourced produce, vegetables, meats, cakes, bread, honey etc. etc.
One of the vegetable stalls.
One of the shops, full of cheeses, most I’ve never even heard of.
Starting at the castle, we walked around the boundary walls, through the town then down to the river.
The cannon at the castle entrance.
Part of the castle ruins.
The start of the riverside walk,
at the end of here is this information board, Ludlow has quite a fascinating history.
We finished the day at a little pub called the Church Inn, which rather oddly is almost in the church grounds.
A few more different images from today are in this slideshow