Christmas Fairs 2018

There are lots of Christmas Fairs. I will do a few in more detail but here is a list so you can schedule you Christmas shopping.

Dudmaston Christmas Fair, near Bridgnorth   24th and 25th November 10am until 4pm.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre is held at Ludlow Castle on 24th and  25th November all day.

Shropshire Handmade and Creative 2018 Christmas Fair at Salop Leisure Ltd, Emstrey, Shrewsbury 24th  and 25th November 2018, 10am until 5pm.

Shrewsbury Steampunk Christmas Spectacular, St, Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, 1st and 2nd December 2018, 10am until 4pm.

Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre on 1st December starting at 10am.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre 2018

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre 2018 is on the 24th and 25th November all day, at Ludlow Castle.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

There will be all you would expect, jousting, Knights, Minstrels, Fair Maidens, Storytellers, Jesters, Dancers, Giants and Dragons.

There are two stages with performances all day. You can have a go at archery, sword fighting, and juggling.

There are over a hundred stalls selling medieval type gifts. I am sure there will be hog roasts and lots of punch available too.

Parking can be found at Ludlow Cricket Club, Burway Lane SY8 1DT, a ten minute walk from the Castle. They are raising money for Junior Cricket Development.

McConnell, (SY8 1JL) will be raising money for Joel’s Wish by providing parking. There are other car parks raising money for Shropshire Council. There is Park and Rides available too.

Why not go along and celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre?

Things to Do in Much Wenlock

The next place to get a Things to Do treatment is Much Wenlock with this blog about Things to Do in Much Wenlock.

We hope you are enjoying these blogs and have good days doing some of the Things To Do suggested when you stay in Shropshire.

A photograph of two road names in Much Wenlock - The George Shut and the Mutton Shot.

The George Shut and The Mutton Shut in Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock is a lovely town to walk round. There are snigets and shuts, cobbles and holy wells to find. See if you can spot the old farm yards that were in the town centre, some were still in use as farm yards when I moved back to Shropshire in 2006.

Wenlock Priory was built on the site of St Milburga’s Abbey. Entrance is 10am until 6pm up until the end of September and is for £5.70 per adult.

Cloister Garden at Wenlock Priory

Cloister Garden at Wenlock Priory

Much Wenlock Museum is on the High Street opposite the Square. It tells the history of Wenlock and includes the story of Dr William Penny Brookes and the Olympic Games. Admission is free.

In the Summer months the Guildhall is open to the public on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday with free admission. On Saturdays there is a market underneath.

You can walk along part of the old Railway which ran between Much Wenloch and Craven Arms.

For the very energetic you could walk between the two along Wenlock Edge. I can say I have have done it from the Clock Tower in Much Wenlock Square to the Sheep Tracks Sculpture in Craven Arms.

Independent Bookshop Much Wenlock

Independent Bookshop Much Wenlock

There are independent shops to explore and plenty of cafes and pubs providing refreshments.

Much Wenlock gets forgotten because of Bridgnorth and Ironbridge nearby but I have found a few Things To Do and hope you pay it a visit.

The image of the cloister garden at Wenlock Priory is from Wikimedia Commons and was taken by Tony Grist who has released this work into the public domain.

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