Things to see and do
The area provides endless possibilities for touring; to the west is Mid-Wales, the beautiful Elan Valley and the Brecon Beacons; to the north, Shropshire and the county town of Shrewsbury; to the east and south lie Malvern and the Malvern Hills. There are National Trust properties, market towns and three cathedral cities, (Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester) all within easy reach.
The area is renowned for its old style timber framed buildings and picturesque villages. Most of the public houses serve meals of a high standard, tea and coffee shops are well positioned along the Black and White Village Trail.
The local annual festivals include the Book Fair at Hay on Wye, the Ludlow Festival of Music and Art, the Ludlow Food Festival and the Presteigne Music Festival, together with numerous other local events. The National Trust properties of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall are within 5 miles and local antiques and craft centres are in abundance.
For anyone seeking quality food, you may be surprised but Ludlow boasts resturants up to Michelin Star and, at nearby Titley, is the first pub in the UK to be awarded a Michelin Star! For those with more modest tastes or budgets almost all the local pubs and restaurants provide high quality, country food.