With a glut of Cucumbers from the garden I was pressed to “come up with a method to get rid of them”, as the weather was quite warm I did try cucumber vichyssoise, but that did not prove to be very successful with the customers who indicated a preference for other things on the menu by a process of not ordering it. So in desperation I made this cucumber mousse, then had to come up with something to sell it hence the Warm Prawn and Tomato salad, that worked! now I am struggling to find enough cucumbers and had to take it off the menu because I ran out of prawns.
Welcome to the dramatic scenery of the Shropshire Hills and its six market towns of Ludlow, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Clun and Craven Arms. While Ludlow is the district’s ‘capital’ the others have plenty to occupy the visitor with speciality shops, good food and local ale and places of interest like Stokesay Castle and the ‘Land of Lost Content’ nostalgia museum. Events and festivals play an important part in town life and details can be found on this site by clicking here.
Getting to this area couldn’t be easier with hourly trains on the Cardiff to Manchester route serving Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. The A49 trunk road winds through the valleys from North to South on its way from Shrewsbury to Hereford.
While you are spending time with us enjoy a trip on the scenic Heart of Wales line, which offers a chance to explore some of the most rural parts of the Principality. Take a Shropshire Hills Shuttle Bus up into some spectacular scenery to enjoy a walk in one of Britain’s finest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The celebrated poet A.E. Housman called them the Blue Remembered Hills and Oscar-winning screen-writer and playwright John Osborne found inspiration in them in his later life.
Finding a place to stay is easy with our searchable database of AA and VisitBritian quality inspected accommodation. The Visitor Information Centres at Ludlow and Church Stretton are ready to offer help in planning your itinerary.
Ludlow and the Shropshire Hills are the perfect locations for a relaxing country holiday to discover a secret part of England.
Within South Shropshire are:- Shropshire’s gastronomic capital Ludlow, the Alpine like setting of Church Stretton, which is now an award winning Walkers are Welcome town, Bishops Castle famed for it’s microbrewery, Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms and Clun, immortalised by A.E. Housman. Each couldn’t be more different or distinctive. Real shopping in proper shops, lively street markets, antique markets, specialist food shops, art and craft galleries – all give retail therapy Shropshire style.